Fraser-Pryce wins 200m at Prefontaine

EUGENE, Oregon — Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season’s best 22.41 seconds (0.8m/) to win the women’s 200 metres at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, United States, on Saturday.

The 2013 World Champion produced a commanding performance, coming off the bend first and was never threatened as she ran away to win by a comfortable margin.

American Brittany Brown was second with 22.74 seconds and Jamaica based Bahamian Anthonique Strachan was third in 22.76 seconds.

Meanwhile, Danielle Williams, the 2015 World Champion was fifth in the 100m hurdles in 12.71 seconds ((-0.7m/s) as world leader Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won with 12.45 seconds, ahead of Tobi Amusan, who ran a season's best 12.58 seconds and Tonea Marshall in 12.66 seconds.

Jaheel Hyde in 50.38 seconds and Kemar Mowatt in 50.81 seconds finished seventh and eighth respectively in the men’s 400m hurdles that was won by Brazil's Alison Dos Santos, who lowered his world leading time to 47.23 seconds.

Paul A Reid

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