Walter Dix

MIAMI, FL – Sprinter Walter Dix showed that he’s rounding back to full fitness after he landed the sprint double at the 2016 Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational, hosted by the University of Miami in Coral Gables, on 9 April. Complete Results

Dix blasted to a wind-aided 10.03 (+2.5 m/s) seconds to win the men’s 100m dash, his quickest time in any conditions in the last few seasons.

The American crossed the finishing line ahead of Adrian Griffith from the Bahamas, who clocked 10.30, with third place going to Florida International sprinter Alton Eliphar, in 10.36.

Dix completed the sprint double with a 20.25 (+1.2 m/s) seconds seasonal best performance to easily head home ahead of Hungarian Gabor Pastor, who ran 20.88secs and Jerimy Strainge (20.92).

Prior to last weekend’s outings, Dix had posted wind-legal times of 10.26 and 20.50 to take the sprint double at the Central Florida Invitational – Bill Stamper Elite Invitational in Orlando, FL, on 26 March.

The 30-year-old former NCAA superstar, has a wealth of global accolades, having won double bronze medals at the Olympic Games in 2008 behind Usain Bolt of Jamaica and then landing two silver medals three years later at the IAAF World Championships at Daegu 2011.

In field event action, American Braxton Drummond, representing Charleston Southern, won the men’s long jump with a first attempt effort of 8.10m.

The women’s 100m went to USA’s Tiffany Townsend in 11.23, ahead of compatriot Shalonda Solomon (11.27) and Ghana’s Flings Owusu-Agyapong, who established a new personal best of 11.30 for third place.

Cambrya Jones (USA) captured the women’s 200m timed finals in 22.80, finishing in front of Gabrielle Thomas (Harvard), 22.86 and Jessica Beard, 22.94.

Owusu-Agyapong was fourth with another personal best of 23.28.

In other results at the meet, Chile’s Marcela Solano set a personal best of 62.22m to win the women’s Hammer Throw, Nigerian Nikki Okwelogu took the women’s Shot Put with a mark of 17.08m, Alysha Newman established a new Canadian record of 4.60m to win the women’s Pole Vault while Dakota Dailey-Harris landed the women’s High Jump title with a clearance of 1.85m.

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