By Susan Porter, World-Track
GATESHEAD — American world silver medalist Tyson Gay got back to his winning ways after the World Championships with a 100 metres victory at the UKA Aviva British Grand Prix meeting, held at the Gateshead International Stadium on Monday.
Gay eased to victory in 10.15seconds, in a -2.0m/s head wind
"It felt pretty good," Gay said after his win.
On finishing second to Bolt at the world championships, the American said: "I feel great with my second place finish in Berlin. I did my best, but it just wasn’t good enough."
World bronze medalist Carmelita Jeter was a comfortable winner in the women’s 100 metres in 11.08-seconds, running into a slight headwind.
The American, who won impressively in Zurich on Friday, got off to a fast start and pulled away from the challenging field to beat Bahamians Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (11.26) and Chandra Sturrup (11.34).
World champion Allyson Felix was an easy winner over the 200m with 23.13secs, after being pushed back by a strong -3.4m/s wind. Another American LaShawn Merritt stayed unbeaten this season in his specialty, after dominating the men 400m dash with a winning effort of 45.11.
"I went to Berlin, left everything on the track and now I’ve the world champion. I ran 44.2 in Zurich so I’m in good shape and I want to end the season on a high at the World Athletics Final in Greece."
Great Britain’s Martyn Rooney ran a strong race to take second in 45.47, just edging out Olympic 400m hurdles champion Angelo Taylor (45.50).
Jamaica’s world champion over the 100m hurdles Brigitte Foster-Hylton, won that discipline with a 12.88secs in poor conditions. Following her home was Canada’s Perdita Felicien, at 12.95secs. The pair were the only two faster than 13-seconds.