VCB runs world-leading 10.86 in Florida

Sunday, June 08, 2014

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JAMAICA'S Veronica Campbell Brown has shown a return to top form after recording a world-leading 10.86 seconds pushed by the maximum allowable wind of 2.0 metres per seconds to win the women's 100m at the Star Athletics International Sprint Series meeting in Clermont, Central Florida, yesterday.

Campbell Brown, who also won the 200m in a wind assisted 22.30 seconds (2.1m/s), replaced compatriot Samantha Henry-Robinson at the top of the IAAF women's 100m list that sees three Jamaicans in the top-three positions.

Henry-Robinson had run 11.00 seconds at the same track in April, while former Herbert Morrison sprinter Remona Burchell slipped to third place with her personal best 11.03 seconds set in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 30.

The multiple Olympic Games and World Championships gold medallist Campbell Brown is on the comeback trail after a 10-month break, virtually all of last season, while battling a drug suspension that was eventually overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), sports' highest legal body.

Campbell Brown had run 11.14 seconds in her previous 100m race in Beijing, China, on May 26.

Meanwhile, 12 Jamaicans will compete at two IAAF World Challenge meetings in Hengelo, Holland, and Marrakech, Morocco, today.

IAAF World Indoors bronze medallist Kimberley Williams will lead the Jamaican charge in Hengelo with Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart and Schillonie Calvert running the 100m.

Calvert will be seeking her second win in the event here after winning in 2011 where she first ran her personal best 11.05 seconds.

Kimmari Roach will run the men's 100m, Andrew Riley the 110m hurdles, while Patricia Hall will contest the 400m.

Olympic and World Championships relay gold medallist Kemar Bailey-Cole will run the 100m in Morocco Jason Livermore lines up in the 200m and World Championships finalist Demar Forbes will contest the long jump.

In the female section, veteran Aleen Bailey and Simone Facey will run the 200m, while Shevon Stoddart goes in the 400m hurdles.




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