Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah were on fire at Saturday’s (8 Aug) Velocity Fest 4 at the National Stadium.
Fraser-Pryce, the Doha 2019 World champion, won heat two and the overall event in 10.87 – the fastest time in the world for 2020. The time bettered Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 10.98 personal best, done last month.
Fraser-Pryce, who was out fast, blew away the field to cross the line in 10.87 ahead of Shashalee Forbes, 11.20 and Kasheika Cameron, 11.56.
In heat three, Thomspon-Herah, who had a moderate start, hit top speed at the halfway stage. She easily pulled away from her rivals to cross the line in 10.88s.
Natasha Morrison, who was second in heat 3, finished fourth overall in 11.25.
At earlier meets, Fraser-Pryce ran 11secs flat and Thompson-Herah dropped a wind-aided 10.73s. Both these performance were at Jamaica College, the venue of the first three in the series.
Finals 1 Fraser-Pryce, Shelly-Ann Nike 10.87 1.4 2 2 Thompson-Herah, Elaine Mvp Track & Fiel 10.88 0.3 3 3 Forbes, Shashalee Sprintec Track Club 11.20 1.4 2 4 Morrison, Natasha Sprintec Track Club 11.25 0.3 3 5 Strachan, Anthonique Mvp Track & Fiel 11.46 0.3 3 6 Cameron, Kasheika Mvp Track & Fiel 11.56 1.4 2 7 Nanda, Srabani Mvp Track & Fiel 11.65 0.3 3 8 Harriott, Michae GC Foster College 11.66 0.1 1 9 Clarke, Dominique Unattached 12.04 0.1 1 10 Curtis, Samantha Pelicans Track Club 12.27 1.4 2 11 Laidlaw, Kristen Mvp Track & Fiel 12.56 0.1 1
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