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Jamaica International Invitational – Update

Posted by Dresonic on May 3, 2009

JAMAICAN Olympic 100-metre silver medallist Kerron Stewart and Javier Culson produced world-leading times in the 100m and 400 metres hurdles to highlight last night’s sixth staging of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet at press time at the National Stadium. 

Competing in front of an estimated crowd of 8,000, Stewart exploded from the blocks and took control of the race at the 30-metre mark before crossing the line in a new meet record 10.92secs (wind +1.2 m/s).

She had established the old mark of 10.96secs last year. American Marshevet Hooker finished five metres behind in 11.14, followed by Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser and Aleen Bailey, who both posted 11.15 for third and fourth, respectively.

The men’s equivalent went to American Darvis Patton in 10.02 (wind + 0.1 m/s), the same time as runner-up Daniel Bailey of Antigua and Barbuda.

2007 Pan American silver medallist Nickiesha Wilson on the way to victory in the women’s 400m hurdles event at last night’s 6th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium. Wilson clocked 55.20 seconds. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

National Junior record holder Yohan Blake was third in 10.07, while Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson of Trinidad & Tobago was fourth in the same time.

Javier Culson produced a new Puerto Rico national record of 48.42secs to win the men’s 400m hurdles after outsprinting Jamaica’s Isa Phillips (48.79secs).

American Michael Tinsley was third in 48.81, while 2004 Olympic bronze medallist Danny McFarlane was fourth in 48.85.

The women’s event went 2007 Pan American silver medallist Nickiesha Wilson in 55.20s with Kaliese Spencer of MVP second in 55.89 ahead of Trinidad’s Josanne Lucas, 56.16.
Jon Rankin of the US won the men’s 1500m in 3:46.86 ahead of Kenya’s Frederck Musyoki (3:49.33) and Josephat Kithii (3:49.43).

Earlier, Edwin Allen High retained their 4x100m title in 45.75secs from Holmwood (46.09) and The Queen’s (46.27).
Calabar took the boys’ event in 40.66 ahead of St Jago (40.86) and Camperdown (41.15).

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