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Veronica Campbell-Brown wins sprint double at Jamaica Championships

Veronica Campbell-Brown completed a sprint double at the Jamaica National Championships on Sunday, after she won the women’s 200m dash at the National Stadium.

Campbell-Brown, who took the 100m title on Friday night, won the double when she clocked 22.44 seconds to beat Kerron Stewart again in a sprint event at the championships.

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Stewart was second in 22.63, while Sherone Simpson, after missing the 100m team, finished third in 22.73.

Steve Mullings raced home to take the men’s crown in 20.11 – beating training partner Nickel Ashmeade, who ran 20.32 and Mario Forsythe, who clocked 20.36 for third.

There were upsets in the men’s 110m Hurdles and 400m.

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National record holder Jermaine Gonzales ran a disappointing 45.59 for fourth in the men’s 400m race, won by Riker Hylton, at 45.30. Leford Green was second in 45.46 and Lansford Spence, third in 45.46.

Novlene Williams-Mills won the women’s event in 50.05 over Rosemarie Whyte (50.40) and Shericka Williams (50.81).

The men’s 110m hurdles saw Andrew Riley running 13.36 to beat favourite Dwight Thomas (13.38). Indira Spence won the women’s 100m hurdles in 13.08 – running in a -1.6 m/s headwind.

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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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