Double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah showed her class in a dominant display of sprinting after speeding to win the women’s 100m at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday.
Thompson-Herah looked in full control of the race before pulling well clear of the field with around 10 metres to go and stopping the clock at 10.79. American Sha’Carri Richardson finished at the head of the pack behind Thompson-Herah, clocking 10.92 for second spot.
The time was identical to another Jamaican, Sherika Jackson, an Olympic 100m bronze medallist. Richardson was, however, given second ahead of Jackson based on the photo finish.
Elsewhere, another Jamaican star, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took top spot in the women’s 200m. Fraser-Pryce stopped the clock in a season’s best 22.41, well clear of second-place Brittany Brown who was timed in 22.74. The Bahamas’ Anthonique Strachan was third in 22.76.
In the women’s 800m, Olympic finalist Natoya Goule finished fourth in 1:59.39. The event was won by Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson in 1:57.72.