Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned Jamaica National 100m champions on Friday night.

Powell, the former world 100m record holder at 9.74, topped the men’s 100m field in 9.84 seconds.

Powell, who said he wasn’t pleased with his start, separated himself from the field early to beat Nickel Ashmeade 9.91, Kemar Bailey Cole 9.97 and Nesta Carter 9.98

Powell said he could have gone faster, but “the start just not coming back as yet. My body needs to remember how to start again.”

In the women’s event, Fraser Pryce lowered her world leading time of 10.82 to 10.79 to destroy a fairly strong field.

Natasha Morrison, Fraser-Pryce’s training partner at MVP, was second in 11.03 while Veronica Campbell-Brown ended 3rd in 11.06.

“I executed a good race,” said Fraser-Pryce while adding “I just wanted to come out here and put a solid race together so I thank God for that.”


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