Jackson wins Diamond League 100m title
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson won the first half of a potential Diamond League sprint double after she won the 100m in 10.70 seconds (0.8m/s) at Saturday’s first day of the Wanda Diamond League finals at the PreFontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
The win went a far way to avenge her second place finish at last month’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary as World Champion Sha’Carri Richardson was fourth in 10.80 seconds.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast who was off to a fast start was second with a season’s best equalling 10.75 seconds and Jamaica’s Elaine
Thompson-Herah lowered her season’s best once more to 10.79 seconds for third place.
Natasha Morrison ran a lifetime best 10.85 seconds for sixth, under her previous best of 10.87 seconds set in 2021.
Shanieka Ricketts was second in the women’s triple jump with a lifetime best 15.03m (0.0m/s) and had two jumps of at least 15.00m.
Kimberly Williams was third with a season’s best 14.61m (-0.1m/s) as Venezuela’s World Champion Yulimar Rojas recovered from yet another poor start to win with a world leading 15.35m (1.2m/s).
-Paul A Reid