Trinidad & Tobago’s 2008 Olympic medalist Richard Thompson clocked 9.74 seconds to win at Saturday’s NTC/Pure Athletics Last Chance Meet.
Although the official results are not showing any wind reading, it is believed the wind was over the allowed +2.0. After Thompson’s race, the women and men 200m heats followed, all helped by wind in range of +3 to +5 m/s.
Thompson admitted on his twitter it was pretty windy. The time, however, is the fastest of the year in any conditions. He clocked legal 10.12 (+0.6) in the heats earlier.
Adam Harris of Guyana 9.90 was second while 400m specialist Gil Roberts 9.92 and Calesio Newman 9.96 rounded off the top four. Dwain Chambers was 6th in 10.06.
Samantha Henry-Robinson of Jamaica won women’s 100m in 11.01 (+1.2) over Alexandria Anderson of USA 11.11 and Jamaican Aleen Bailey 11.16.
Ryan Brathwaite from Barbados posted 13.47 (+1.8) to top the men’s 110m hurdles while on the women’s side Tenaya Jones 12.75 (+0.9) won ahead of Lavonne Idlette of Dominican Republic 12.84 (12.83 +0.9 in heats).
In the 200m, Walter Dix 20.21 (+5.6) and Kineke Alexander of St. Vincent 23.02 (+3.3) were the winners. Alexander also won the 400m in hand-timed 50.8 PB.
Bahamian Michael Mathieu posted 45.11 to win the men’s one lap ahead of former 400mH world champion Kerron Clement 46.08.