Bahamian quarter miler Shaunae Miller-Uibo was admittedly displeased with her performance at the Racers Grand Prix meet, despite destroying a quality field to claim the women’s 400m title in Kingston, on Saturday.
In just her second race in the event this season, Miller-Uibo clocked a respectable 49.54 seconds, not as fast as her opening run of 49.05 set in Florida, back in April, but more than good enough for a new meet record. The time bettered the previous best of 50.52 set by American Allyson Felix in 2017.
In fact, Miller-Uibo finished more than a second ahead of reigning World Champion Phyllis Francis, with the American crossing the line in 50.85. Jamaica’s Chris-ann Gordon was third in 51.83.
The reigning Olympic champion just proved to be a different class than the rest of the field on the day and had the World Champion Francis well covered by the 100m mark. She proceeded to leave the American and the rest of her opponents fighting for the minor places by the top of the stretch. The Bahamian, however, seemed to have been expecting a better performance.
“I think today wasn’t really a good run,” she said following the race.
“I’m working on a lot of things trying to perfect my race but I’m happy I finished healthy which is important.”
Source: Kwesi Mugisa