Jamaica’s world indoor champion Omar McLeod opened his season in world-leading style at Saturday’s Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky.
McLeod won the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.53. The time beat the previous world best of 7.65secs, set by American Chad Zallow.
Jamil Peeples of Arkansas State, 7.95 and DaJuan Seward of Ocio State finished behind McLeod, the Olympic and World 110m hurdles champion.
In a more competitive women’s 60m hurdles field, Keni Harrison of USA, 7.82 beat Jasmine Camcho-Quinn, representing Kentucky, 8.10 and Kori Carter, 8.21.
Harrison also won the 200m dash in 23.16, beating Carter, who was second in 23.36.
“Not too bad of a start in the hurdles and sprints,” said Harrison after the day’s event while adding “got a lot of room for improvement.”
Not too bad of a start in the hurdles & sprints got a lot of room for improvement.
— Keni Harrison (@Ken_AYE_) January 14, 2018
In the field, Jamaican Latavia Coombs took the women’s triple jump 12.84m.