EDMONTON, Canada — Jamaicans Yohan Blake and Sheri-Ann Brooks won sprint events as several meet records fell at the Donovan Bailey Invitational in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday.
Blake, won the men’s 100 metres in 10.05 seconds, bettering American Trell Kimmons (10.11) and Jamaican Lerone Clarke (10.13).
Blake will now turns his attention the Jamaica Olympic trials where he will face the likes of training partner and world record holder Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater, Clarke, Nesta Carter, amongst others for a place on the team to London.
The men’s national 100m race was won by Akeem Haynes of Canada who ran 10.18, also wind-aided, with Justyn Warner taking second in the same time.
Jamaica’s Sheri-Ann Brooks won the women’s sprint double on the afternoon.
The 2006 Commonwealth Games champion took the 200 metres in a wind-aided time of 22.92 secs (+3.0 m/s) – beating Canadian pair Crystal Emmanuel (23.08) and Amonn Nelson (23.15).
She returned later to run a seasonal best and one of many meeting record of 11.05 to win the 100m over Phylicia George (11.28) and Jamaican Trisha-Ann Hawthorne (11.29).
With American Walter Dix out, Bahamian Michael Mathieu won the men’s race in 20.40secs (+2.4), as he crossed the finishing line ahead of Canada’s Tremaine Harris, who was just edged out at 20.42. American Terrel Cotton was third in 20.62, with another Canadian, Jared Connaughton, finishing fourth in the same time.
In other results, Olympic bronze medallist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep took the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.76, after edging American Nia Ali (12.78) and Angela Whyte (12.83).
World champion Jason Richardson finished first in the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.16, and he led home an American 1-2-3 finish. Ryan Wilson took second in 13.31 and Dexter Faulk, 13.36.
In field events action, Dylan Armstrong won the men’s Shot Put with a final round throw of 21.02m. He defeated USA’s Ryan Whiting, who threw 20.71m.
Christian Cantwell of United States only managed an effort of 20.36m for fourth place.