Tyler Mason sets hurdles record in Bern, Switzerland
Tyler Mason. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's Tyler Mason set a meet record 13.22 seconds (0.3m/s) to win the 110m hurdles at Friday’s Citius Meeting at Wankdorf athletics Stadium in Bern, Switzerland, a World Athletics Continental Tour-Bronze event.

Mason, who was named as an alternate on the team to the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary later this month, beat compatriot Orlando Bennett (13.27 seconds), while France’s Aurel Manga was third in 13.49 seconds.

Mason beat the previous meeting record 13.28 seconds set in 2021 by Jason Joseph of Switzerland.

Amoi Brown ran a personal best 12.51seconds (0.0m/s) for second in the 100m hurdles where Switzerland’s Ditaji Kambundji set a national record 12.47 seconds.

Poland’s Pia Skrzyszowska was third in a season’s best 12.59 seconds.

Rusheen McDonald was second in the men’s 400m running 45.07 seconds, behind Nigeria’s Emmanuel Bamidele who won with 44.79 seconds, while Collen Kebinatshipi Busang of Botswana finished third with 45.18 seconds.

Julian Forte was third in the men’s 200m in 20.53 seconds (0.1m/s) as Switzerland’s Jeff Williams won in 20.38 and Uganda’s Gracious Tarsis was second in 20.53 seconds.

Jonielle Smith finished fourth in the women’s 100m in 11.28 seconds (0.1m/s) as Great Britain’s Imani Lansiquot won in 11.06 seconds, beating Zoe Hobbs of New Zealand (11.13 seconds) and Switzerland's Munjinga Kambundji (11.15 seconds) was third.

-Paul A Reid

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