Shericka Jackson came very close to break 11seconds at Saturday’s (29 May) JOA/JAAA Olympic Destiny Series inside the National Stadium in Kingston.
Jackson, Doha 2019 World Championships 400m bronze medallist, ran 11.02 seconds to win the women’s 100m. Jackson bettered her previous personal best of 11.13 done in 2018.
Jackson’s MVP teammate Shockori Wallace finished second in 11.34 and Jean Williams of Racers third in 11.44.
In the men’s event, Nigel Ellis ran 10.17 to beat Oshane Bailey, credited with the same time.
World long jump champion Tajay Gayle won his heat in 10.18 to be the third-fastest overall.
Beijing 2008 Olympic 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker ran 14.17 for fourth in the women’s 100m hurdles, won by Yanique Thompson, 13.36.
Stephenie-Ann McPherson ran 22.97 to beat her MVP teammates Natasha Morrison, 23.08 and Srabani Nanda, 23.43 in the women’s 200m.
Jevaughn Minzie of Titans International took the men’s 200m in 21.02 ahead of Romario Williams, 21.20 and Andel Miller, 21.26.
O’Dwayne Richards threw 19.85m in the men’s shot put. Fedrick Dacres won the men’s discus with 62.73m over Traves Smikle, 62.10m.
Janieve Russell, 54.75, Rushell Clayton, 56.83 and Ristananna Bailey-Cole, 58.56, were the top three from the women’s 400m hurdles.
Jaheel Hyde ran 49.87 in the men’s event.
Roneisha McGregor, 51.51, Tovea Jenkins, 51.77 and Christine Day, 52.75, finished best in the women’s 400m field.
The men’s 400m went to Zandrion Barnes in 46.14 ahead of Rusheen McDonald, 46.23 and Akani Slater, 46.47.
St. Jago’s schoolgirl Shantae Foreman, 6.09m, beat Tissann Hickling, 6.07m.
The Destiny Series is offering big prize money for Jamaican athletes.