Elaine Thompson Shelly Fraser Pryce
Elaine Thompson Shelly Fraser Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah were on fire at Saturday’s (8 Aug) Velocity Fest 4 at the National Stadium.

Fraser-Pryce, the Doha 2019 World champion, won heat two and the overall event in 10.87 – the fastest time in the world for 2020. The time bettered Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 10.98 personal best, done last month.

Fraser-Pryce, who was out fast, blew away the field to cross the line in 10.87 ahead of Shashalee Forbes, 11.20 and Kasheika Cameron, 11.56.

In heat three, Thomspon-Herah, who had a moderate start, hit top speed at the halfway stage. She easily pulled away from her rivals to cross the line in 10.88s.

Natasha Morrison, who was second in heat 3, finished fourth overall in 11.25.

At earlier meets, Fraser-Pryce ran 11secs flat and Thompson-Herah dropped a wind-aided 10.73s. Both these performance were at Jamaica College, the venue of the first three in the series.

  1 Fraser-Pryce, Shelly-Ann     Nike                     10.87   1.4  2
  2 Thompson-Herah, Elaine       Mvp Track & Fiel         10.88   0.3  3
  3 Forbes, Shashalee            Sprintec Track Club      11.20   1.4  2
  4 Morrison, Natasha            Sprintec Track Club      11.25   0.3  3
  5 Strachan, Anthonique         Mvp Track & Fiel         11.46   0.3  3
  6 Cameron, Kasheika            Mvp Track & Fiel         11.56   1.4  2
  7 Nanda, Srabani               Mvp Track & Fiel         11.65   0.3  3
  8 Harriott, Michae             GC Foster College        11.66   0.1  1
  9 Clarke, Dominique            Unattached               12.04   0.1  1
 10 Curtis, Samantha             Pelicans Track Club      12.27   1.4  2
 11 Laidlaw, Kristen             Mvp Track & Fiel         12.56   0.1  1

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