DES MOINES, USA – The Drake Relays Road to Rio ended on Saturday in rainy and cold weather.
It was in those conditions that Omar McLeod of Jamaica clocked a World leading 13.08 (-0.1) in the men’s 110m hurdles.
Last weekend, he went sub 10 (9.99) in the 100m and things look good for a sub-13 seconds clocking in Shanghai, the second stop in the IAAF Diamond League on May 14th.
American, David Oliver was second in 13.31 and Jamaican, Hansle Parchment, third in 13.42, while World record holder, Aries Merritt, ended fifth in 13.61.
In a competitive women’s hurdles, 12.56 was the fastest time of the day by World leader American, Kendra Harrison, over compatriots, Kristi Castlin, 12.62 and Brianna Rollins, 12.65, Nia Ali, 12.77 and Jasmin Stowers, 12.81.
Levern Spencer of St. Lucia cleared 1.95m in high jump to beat World Indoor champion Vashti Cunningham, who was fourth, 1.85m.
Kaliese Spencer finished fourth in the women’s 400m hurdles in 56.39 (her slowest time since 2010). Briton Meghan Beesley clocked 55.43 to win the event