Elaine Thompson-Herah Runs Season’s Best at Florida Meet – Caribbean News – caribbeannationalweekly.com

Elaine Thompson-Herah Runs Season’s Best at Florida Meet – Caribbean News – caribbeannationalweekly.com

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Jamaican double Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked a season-best of 10.78s to win the 100m at the Pure Athletics Elite Meet in Clermont, Florida on May 2.

Thompson-Herah’s time was the second-fastest in the world this season. Only the USA’s Sha’ Carri Richardson has run faster with her time of 10.72 at the Miramar South Florida Invitational last month.

The women’s 100 was a 1-2-3 for the Jamaicans, as Natalliah Whyte clocked 11.08 for second place with Ashanti Moore third in 11.10.

On the men’s side, Jamaica’s 2011 World champion Yohan Blake finished second in the men’s 100m in 10.02, the same time as the winner Cejhae Green of Antigua and Barbuda. Jamaica’s Julian Forte was sixth with 10.19 and Jevaughn Minzie eighth in a slow 10.52.

World Championship 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson and 2016 Olympic 400m hurdles finalist, Janieve Russell also secured wins at the meet.