Asafa, Russell, McPherson win in Rieti

By Paul Reid

Monday, September 08, 2014

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JAMAICAN athletes Carrie Russell and Stephenie Ann McPherson were winners at yesterday's IAAF World Challenge meeting in Rieti, Italy, as former World Record holder Asafa Powell continued his return to form in the men's 100m.


Russell, a member of the gold medal winning women's 4x100m relay team at last year's World Championships in Moscow, Russia, ran a season's best 11.10 seconds (0.5m/s).


American Jessica Young was second in a lifetime best 11.13 seconds, while Bulgaria's Ivet Lalova was third in 11.29 seconds.


Powell was second on time in the men's 100m, winning his heat in 9.90 seconds (0.7m/s), while American Justin Gatlin won the second heat in 9.83 seconds (0.7m/s).


It was Powell's third run under 10.00 seconds since he returned to competition in July.


Meanwhile, Nesta Carter ran 10.07 seconds to be second to Gatlin, Jacques Harvey was fourth in that heat in 10.17 seconds and 200m specialist Rasheed Dwyer ran 10.21 seconds.


Commonwealth Games champion McPherson and Christine Day made it a Jamaican 1-2 in the women's 400m. McPherson won in 50.38 seconds with Day second in 51.08 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Olha Zemlyak (51.26 seconds).



 

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