World and Olympic 400m champion Steven Gardiner was in record-breaking mood at Friday’s (14 Jan) UAB Blazers Invitational meet in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Gardiner set a new Bahamian record, world lead and meeting record of 32.06 to win the men’s 300m dash. The previous meeting record was 32.51.
“What a way to start the 2022 season, 32.06, at 300m, along with a few goodies – personal best, meet record, national record & world lead.
“So excited for what’s ahead for me,” he wrote on social media after the Blazers Invitational.
Great Britain’s Mathew Hudson-Smith finished second in 32.80 and Mason Phillips of Alabama, third in 33.09.
Olympic Games 100m hurdles champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico was impressive in the women’s 300m. She ran 36.63 to beat Jessica Beard of USA, 37.00 and Christal Mosley of Alabama, 37.86.
Tamari Davis finished ninth in 39.21.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Ruebin Walters won the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.82, beating Jesse Henderson of Mississippi State, 7.87 and Zaza Wellington of Liberia, 7.88.
Andre Ewers finished third in the men’s 60m, crossing the line in 6.80, behind Mason Phillips of Alabama, 6.73 and Sterling Warner-Savage of Louisville, 6.75.
Leander Forbes of Alabama also set a new meeting record of 1:01.43 in the men’s 500m. Also went under the previous record of 1:02.18 was Leon Clarke with 1:01.76.
Jacious Sears of Miami won the women’s event in 7.38secs ahead of Amari Brown of Alabama, 7.42.
Ebony Morrison of Liberia took the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.24 ahead of Shayla Broughton of Mississippi State, 8.43.
Kayla Johnson of Miami topped the women’s 600m in 1:29.11 ahead of Gabby Scott of Puerto Rico, 1:31.38.
Isaac Odugbesan of Alabama threw a record 20.48m to win the Blazers Invitational men’s shot put.
Justin Forde of Miami won the men’s triple jump with 16.04m. Ashley Moore of Miami topped the women’s triple jump with 12.39m.
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