Fraser-Pryce, Jackson win in Poland
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (left) and Shericka Jackson

World champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson both had impressive wins at the Silesia Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Diamond League meeting in Poland on Saturday, the first Diamond League meeting ever to be held in the European country.

Fraser-Pryce lowered her world leading time in the 100m to 10.66 seconds (0.5m/s) while Jackson extended her winning streak in the 200m to seven straight, running 21.84 seconds (0.2m/s).

The 100m was not officially part of the Diamond League programme but there was no stopping Fraser-Pryce as she got off to a fast start after a false start and won easily, beating her previous season best 10.67 seconds.

American Aleia Hobbs was second in 10.94 seconds and Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was third in 11.00 seconds.Briana Williams was fifth in 11.11 seconds and Natasha Morrison ninth in 11.20 seconds.

Jackson decimated a quality field that saw World Championships 400m gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo finish second in 22.35 seconds and American Jenna Prandini third in 22.39 seconds.

Ackeem Blake was an impressive third in his his first Diamond League race, clocking 10.00 seconds (-0.7m/s) while Yohan Blake was fifth with 10.13 seconds.

World Championship finalists Candice McLeod was third in the women’s 400m in 50.22 seconds and Stephenie Ann McPherson was fourth in 50.31 seconds.

Adelle Tracey ran a personal best 4:02.36 seconds for sixth in the women’s 1500m while Commonwealth Games silver medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd threw 19.13m for sixth in the shot put.

Paul Reid

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