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Powell and Campbell-Brown win 100m title at Jamaica trials

Asafa Powell won the men’s 100 metres dash at the Jamaica Championships after edging Yohan Blake at the National Stadium on Friday night.

But a -1.8 m/s headwind prevented any sub-10 seconds times, with Powell taking the title in 10.08 seconds. Yohan Blake, who trains world record holder Usain Bolt finally delivered on what his promised a few seasons ago with a second place finish of 10.09.

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Steve Mullings was third in 10.10, while Nesta Carter took fourth in 10.12, ahead of Michael Frater, 10.18.

Bolt, who has byes for the world championships did not take part in the event.

Veronica Campbell-Brown blasted to 10.84 seconds to win the women’s title in dominating fashion.

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Kerron Stewart was left trailing into second place in 10.97, while young spriter Jura Levy stunned Sherone Simpson to take third in 11.10. Simpson was fourth in 11.15.

Aleen Bailey finished fifth in 11.18, while Schillonie Calvert and Carrie Russell struggled to keep with the pace of the more experienced sprinters.

Reigning world champion Shelly Ann Fraser did not take part in the meet.

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

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