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Olympic Champ Campbell-Brown Runs World Leading 200m At KU Relays


By Gary Smith

Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica won the women’s 200m dash at the 2010 Kansas Relay on Saturday.

Campbell-Brown, who recently won the World Indoor 60m dash title clocked a world-leading 22.32seconds to take the event in the Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas.

Finishing behind the former Arkansas and Barton County sprint star was Natalie Knight, who trailed home in a full second, at 23.39secs. Another Jamaican Shereefa Lloyd was third in 23.48.

It was a double celebration for the Brown family as Veronica’s husband Omar, the defending Commonwealth Games 200m champion won the men’s race with a time of 20.84. Antigua’s Brendan Christian finished second in 20.93.

Earlier, American Ivory Williams posted 9.95secs to win the men’s invitational 100m dash over fellow countryman Darvis Patton, who clocked 10.19.

1 Veronica Campbell Brown Adidas 22.32 0.9
2 Natalie Knight Doyle 23.39 0.9
3 Shereefa Lloyd Adidas 23.48 0.9
4 Gloria Asumnu Adidas 23.58 0.9
5 Anastasia LeRoy GC Foster 23.86 0.9
6 Halimat Ismalia Nigeria 24.04 0.9
7 Alie Isreal Sports Management 24.16 0.9
8 Meritzer Williams St. Kitts & Nevis 25.23 0.9


1 Omar Brown Adidas 20.84 1.3
2 Brendan Christian Antigua 20.93 1.3
3 Rasheed Dwyer GC Foster 21.01 1.3
4 Jordan Boase Doyle 21.05 1.3
5 Jeremy Davis St. Kitts & Nevis 21.10 1.3 .094
6 Brian Marano Netherlands Anti 21.10 1.3 .100
7 Antoine Adams St. Kitts & Nevis 21.72 1.3

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.



  1. JamFlBoi

    April 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Ms. VCB Congrats!!! I can see you are back with a bang and a vengeance. Keep up the great work and continue to excel.

  2. Bayreuth Lewis

    April 18, 2010 at 1:14 am

    fe real. Ver ver ago kick ass dis year.

  3. walter fitzpatrick

    April 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    i think what motivated her was being left out of that relay team, now she is kicking derriere.

  4. Stacy

    April 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Way to go Veronica!!

  5. Nathaniel

    April 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Dang!!! That’s blazin for this time of year. PR time baby!! Do you guys think the Jamaican record will go this year?

  6. Nathaniel

    April 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I’m just wondering why there’s no story here about Tyson Gay’s 44.89 run over the weekend….

  7. JamTrackStar

    April 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Get dem V.C…Shott!

  8. Bayreuth Lewis

    April 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    @Nathaniel. Track alert blog has the Tyson Gaye news. I would hope she get the JA record but its still early in the season. Tyson time was great also.

  9. Nathaniel

    April 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Thanks Bayreuth. As soon as I posted the comment, I checked on Trackalerts, and there the article was. I must say congrats to Tyson for becoming the first sprinter to have PRs under 10, 20, and 45(Xavier Carter almost did it in 08), although Bolt, despite not running the 400 in an individual race, ran that 43.58 split, so kudos to him too.

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