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Jamaican Sprint Queen Campbell-Brown Finished Second In 60m Opener

Jamaican multi Olympic and World medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown opened her 2021 indoor season with a second-place finish in the women’s 60m at the East Coast Invitational at the Virginia Beach Sports Center on Saturday (6).

Jamaican multi Olympic and World medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown opened her 2021 indoor season with a second-place finish in the women’s 60m at the East Coast Invitational at the Virginia Beach Sports Center on Saturday (6).

Campbell-Brown finished second to American rising star Tamari Davis in a time of 7.34 seconds, after running 7.43 to win her heat earlier in the day. The 39-year-old Jamaican owns an indoor best of 7.00 and is a two-time World Indoor 60m champion in 2010 and 2012.

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Davis, 17, who led all qualifiers from the semi-final heats, returned to take the final in a personal best of 7.18 to improve her previous lifetime effort by 0.01.

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American compatriot Barbara Pierre grabbing third just behind Campbell-Brown in 7.35 and Latifa Ali in her shadows at 7.36.

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Meanwhile, World 400m champion Steven Gardiner from the Bahamas copped the men’s 200m with a time of 20.71 seconds. Gardiner had opened his season with a 32.70 seconds 300m performance in Birmingham, AL, last month.

Joseph Manu collected second in 21.24 and Chidi Okezie finished third in 21.36.

Jackson Webb topped the men’s 60m field with a 6.64 seconds performance, while St. Kitts and Nevis’ Warren Hazel took the men’s 400m with 46.97.

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Women 60m

Finals
1 Davis, Tamari Adidas 7.18
2 Campbell-Brown, Veronica Modern Sprints 7.34
3 Pierre, Barbara Unattached 7.35
4 Ali, Latifa Coppin State 7.36
5 Ray, Shannon Empire Athletics 7.49
6 Dirks, Samatha Empire Athletics 7.53
7 Stiverne, Aiyanna Unattached 7.60

Men 200m

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1 Gardiner, Steven Adidas 20.71
2 Manu, Joseph Coppin State 21.24
3 Okezie, Chidi Unattached 21.36
4 Opuni, Abayie Coppin State 21.81

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

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