By Vijay, TrackAlerts.Com Writer
LUZERN, Switzerland – Jamaican Stephenie-Ann McPherson was a winner at Tuesday’s (14 July) Spitzen Leichtathletik meet here in Luzern.
Veronica Campbell-Brown, two-time Olympic Games 200m gold medallist, and World and Olympic Games medallist Warren Weir, were also in action, but ended on losing sides.
McPherson topped the women’s 400m dash in 50.50. (Kemi Adekoya (BRN) finished second in 50.86 and Jamaica champion Christine Day, third in 51.57.
Campbell-Brown was the second best on the day, finishing the half lap event in 22.61secs. Another Jamaican, Shericka Jackson won her section in 22.87, but the overall winner was American Charonda Williams in 22.32. Williams earlier won the 100m in 11.14.
Weir ran 20.45 and Tyquendo Tracey 20.59 for 5th and 6th in the men’s 200m A race won by South African Wayde van Niekerk in 19.94, a new national record.
Jamaican Edino Steele did 20.54secs in the B race.
In the highly competitive women’s 100m hurdles, Jamaican Danielle Williams, fresh from her success at the World University Games last week, crossed the line in 12.92.
Americans Queens Harrison 12.62, World Champion Brianna Rollins 12.66 and Sharika Nelvis 12.72 were faster on the day.
In the men’s sprint hurdles, Shane Brathwaite of Barbados 13.43 and Dwight Thomas of Jamaica 13.48 watched as former World Champion Jason Richardson recorded the day’s fastest time of 13.25.
Trinidad & Tobago's Cleopatra Borel Borel was beaten in the women's shot put by Valerie Adams of New Zealand 18.73m to 18.71m
Jason Morgan improved on his last outing with 61.10m, but that was only good enough for fifth in the men’s discus, won by German Martin Wierig 63.85.