Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Jamaicans Natoya Goule and Shiann Salmon, and Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago were winners at Sunday’s (23 May) adidas Boost Boston Games.
Miller-Uibo continued to stamp her class on the 200m, the event she will run in the Tokyo Olympic Games, with an impressive 22.08 clocking on the straight. Miller-Uibo, who looked relaxed throughout, finished well ahead of Kortnei Johnson, 22.40 and Madeline Jonathas, 22.57. Miller-Uibo, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games champion, has opted for the 200m this time around because the Olympic schedule for both events is too close.
Richards won the men’s 150m final in 14.75. Yohan Blake, who was in the mix of the straight 150m for more than halfway, finished a distant second in 14.94.
Salmon scored a good win in the women’s 200m straight hurdles, 24.86 to beat Shamier Little, 24.91.
Ronda Whyte, also of Jamaica, finished third in 25.71.
Goule was also impressive, winning the scarcely run 600m road race in 1:24.0 ahead of her American 800m rival Ajee Wilson, 1:26.0.
Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade, 10.17, finished 3rd in the men’s 100m, won by Isiah Young, 9.94 ahead of favourite Noah Lyles, 10.10. Ashmeade ran 10.18 in the prelims.
Aleia Hobbs of the USA topped the women’s 100m in 11.05 ahead of Gabrielle Thomas, 11.17. Dafne Schippers of the Netherland looked out of form for 11.38, and Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast, fifth in 11.44.
In the B final, Jamaican Ashanti Moore ran 11.18 for second behind Kiara Parker of USA, 11.07. While in the C final,
Trinidad and Tobago’s duo of Michelle-Lee Ahye, 11.22 and Kelly-Ann Baptiste, 11.56, finished first and third, respectively.
Jerome Blake of Canada won the straight 200m in 19.89 ahead of Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, 19.93. Both achieved personal best times. Wayde Van Niekerk, who was returning to the event for the first time since setting the event’s record 2017, was in prime position but pulled up after feeling a cramp in his hip and laboured across the finish line in 20.86. He came off the track holding onto his upper thigh but tweeted later on that he was OK.
American World champion Grant Holloway continued his dominance in the men’s 110m hurdles. He won the event in 13.20 ahead of Barbadian Shane Brathwaite, 13.71.
Kendra Harrison, the world record holder, had an excellent showing in the women’s 100m hurdles, clocking 12.49 seconds to take the top spot. Tobi Amusan of Nigeria trailed her from start to finish in 12.62.
Jamaican Danielle Williams finished fourth in 12.92.