Elaine Thompson-Herah and Briana Williams for USATF Golden Games
Elaine Thompson-Herah and Briana Williams

Elaine Thompson-Herah won the sprint double at Saturday’s (5 June) NACAC New Life Invitational in Miramar, Florida.

Thompson-Herah, who is the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sprint double champion, topped the 100m in 10.87 seconds (+1.2m/s wind).

American Tianna Bartoletta was second to Thompson-Herah in the 100m with 10.96.

Briana Williams lowered her Jamaica junior record of 10.98, set just last weekend, by running 10.97 seconds for third place.

Michelle-Lee Ayhe, who recently returned from a ban, finished fourth in 11.04 and Jamaicans Shockoria Wallance, 11.18 and Veronica Campbell-Brown, 11.20.

Elaine Thompson-Herah returned later to win the 200m in 22.57. She beat American Kyra Jefferson, 22.77 and Jodie Williams of Great Britain, 23.10.

Trayvon Bromell runs fast

Trayvon Bromell was impressive in the men’s 100m, running 9.77 seconds (+1.5m/s) to beat fellow American Marvin Tracey, 9.85.

Jason Rodgers of St. Kitts and Nevis finished fourth in 10.10 and Jamaica Andre Ewers, fifth in 10.12.

Yohan Blake, who ran 9.97 seconds (+2.1m/s) to take heat 1, skipped the final.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Deon Lendore won the men’s 400m final in 45.58, beating American LaShawn Merritt of the USA, 46.22.
Bahamian Alonso Russell was third in 46.44.

Dave Collins of the USA topped the men’s 200m in 20.73 ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux, 20.84 and Bahamian Terry Smith, 20.92.

Michael Dickson of the USA ran 13.16 to beat Jamaican Ronald Levy, 13.23.
In the women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan ran 12.44 to beat Andrea Vargas of Costa Rica, 12.76 and Pedrya Seymour of Bahamas, 12.81.

Gerald Drummond of Costa Rica ran 49.47 to beat Shawn Rowe of Jamaica, 49.53 in the men’s 400m hurdles.

Dalilah Muhammad won the women’s 400m hurdles in 54.50 ahead of Ronda Whyte of Jamaica, 55.65 and Yanique Haye-Smith of Turks and Caicos, 56.12.

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