By Gary Smith
Carmelita Jeter produced a world leading 10.94 seconds to win the women’s 100 metres dash at the Jamaica International Invitational.
The American edged home ahead of defending champion Kerron Stewart, who finished strong with a time of 10.96.
Another American Marshevet Myers took third with a time of 11.13.
Last year Jeter opened her season with a time of 10.96secs and she was delighted with opening off a little quicker.
“I’m pretty please with my time tonight,” the American said after her victory.
“I knew Kerron was going to make me run today and I am please to crossing the finishing line and being healthy.”
Meanwhile, Yohan Blake false started in the men’s race and had to watch from the sideline.
When the event finally went off, Jamaica’s Nesta Carter clocked 10.09secs to finish ahead of American Darvis Patton, who stopped the clock at 10.23. Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson was third in 10.25. American world-leader Ivory Williams who last weekend said Usain Bolt would not have caught him had he gotten the baton ahead was fourth in 10.28.