Former world record holder Asafa Powell won the men’s 100m at Saturday’s (May 2) International Meeting Region Guadeloupe here at the Stade de Baie-Mahault in Guadeloupe.
Powell, who went in search of the season’s first sub-10 time, fell short with 10.08 seconds.
“I wanted to go sub-10, but the track is hard, it’s a old track, and it was minus 2.6m/s wind, so that’s a great opener for me,” Powell said.
Diondre Batson of USA was second in 10.21 and Jamaican Winston Barnes, third in 10.35. Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis finished 4th in 10.42.
Meanwhile, Brittney Reese broke the women’s long jump record with 6.72m, beating Cuban Yariagna Arguelles’s mark of 6.66m done in 2009.
“The competition was great, the crowd was great, and again thank you all for having me here,” said Reese.
Bianca Stuart of Bahamas 6.64m was second and Cuban Iris Daymi Herrera, third with 6.55m.
Donald Thomas of Bahamas was also in record-breaking mood. He cleared 2.33m to beat Canadian Michael Mason’s 2.31 set in 2012. The mark is also the second best in the world this year.
Mickael Hanny finished 2nd with 2.25m and Ryan Ingraham, also of Bahamas, third with 2.25m
In the all American women’s 100m, Tori Bowie topped the field in 11.13 ahead of English Gardner 11.34 and Lekeisha Lawson 11.54.
In the most highly anticipated race of the night, the men’s 110m hurdles, American Aleec Harris 13.18 beat hometown hero Wilhem Belocian 13.30.
In the women’s sprint hurdles, Sharika Nelvis upstaged Brianna Rollins, both American, 12.77 to 12.84.
American Cassandra Tate, who trailed rivals into the straight, finished very fast to take the women’s 400m hurdles in 56.31.
Jamaican Rushell Clayton, who was right in the mix, finished third in 56.83, just behind American Tiffany Williams 56.82.
Sisters Nikita Tracey 57.94 and Ristananna Tracey 58.21 were 5th and 6th respectively.
In the men’s 400m hurdles, Bershawn Jackson topped the field in 49.11 ahead of fellow American Johnny Dutch 49.36.
Jamaicans Leford Green 50.74 and Andre Clarke 51.39 were 6th and 7th respectively.
Jamaican Demar Forbes was also a winner. He won the men's long jump with a mark of 8.17m over Will Clay of USA 8.11m.
Kinecke Alexander of St. Vincent and The Grenadines won the women’s 400m in 51.49 ahead of Americans Shapri Romero 51.99 and Briana Nelson 53.43.
Americans Patrick Feeney 45.51, James Harris 45.53 and Calvin Smith 46.09 dominated the men’s 400m, which had Jamaicans Chumaine Fitten 46.46, Oral Thompson 47.01, Dane Hyatt 47.17 and Riker Hylton, who did not finish.
Michelle Carter won the women’s shot put with 18.51 over fellow Americans Jeneva Stevens 18.49m and Felisha Johnson 17.94
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