Parchment wins DL trophy in 110m hurdles
Hansle Parchment competes inthe 110m hurdles final last Sundaymorning. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hansle Parchment ran a personal best and world-leading 12.93 seconds (0.9m/s) to win the 110m hurdles Diamond League title on Sunday’s second day of the Wanda Diamond League finals at the PreFontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Parchment took one hundredth of a second off his previous best 12.94 seconds set nine years ago in 2014, as he used a tremendous second half to blow past three-time World Champion and last year’s Diamond League winner Grant Holloway of the USA.

Holloway ran 13.06 seconds for second and World Champs bronze medallist Daniel Roberts was third in 13.07 seconds.

World Champion Danielle Williams was fourth in the 100m hurdles in 12.47 seconds (1.8m/s) and Megan Tapper was fifth in 12.48 seconds as World Record holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won with a season’s best 12.33 seconds.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was second with 12.38 seconds and American Kendra Harrison third in 12.44 seconds.

Tajay Gayle was second in the men’s long jump with a wind-aided 8.22m (2.6m/s), the same as the winner Simon Ehammer of Switzerland who had a better second jump as the tie-breaker.

-Paul A Reid

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