Omar McLeod
Omar McLeod wins the men's 110m hurdles in 13.01 ahead of Deuce Carter 13.21 and Andrew Riley 13.49 ‪#‎JamaicaTrials‬ ‪#‎Rio2016‬

Jamaica’s world indoor champion Omar McLeod opened his season in world-leading style at Saturday’s Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky.

McLeod won the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.53. The time beat the previous world best of 7.65secs, set by American Chad Zallow.

Jamil Peeples of Arkansas State, 7.95 and DaJuan Seward of Ocio State finished behind McLeod, the Olympic and World 110m hurdles champion.

In a more competitive women’s 60m hurdles field, Keni Harrison of USA, 7.82 beat Jasmine Camcho-Quinn, representing Kentucky, 8.10 and Kori Carter, 8.21.

Harrison also won the 200m dash in 23.16, beating Carter, who was second in 23.36.

“Not too bad of a start in the hurdles and sprints,” said Harrison after the day’s event while adding “got a lot of room for improvement.”

In the field, Jamaican Latavia Coombs took the women’s triple jump 12.84m.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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