Shaunae Miller-Uibo produced a world-leading 200m time at Sunday’s (4 April) Pure Athletics Spring Invitational.
Miller-Uibo, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 400m champion, blazed across the line in 22.03s. The time bettered American Gabrielle Thomas’ previous world lead of 22.17, done a week ago.
Americans Quanera Hayes ran 22.68 and Lynna Irby 22.75 for the minor places.
Jamaican Natalliah Whyte, representing Puma MVP International, finished fourth in 23.28.
Bahamian Devynne Charlton was the women’s 100m hurdles winner in 13.08s (+2.5m/s). She won ahead of Paola Vazquez, 13.37 and Deya Erickson, 13.73.
Jamaican Andrew Riley ran 13.67 to finish behind Nicholas Anderson, 13.59 in the men’s 110m hurdles.
Jamaican Akeem Bloomfield, representing Puma MVP International, ran 45.78 for second in the men’s one lap. Matthew Hudson-Smith of Great Britain won the event in 45.51.
Alonzo Russell of Bahamas finished fifth in 46.83.
In the men’s 200m, American Erriyon Knighton was the overall winner in 20.31 (+1.7m/s wind). Noah Lyles’ brother Josephus was the heat one winner in 20.37 (+1.6m/s).
Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards won heat two easily in 20.37. The wind reading here was +2.1m/s.
Jamaican Jelani Walker (20.71), Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Cedenio (20.82), Cejhae Green of Antigua and Barbuda (20.86), Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux (20.90), Bahamian Michael Matthieu (20.92), Teray Smith of Bahamas (21.07) and Winston George of Guayana (21.27) were other Caribbean 200m entrances.
Nathon Allen did not finish in the men’s 800m, which Alejandro Zapata of Life Speed won in 1:49.53.
Nickel Ashmeade, like Allen, a former St. Jago athlete, did not finish in the men’s 100m, which saw American quarter-miler Fred Kerley ran away the victor in 10.03 (+1.0m/s).
Kerley ran 10.06 (+1.7m/s) in the preliminary round.
Jaylen Bacon ran 10.18 for second and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain 10.28 for third.
Guyanese Jeremy Bascom finished sixth in 10.41.
In the women’s 100m, Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St. Fort was the best-placed Caribbean woman. She ran 11.76 for seventh and BVI’s Ashley Kelly, 11.82 for ninth.
Angela Tenoria won the event in 11.33 ahead of Kristina Knott, 11.36. Irby ran 11.20 in the heats but skipped the final.
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