Asafa Powell to run at Meeting de Paris
Asafa Powell to run at Meeting de Paris

Zharnel Hughes was the men’s 100m dash winner at the GC Foster Classics on Saturday (16 March).

Hughes, running against a negative 1.3m/s headwind, stopped the clock in 10.20 seconds. UWI’s Emmanuel Archibald, the heat 10 winner, was second overall.

Asafa Powell won heat 2 in 10.35 (-1.1m/s wind) for 3rd overall.

Other top names in the field were Nesta Carter (10.35), Andrew Fisher (10.36), Oshane Bailey (10.39), Demish Gaye (10.48) and Michael O’Hara 10.54).

Shericka Jackson ran a wind-aided 11.03 seconds to beat Shashalee Forbes, 11.10, Natasha Morrison, 11.23 and Stephenie McPherson, 11.30.

Gayon Evans11.32, Anastasia Le-Roy, 11.33 and Sharon Simpson, 11.35, rounded off the top seven finishers.

In the women’s 400m, Roneisha McGregor of Athletics Academy, 52.42, beat Janieve Russell of MVP, 52.46.

Shiann Salmon of GC Foster College, winner of heat 1, was third overall in 52.78.

Ricardo Cunningham of Vision Track Club was the fastest quarter-miler on the day with 52.28 to beat Owayne Russell, 53.42.

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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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