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Coleman 9.97/19.98, NMB sub 10
COLUMBIA (USA, May 13): SEC Conference is the dominating one within NCAA first level in sprints. Christian Coleman confirmed that with superb double clocking 9.97 (+0.6) and 19.98 PB (+0.6). Second places in both events for talented British sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake 9.99 PB and 20.09. In the 200 m third TrinidadÂ´s Jereem Richards 20.22 PB and fourth Kendal Williams 20.30. Fred Kerley did not repeat his superb 400 m heat time but still got excellent 44.30 to win over Jamaicans Nathon Allen 44.52 PB (his first sub 45 of the career) and Akeem Bloomfield 44.81. In women sprints Aleia Hobbs 11.12 (+0.9, second Jonielle Smith from Jamaica 11.13, equaled PB) and Kyra Jefferson 22.74 (+0.6). LSU won both sprint relays 38.71 and 42.56, Texas AM got both 4×400 m in 3:00.72 World lead and 3:29.83. Also hurdles had quality winning times as all mentioned men clocked personal bests. Devon Williams 13.37 (+0.2) ahead of Grant Holloway 13.42, in the 400 m Jamaican Kemar Mowatt 48.79 (had pre 2017 best 50.66) ahead of Eric Futch 48.82 and Robert Grant 48.15. Puertorican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn topped women hurdles 12.81 (+1.0) and Tyler Brockington won 400 m hurdles in 55.97 PB. Also to note both 800 m winners Devin Dixon 1:45.71 PB and Jazmine Fray 2:02.00. Dutch Denzel Comenentia achieved in shot put 20.00 and US record holder Keturah Orji won triple 13.95 (0.0).