Anthonique Strachan

Bahamian former World Under-20 champion Anthonique Strachan clocked a world-leading and personal-best 10.99 seconds (w+0.5) in the 100 meters at the John Wolmer Speed Fest on March 26.

Strachan beat Jamaican and Sprintec Shashalee Forbes (11.24).

Multiple Olympic winner Elaine Thompson-Herah was third in the 400 meters in 56.72. The winner, hurdler Rushell Clayton posted 54.41.

Sada Williams of Barbados clocked 22.93 seconds (w+1.5) in the 200 meters; Nigel Ellis topped the men´s 200 meters in 20.43 (w+1.2) with Yohan Blake winning his heat in 20.95 (w+2.1).

Ackeem Blake won the 100 meters final in 10.13 seconds (w+0.6), while Zharnel Hughes clocked 10.15 (w+1.3). Hurdler Jaheel Hyde posted a 45.78 personal best in the 400 meters.

Shanieka Ricketts got out to 13.94 (w+1.0) in the triple jump.

In the discus throw, Travis Smikle flung 65.07 meters over Fedrick Dacres (62.25); and on the women’s side, Shadae Lawrence threw 63.94 meters, the third-best of her career and the best on Jamaican soil.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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