Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after running 11.33 at the Cayman Invitational, now ready for JN Racers Grand Prix on June 9, 2018
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after running 11.33 at the Cayman Invitational on June 2, now ready for JN Racers Grand Prix on June 9, 2018
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was one of seven Jamaican winners, but it was Zharnel Hughes’ 100m victory that standout at Saturday’s 3rd staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix.

Hughes won the men’s 100m, running his first sub-10secs, 9.91 to beat American Noah Lyles, who also broke the magical mark for the first time, 9.93. Jamaican Yohan Blake, in the National Stadium showdown, finished third in 10.00 flat.

“Tonight was amazing,” Hughes tweeted.

Jevuaghn Minzie won the men’s B race in 10.10 ahead of fellow Jamaicans Tyquendo Tracey, 10.13 and Kenroy Anderson, 10.21.

Fraser-Pryce runs season best at JN Racers Grand Prix

Meanwhile, Fraser-Pryce, in her second international race since giving birth in 2017, turned the tables on American Jenna Prandini, 11.10 to 11.14. It was Fraser-Pryce’s season best.

Sixteen-year-old Brianna Williams, in her first competition against seniors, finished third in 11.26s.

Jamaicans Hansle Parchment, 13.31 and Ronald Levy, 13.32 battled to the line in the men’s 110m hurdles.

Nigel Ellis surprised the men’s 200m field with a personal best 20.36 to beat USA’s Bryce Robinson, 20.38 and Great Britain’s Miguel Francis, 20.59.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, in the women’s 200m, lived up to expectation by running away with the victory in 22.11. Jamaicans Shericka Jackson, 22.62 and Shashalee Forbes, 22.86 were second and third respectively.

Kirani James, in his first race in over a year, left it late but did enough in the closing stages to beat American Fred Kerley on the line, 44.35 to 44.36. James’ time is a meet and stadium record in his first race in Jamaica.

Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Anastasia Le-Roy battled down the straight in the women’s 400m, but the former prevailed 50.98 to 51.13.

Le-Roy wrote on Twitter: “The first 400m from commonwealth 2nd place, back to the drawing board.”

Leah Nugent led home a Jamaican 1-2-3 finish in the women’s 400m hurdles, taking the top spot in 54.67. Janieve Russell was second in 54.89 and Rhonda Whyte, third in 55.23.

Ajee Wilson of the USA with 1:59.84 beat Natoya Goule, 2:00.66 in the women’s 800m.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd won the women’s shot put with 18.59m

Shanieka Ricketts had a meet record 14.39m to take the top spot in the women’s triple jump.

Jamal Wilson of Bahamas 2.24m to win the men’s high jump.

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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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