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Fraser 10.88, Bolt 9.86 win 100m titles at Jamaica trials

Bolt_hushKINGSTON – Shelly Ann Fraser blasted to an outstanding world-leading 10.88seconds, running into a -1.5m/s head wind to take the women’s 100m title at the Jamaica Championships on Saturday.

The Olympic champion got home in front of Kerron Stewart, who finished second in 10.93 and Commonwealth Games champion Sheri Ann Brooks, third in 11.16.

Usain Bolt won the men’s race in 9.86second, also running into a head wind of -0.2m/s. His time world a leading mark for the year and a seasonal best also.

"I did not know it was a negative wind, so that is good because it shows that I’m really getting into shape and I’m feeling good after finishing injury-free," Bolt said.

"The execution was good because I think I got a fairly good start as I didn’t get left in the blocks and I got my drive phase right even though I came up a little early," he added.

Asafa Powell was second in 9.97sec, with his training partner and Olympic finallist Michael Frater taking third in 10.02.

It was these same sprinters that represented the Caribbean sprint powerhouse at last summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing.

Olympic champion Melaine Walker won the women’s 400m hurdles in 54.70, just dipping Kaliese Spencer, who finished second in 54.71.

Isa Phillips ran a world-leading 48.05 to win the men’s crown over former Olympic silver medallist Danny McFarlane, second in 48.54.

Olympic silver medallist Shericka Williams ran the fastest 400m time in the semi finals to win her race in 50.88sec. World bronze medallist Novlene Williams-Mills finished on top of her heat with 51.05.

In the men’s, former NCAA champion Ricardo Chambers rushed home first in semis one with 45.43sec over Allodin Fothergill (45.48). The experienced Michael Blackwood also qualified for the finals with 45.59.

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

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