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Veronica Campbell-Brown Wins 200m In Florida

CLERMONT, FL – Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women’s 200m at the NTC Pure Athletics Spring Invite in Clermont, FL, Saturday.

CLERMONT, FL – Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women’s 200m at the NTC Pure Athletics Spring Invite in Clermont, FL, Saturday.

The Jamaican Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games half lap champion, coverage the distance on Saturday in a season’s best time 22.29 (0.5 m/s).

She was happy with her performance: “Satisfied with my effort today. On to Doha DL next week!”

Joanna Atkins of USA finished second with a time of 22.58, with compatriot Shalonda Solomon getting third with 22.69, the same time as Tiffany Townsend, who won section two of the event.

In the men’s category, Jamaica’s world championships 4x100m gold medallist Nickel Ashmeade stopped the clock at 20.07 seconds to take first place in his heat with a very comfortable.

Ashmeade had also won his 100m heat in 10.03, which was the quickest in the preliminaries, but he didn’t race in the final.

Berlin 2009 IAAF World Championships silver medallist Alonso Edward of Panama won the second section of the men’s 200m in 20.11 to finish second overall to Ashmeade.

Great Britain’s James Ellington, who came home second in Edward’s heat, set a new personal best of 20.31 to take third place overall.

Adrian Griffith from the Bahamas won the 100m in personal best of 10.12, with Great Britain’s Danny Talbot taking second in 10.15, the same time as Dominican Republic’s Yancarlos Martinez.

The women’s 100m was won by World Championships bronze medallist Tori Bowie of USA with a season’s best time of 11.00 seconds.

Fellow American Tiffany Townsend took second in 11.19 secs, with Bahamian world championships 400m silver medallist Shaunae Miller also running 11.19 secs to set a personal best for third place.

Chris is a retired coach with many years of experience following track and field. Enjoys traveling with his wife, two children and grand kids.

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  1. Fabian gayle

    May 2, 2016 at 8:10 am

    VCB please be in top shape for trials, You have to double peak this year my Idol and my doll, peak for trials then reload and peak for Rio.

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