Shericka Jackson clocks 10.70 seconds to win season ending 100metres Diamond League battle
200 meters world champion Shericka Jackson set Hayward field in Eugene on fire earlier today after storming to a blistering 10.70 seconds to win the women’s 100 metres, on day one of the season ending Pre-Fontaine classic diamond league meeting in Oregon.
Jackson, who also collected the Diamond trophy for the event, got home ahead of Marie Jose Talou of the Ivory coast in a season best 10.75 seconds and compatriot Elaine Thompson -Herah who was third also in a season best 10.79 seconds.
The American Shacarri Richardson faded to fourth in 10.80 and Jamaica’s fast improving sprinter Natasha Morrison was fifth in a personal best 10.85 seconds.
Christian Coleman stunned world champion Noah Lyles to win the men’s 100meters in a world-leading 9.83
Lyles, who won the 100m and 200 metres gold medals at the World championship, finished second in 9.85…..Ferdinand Omanyala of Kenya was third, also running 9.85 seconds.
Jamaican Kishane Thompson was fourth in 9.87 seconds , while 2011 world champion Yohan Blake was sixth in 10.08 seconds.
Ackeem Blake of Jamaica was disqualified for a false start.
national champion Rusheen McDonald was fifth in the men’s 400 metres in 45.10 seconds, the event won by Kirani James of Grenada in a season best 44.30 seconds.
the Jamaican pair of Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams finished seconds and third in the women’s triple jump final.
The fast improving Ricketts took the runner up spot, in a personal best 15.03 meters, while Williams was third in 14.61 metres.
World and Olympic champions Yulimar Rojas as expected won the event and took the Diamond trophy in a meet record and world leading jump of 15.35 meters.
Meanwhile, the action on tomorrow’s second day sees back-to-back world champion Shericka Jackson making a final attempt to break the women’s 200 metre world record this season……that race is scheduled to take place at 11 minutes to 5.
Also in action will be world champion Dannielle Williams and Olympic bronze medalist Megan tapper in the women’s 100 meter hurdles at 5-minutes-past-4……while Olympic champion Hansle parchment is down to run in the men’s 110 metre hurdles which takes place at 8-minutes-to-4.
Olympic finalist Natoya Goule-Toppin in the meantime is the lone Jamaican in the women’s 800 meters at 4:19……with world championships bronze medalist Ruschell Clayton and Janieve Russell listed for the women’s 400 meter hurdles at 3:04 and Candice Mcleod in the women’s 400 meters at 3:37.