Megan Tapper was the best-placed Caribbean athlete at Saturday’s (29 Aug) at the Blue Oval Showcase in Des Moines, USA.

Jamaican Tapper, a finalist at the Doha 2019 World Championships, ran a season-best 12.96 for second in the women’s 100m hurdles.

Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter won the event in 12.90 while American Dawn Harper-Nelson finished third in 13.17.

In the B race, American Payton Chadwick ran 12.97s.

Jeffs Demps of the United States topped the men’s 100m in 10.09. American Devin Quinn had the second-fastest time on the day of 10.12 while Kyree King, also of USA, the B race winner, ran 10.19.

In the men’s 200m, American Josephus Lyles, brother of world champion Noah Lyles, won in 20.32. Alonso Edward of Panama finished behind Lyles in 20.69.

Justin Robinson, the B race winner, ran 20.67 for second overall.

Bahamian Tynia Gaither finished third in the women’s 200m. She crossed the line in 23.08 behind Americans Lynna Irby, 22.52 and Kyra Jefferson, 22.69.

Kayla White of USA won the women’s 100m dash in 11.18 ahead of Kristina Knott, 11.27.

United States’ Olympic gold medallist Tianna Bartoletta ran 11.44 for third in the 100m and jumped 5.93m, for the same position in the long jump.

Jordan Gray won the long jump with 6.04m.


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