Jamaica’s young sprinter Schillonie Calvert sizzled to a new personal of 11.05 seconds to win the women’s 100 metres dash at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, Netherlands on Sunday.
Calvert’s performance bettered her previous 11.13secs PB and placed her ahead of several experienced sprinters.
Bahamas’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie finished second in 11.12, while Gabonese sprinter Ruddy Zang Milama was third in 11.23 and LaShauntea Moore of USA took fourth in 11.27.
Former World Championships gold medallist Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis won the men’s race in a quick 10.05 seconds – beating Dutch Antilles’ Churandy Martina, who came home at 10.10 and Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago, who was third in 10.13, just ahead of Mario Forsythe of Jamaica in 10.14.
American Debbie Dunn won the women’s 200m in 23.24, while Poland’s Adam Kszczot clocked 1:45.11 to beat Kenya’s Boaz Kiplagat Lalang (1:45.31) in the men’s 800m.
The women’s race went to Great Britain’s Jennifer Meadows, who clocked 1:59.76 to lead home her countrywoman Emma Jackson (2:00.24).
In other results, Panama’s Irving Saladino took advantage of a +3.1 wind to leap 8.38m and win the men’s Long Jump, with American Dwight Phillips back in six with a best effort of 7.97m – done in a -0.2 headwind.
Elsewhere, Reese Hoffa won the men’s Shot Put with a world-leading 21.87m, while Meseret Defar won the women’s 5000m in 14:45.48 and Danielle Carruthers beat a strong field, which also included Lolo Jones, to win the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.64secs.
St Lucia’s Levern Spencer won the women’s High Jump with a leap of 1.94m.