National Trials: Parchment, Anderson win male/female sprint hurdles

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Favourites, Hansle Parchment and Britany Anderson, won their respective sprint hurdle finals on Sunday’s final day of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

After winning the Olympic Games gold medal last year, Parchment is on course for a double after booking his spot, running 13.14 seconds (1.0m/s) to win the 110-metre hurdles, taking charge late in the race after former World and Olympic champion Omar McLeod got off to a flying start.

Rasheed Broadbell was second in a season’s best 13.20 seconds with Orlando Bennett third in 13.28 seconds.

McLeod, who hit the third hurdle, finished eighth.

Meanwhile, Anderson, who was eighth in the Olympics last year, will hope to atone at the World Championships this year, as she won the 100m hurdles, also coming from behind over the last three hurdles to win in 12.53 seconds (0.6ms).

The fast starting Megan Tapper, the defending champion, was second with a season’s best equalling 12.60 seconds with 2015 World Champion, Danielle Williams, third with her season’s best 12.66 seconds.

Paul A Reid

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