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Oblique Seville

Jamaicans Oblique Seville and Ackeem Blake dominated the men’s 100m dash at the 2023 Miramar Invitational on Saturday in Florida, USA.

Seville claimed first place with an impressive 9.91 seconds, leading a Jamaican 1-2 finish as Blake followed closely behind with 9.93 seconds.

Canada’s Aaron Brown took third place with a time of 9.97 seconds, while Ronnie Baker of the USA finished fourth with 9.98 seconds.

Reflecting on his victory, Seville said, “It was a great start to the season. 9.91 is a good start to the season. I just wanted to come here to see where I am in training.”

Men’s 100m final

  1. Oblique Seville (JAM) 9.91
  2. Ackeem Blake (JAM) 9.93
  3. Aaron Brown (CAN) 9.97
  4. Ronnie Baker (USA) 9.98
  5. Jerome Blake (CAN) 10.05
  6. Emmanuel Matadi (LBR) 10.2
  7. Kyree King (USA) 10.25 DNS. Andrew Hudson (JAM)

Shericka Jackson finishes 3rd in women’s 400m

In the women’s 400m, USA’s Shamier Little claimed first place with 50.73 seconds, defeating world 200m champion Shericka Jackson of Jamaica, who finished third with a time of 51.64 seconds.

Jamaican Charokee Young took second place with a time of 51.58 seconds.

Women’s 400m Final

  1. Shamier Little (USA) – 50.73
  2. Charokee Young (JAM) – 51.58
  3. Shericka Jackson (JAM) – 51.64
  4. Aliyah Abrams (GUY) – 51.65
  5. Janieve Russell (JAM) – 52.77
  6. Aiyanna Stiverne (CAN) – 54.01

The Miramar Invitational showcased an exciting day of competition, with Seville, Blake, and Little standing out as the top performers.

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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.