VERONICA CAMPBELL-BROWN RUNS WORLD-LEADING TIME

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.

200m
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

200m

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

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