Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Jereem Richards pulled off impressive victories at the second meet of the American Track League this season in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Miller-Uibo, who is likely to run the 200m at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer, won in a world-leading and personal best 22.40 blowing away 400m hurdler Shamier Little who clocked a solid 23.40 for second place.
Miller-Uibo’s time, a Bahamian national record, tied the facility record set by Bianca Knight in 2008 and was just 0.07s off the American record set by Gwen Torrence in 1996.
The Bahamian said afterwards she was pleased with the run having wanted to get a chance to see what kind of shape she was in and was thankful to have finished the race healthy.
In the men’s equivalent, Richards, the 2018 Commonwealth Games 200m champion clocked 20.74 to win the 200m in a Trinidad and Tobago 1-2 finish. Deon Lendore clocked 20.89 relegating American Rodney Rowe (20.95) to third.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s 600m T&T’s Sparkle McKnight clocked 1:29.32 for third behind the USA’s Sammy Watson who won in 1:28.29 just ahead of Puerto Rico’s Gabby Scott (1:28.30).
Mario Burke ran 6.68 for third in the Men’s 60m that was won by the USA’s Maurice Eaddy in 6.63. Marvin Bracy was second in 6.66.
In the field, Jamaica’s Chanice Porter jumped a season-best 6.52m to finish second in the long jump event won by the USA’s Kendell Williams with her best jump of 6.60m. Yanis David of France was some distance back in third with 6.32m.
Source: Leighton Levy