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Yohan Blake runs 9.84 to win Cayman Invitational

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Sporting Alert) — Yohan Blake fired his own warning to his rivals with a new seasonal best of 9.84 seconds to win the men’s 100m dash at Wednesday night’s inaugural Cayman Invitational at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Blake, the IAAF World Champion over 100m last summer, improved his best for the season from 9.90secs with the run, while going .02 seconds slower than Usain Bolt’s world-leading time of 9.82sec, which was done at the weekend.

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The Jamaican said he was pleased with his race on the night and is now looking forward to going even faster in New York.

Finishing behind Blake were his fellow countryman Michael Frater, who clocked 10.05 seconds and Keston Bledman of Trinidad & Tobago, who ran 10.06.

Former world champion Kim Collins St. Kitts & Nevis was fourth in 10.11, while Kemar Hyman of Grand Cayman ran 10.20 and Kemar Bailey Cole of Jamaica and American Travis Padgett, who both clocked 10.29.

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The women’s race was won by American world champion and world-leader Carmelita Jeter, who posted 11.04 seconds to easily beat Jeneba Tarmoh of USA (11.13) and Muriel Ahoure of Ivory Coast (11.14).

Carmelita Jeter USA x11.04
Jeneba Tarmoh USA 11.13
Muriel Ahoure Ivory Coast 11.14
Laverne Jones British Virgin Islands 11.21
Barbara Pierre USA 11.39
Milisa Barber USA 11.43
Gloria Asummu Nigeria 11.46
Samantha Henry Jamaica 11.72

Yohan Blake Jamaica x9.84
Michael Frater Jamaica 10.05
Keston Bledman Trinidad & Tobago 10.06
Kim Collins St. Kitts & Nevis 10.11
Kemar Hyman Grand Cayman 10.20
Travis Padgett USA 10.29
Kemar Bailey Cole Jamaica 10.29
Marc Burns Trinidad & Tobago 10.31

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Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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