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Oliver Wins 110m Hurdles; Ahye Wins 100m At Texas Relays

David Oliver

AUSTIN, Texas – Former world champion David Oliver took care of business in the men’s 110m hurdles invite, running 13.44 seconds to win the event at the 2016 Texas Relays on Saturday.

Oliver just missed the world-leading time of 13.40 by American Devon Allen.

Finishing second in 13.64 secs was 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships silver medallist Tyler Mason of Jamaica, who trains at the same track club, Racers TC, as world 100m and 200m record holder Usain Bolt.

Marcus Maxey of USA grabbed third place in 13.65 secs.

The university and college women’s 100m title went to Texas senior Morolake Akinosun, who flashed to a world-leading 11.07 (+1.9 m/s) when dominating second place Savannah Carson of Purdue (11.50) and Clemson’s Taylor Williams (11.60).

Tevin Hester of Clemson ran a wind-aided 9.99 seconds (+3.0 m/s) to win the college men’s 100m ahead of Senoj-Jay Givans of Texas (10.08) and Leshon Collins of Houston (10.21).

Meanwhile, Michelle Lee Ahye ran away with the women’s 100m after clocking a time of 11.25 seconds to take section two of the event.

American Alexandria Anderson finished second in 11.32 seconds, with Trinidad and Tobago IAAF World Youth Championships silver medallist and the 2016 Carifta Games Under-20 champion from last week, Khalifa St. Fort, taking third in 11.39.

American Natasha Hastings took the women’s 200m with a wind-aided 22.84 (+2.7), with Ashley Spencer, third in 23.50, the same time as Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago.

A Trinidad and Tobago quartet that showed Baptiste, St. Fort and Ahye ran a world-leading 43.06 seconds to take the women’s 4x100m relays crown.

Following them home was an US All Star Red squad in 43.16 and Axis Athletics, which ran 43.83 for third place.

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

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