BIRMINGHAM, USA – Trinidad and Tobago’s male athlete of the year, Jereem Richards, ran 1:02.79 for second in the 500m here at the Blazer Invitational.

Richards, the London 2017 World Championships 200m silver medallist, was only beaten by Leander Forbes, 1:02.38.

Jamaican Christopher Grant ran 6.70s in the men’s 60m.

On the women’s side, Americans Jesica Beard and rising star Tamari Davis, were both beaten in their events.

Beard ran 38.11 for second in the women’s 300m behind Tamara Clark 36.56. In the 60m, Davis’ 7.28 was third to Brandee Presley 7.18, and Tamara Clark, 7.23.

Selected Results:

MEN:
60m 1 Keitavious Walter 6.59; 2 Alize Ford 6.79; 3 Karson Kowalchuk (can) 6.80; in heats: Christopher Grant (jam) 6.70 1h3

300m h1 Renard Howell 33.71; h3 Jordan Williams 33.50

500m h1 1 Leander Forbes 1.02.38; 2 Jereem Richards (tto) 1.02.79; 3 Trey Johnson 1.03.00; 4 Kyle Goodman 1.03.24; h2 James Burnett 1.03.05

600m h1 1 John Rivera (pur) 1.17.90; 2 Alan Johnson 1.19.69

3.000m 1 Anthony Rotich 7.58.19; 2 Emmanuel Bor 7.58.41; 3 Lawi Lalang 8.00.30; 4 Kigen Chemadi (ken) 8.02.28

60mh h1 1 Robert Dunning 7.74; 2 Kenney Broadnax 7.83

HJ 1 Eric Richars 2.18; 2 Allen Gordon 2.15

SP 1 Santiago Basso (chi) 18.80; 2 Isaac Odugbesan (ngr) 18.52

WT 1 Bobby Colantonio 21.83; 2 Joseph Benedetto 20.62

WOMEN:
60m 1 Brandee Presley 7.18; 2 Tamara Clark 7.23; 3 Tamari Davis 7.28; 4 Lisa Wickham (tto) 7.32; 5 Daija Lampkin 7.49 (7.47 h)

300m h1 1 Tamara Clark 36.56; 2 Jesica Beard 38.11; 3 Daija Lampkin 38.11; h2 1 D’Jai Baker 37.86; 2 Jayda Eckford 38.21

500m h1 Gabby Scott (pur) 1.14.38

600m h3 Anne-Catherine Wasser (ger) 1.34.76

1,000m h1 Sandra Szpott (pol) 2.52.73

60mh h1 1 Kieshonna Brooks 8.42; 2 Adriana Janic (swe) 8.52

PV … 3 Filippa Miller (swe) 3.80

SP 1 Jessica Ramsey 17.38; 2 Haley Teel 17.34; 3 Cherisse Murray (tto) 15.77

WT 1 Avi Bulai 21.53; 2 Madi Malone 21.33; 3 Jasmine Mitchell 21.22


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