2019 Kingston Diary: Shelly-Ann goes sub 10.90, Hughes sub 10


Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce is back, and just two weeks before the Jamaican Champs! Catch the entire race below! With Shelly Ann running 10.88 and Elaine Thompson's June 6 100m in 10.89. The 100 meters for women is getting interesting.

Shelly-Ann goes sub 10.90, Hughes sub 10

KINGSTON (JAM, Jun 8): Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced her first sub-10.9 clocking since the 2016 Olympics with victory in the 100m at the Racers Grand Prix in 10.88 to win by a clear margin from teammate Jonielle Smith (11.20). European champion Zharnel Hughes from Great Britain also broke the 10 second-barrier in the men's 100m with a season's best of 9.97 ahead of Yohan Blake's 10.01 to tie the European lead. Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo produced her second sub-50 clocking of the season to win the women's 400m in 49.54 with world champion Phyllis Francis a distant second in 50.85 while Fred Kerley was a comfortable winner of the men's 400m ahead of Machel Cedenio, 44.49 to 44.92. World record-holder Kendra Harrison won the 100m hurdles in 12.54 ahead of US teammate Queen Harrison (12.69) and there was a home win for Ronald Levy in the 110m hurdles in 13.33 ahead of Barbados' Shane Brathwaite's 13.37. Elsewhere on the track, Akeem Bloomfield (20.34) and Rasheed Dwyer (20.43) took a one-two for the hosts in the men's 200m and USA's Brittany Brown won the women's 200m in 22.65. There were also three Jamaican wins in field events: Shawn Thompson won the long jump in the sixth round with 8.13m, Shanieka Ricketts won the triple jump with 14.69m and Fedrick Dacres won the discus with 68.10m (all six of his throws would have won the competition). There was an upset in the shot as Cuba's Yaniuvis Lopez won the with 18.23m from Jessica Ramsey's 18.19m while Commonwealth champion Danniel Thomas-Dodd had to settle for fourth with 18.00m.

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