KINGSTON, Jamaica — World and Olympic Games 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 60m dash (outdoor) at The Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet – a local meet held on Saturday to open her 2014 season.
Fraser-Pryce, who said she plans to run at the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships, clocked 7.11 seconds (+0.4m/s) to take the special outdoor event. Carrie Russell was second in 7.28secs.
The Jamaican, who holds a personal indoor best of 7.04secs in the event, set in Stockholm, last February, wanted to see how well her training was going in preparation for her first World Indoors. This year’s championships will be held in Sopot Poland, from March 7-9.
She expressed satisfaction with the support from the crowd while adding ""I am happy to know I was able to create history by running the first ourdoor 60m.'
Fraser-Pryce continued: "I am excited and looking forward to the remainder of the season, especially going to my first world indoors.”
Meanwhile, her fellow training partner Nesta Carter won the men’s 60m race in 6.52secs, running in a -1.1m/s ahead of Winston Barnes 6.61.
Earlier, Kaliese Spencer won the women's 400m in 51.39 ahead of Anneisha McLaughlin 52.77 and Christine Day 53.66. Edino Steele topped the men's event in 46.75 over Riker Hylton 47.74.
Shericka Jackson won the women's 200m in 23.29 while Ristananna Tracey took the women 800m in 2:08.83