JACKSONVILLE (USA, Apr 29) – Jamaican athletes dominated at Saturday’s East Coast Relays in Florida, with Natasha Morrison, Ronda Whyte, and Christoffe Bryan all claiming victories.
In the women’s 100m, Jamaican Natasha Morrison ran a windy 10.93 (+3.9) to finish ahead of Melissa Jefferson (10.98). Ronda Whyte, representing Adidas, won the women’s 400m in 52.00, and also took home the title in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 55.32.
In the men’s events, Cejhae Greene won the windy 100m with a time of 10.01 (+2.9), beating Xie Zhenye of Tumbleweed (10.06) and Dominique Alexander of Campbell (10.11). Zhenye went on to win the 200m in 20.31.
Trey Cunningham, a world medalist, claimed victory in the men’s hurdles with a time of 13.45 (+1.7), ahead of Sincere Rhea of Miami (13.72).
Jamaican Rusheen McDonald ran his fastest time in over six years, finishing second in the men’s 400m with a time of 44.97, just behind Trevor Stewart (44.95).
Meanwhile, Christoffe Bryan of Puma MVP International cleared 2.16 meters to win the men’s high jump, and Yuki Hashioka of Tumbleweed leaped 8.11 meters to claim the men’s long jump title.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, an Olympic winner, won the women’s 100m hurdles with a windy time of 12.29 (+3.2), finishing ahead of Rayniah Jones (12.63).