Santos upstages Merritt over 400m; Fraser Pryce wins JII 200m

Sunday, May 04, 2014

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- World 400 metre champion LaShawn Merritt was upstaged by Luguelín Santos of the Dominican Republic over the distance in the Jamaica International Invitational meet held at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday.

In a close finish Santos (44.82) the World Championship bronze medallist edged Merritt (44.86).

Meanwhile, double World and Olympic champion Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce (22.53) took the 200 metre from American champion Kimberly Duncan (22.61) with Jeneba Tarmoh also of the US in third on 22.69 seconds.

World indoor champion Francina McCrory of the US won the Women’s 400 metre in 50.24 from Jamaicans Stephanie McPherson (50.58) and Novlene Williams Mills in 50.90 seconds.

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare (11.19) took the Women’s 100 metre from Kerron Stewart with the Men’s equivalent won by Justin Gatlin in 10.08 seconds.

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