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Fraser-Pryce and Warren Weir win 200m title at Jamaica trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Olympic silver medallist Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce easily won the women’s 200m title at the Jamaica National Championships on Sunday, while Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir blasted to a personal best to win the men’s race.

Fraser-Pryce easily won the women’s event in 22.13 seconds after taking charge of the event coming off the curve.

Training partners Sherone Simpson, who ran 22.55 and Anneisha McLauglin, 22.58, crossed the finish line behind her as they also booked their World Championships places to Moscow.

On the men’s side, London Olympic Games bronze medal winner Weir, produced a new personal best of 19.79 to win the men’s race, equalling the second fastest time of the year.

Pre-meet favourite Nickel Ashmeade was second in 20.06, with third going to Jason Livermore, who ran a personal best of 20.13.

World record holder Usain Bolt, who has a wild card in the event and only raced over the 100m, and Yohan Blake, who is still recovering from an injury, did not race in the event.

There were also solid times in the men’s 400m, as 20-year-old Javere Bell took the national title with a time of 45.04, beating high school sensation Javon Francis, who was second in 45.24, a time that is under the qualifying standard.

Novlene Williams-Mills took the women’s race with a solid 50.01, as she got the better of the improving Stephenie Ann McPherson, who ran 50.28 for second place and Patricia Hall (51.13).

Elsewhere, at the national championships on Sunday, Danielle Williams won the women’s 100m hurdles with a 12.69 performance, out-sprinting Andrea Bliss (12.82) and Shermaine Williams (12.93).

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