Blake speeds to comfortable 10.02 at All Comers meet

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter

Monday, June 09, 2014

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FRESH from his golden exploits at the World Relays, Jamaica's 2011 World 100m champion Yohan Blake sped to a comfortable 10.02 seconds to win the 100m at the JAAA All Comers Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday.

Blake, 24, who ran a mind-boggling 19 seconds flat for his 4x200m relay split and was a part of two triumphant relay teams, returned to Jamaica in style by easily powering away from the field in 10.02 seconds.

The initial flash time was 9.98 seconds and the former St Jago High school star might have been a little disappointed that the time didn't stand before being rounded down.

Oshane Bailey of Akan was second in 10.14 seconds ahead of Racers' Daniel Bailey of Antigua with 10.33 seconds. Calabar High's Michael O'Hara was fourth with 10.34 seconds. Tyquendo Tracey, now of the University of Technology (UTech), clocked a decent 10.29 seconds to win heat nine.

Meanwhile, Calabar's Javon Francis continued his fine form after recovering from injury and stopped the clock at 45.92 seconds to capture the men's 400m. Allodin Fothergill of Racers was second in 46.55 with World Youth champion Martin Manley of St Jago some way back in third spot with 47.45 seconds, with his schoolmate Nathan Allen fourth in 48.85.

Sprintec's Alin Green won heat five in 46.14 seconds ahead of Nicholas Maitland of Racers in 46.19 seconds.

Olympic 200m bronze medallist Warren Weir looked relaxed in winning the 200m in 20.55 seconds ahead of Oshane Bailey in 20.71 seconds. The Racers' pair of Jason Young and Edino Steele were third and fourth in 20.85 and 20.89 seconds, respectively.

MVP's Anneisha McLaughin outbattled Nadine Palmer to win the women's 100m in 11.46 seconds. Palmer was a clear second in 11.51 ahead of Wolmer's schoolgirl Shauna Helps who did 11.75 seconds. Audra Segree of Sprintec was quickest in the 200m with 23.87 seconds ahead of Jonelle Smith of Wolmer's Girls with
24.07 seconds.

Jenieve Russell of UTech won the Women's 400m in 51.49 seconds, relegating Bobby-Gaye Gooden of Racers into second with 53.12 seconds. Schoolgirls Asaine Hall of Petersfield and Dawnalee Loney of Balaclavia High was third and fourth in 53.73 and 53.79 seconds, respectively.

UTech's Simoya Campbell took the Women's 800m very easily in 2:05.33 minutes. Her teammate Samantha James was well behind in second spot with 2:11.02 ahead of Monique McPherson of St Jago with 2:11.09 minutes.

MVP's Ricardo Cunningham raced the clock in the men's 800m and won in 1:49.65 minutes ahead of Adrian Tulloch of UTech with 1:51.45 minutes.

Darrel Garwood ahead won the Men's high jump with a leap of 2.15m,
while Joseph Ramie of UTech took the men's long jump with 7.38m.

Odayne Richards heaved a massive 20.97m to capture the men's discus and Christopher Brown won the Men's shot put with 16.02m. Zavian Richard of UWI
won the Men's javelin
with 62.32m.




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