Omar McLeod

Omar McLeod won the men’s 100m while Kerron Stewart was second in the women’s event on Friday’s (30 March) penultimate day of the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida.

McLeod, the World and Olympic Games 110m hurdles champion, clocked 10.32 (+0.2m/s wind) to take the overall top spot ahead of Jaylan Mitchell, the heat 5 winner in 10.35.

Mobolade Ajomale, who was in McLeod’s heat 1, finished third overall with 10.37.

In the women’s event, Stewart finished 2rd in 11.41secs, beaten only by Javianne Oliver, who crossed the line in 11.39.

Sydney McLaughlin continued to show superb form. After her impressive 200m PB of 22.39 on Thursday (29 March), she returned to clock another top life-time best 50.07 in the 400m. The mark is also a World lead and 6th all-time U20 performer.

Sharrika Barnett was second in the event with 50.93secs, also a personal best while Brionna Thomas picked up the third place spot with 51.72.

In the men’s 200m, South African Ncincilili Titi, 20.36 (+0.9) beat Terrance Laird, 20.41 and Riak Reese 20.43. 

NCAA Champion Grant Holloway won the 110m hurdles in 13.45 (+0.7). Also Nathan Strother won the 400m in 45.46.

In women’s hurdles, Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn topped the field in 12.77 (-0.8m/s).

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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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