CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (March 18) – Jamaica’s Andrew Hudson won the men’s 100-meter race with a personal best time of 10.12 seconds (+0.8 m/s) at the 17th Annual Spring Break Classic held at the Pista Basilio Rodriguez Stadium on Saturday, March 18th. Th event is part of the 2023 World Athletics Continental Tour – Challenger series.
Hudson’s winning time improved his previous lifetime best by 0.01 seconds and broke the previous meeting record of 10.32 seconds set by Yohandris Andujar in 2015. The NACAC 200m champion made his season debut and was delighted with the solid start.
Puerto Rico’s Diego Gonzalez, the home favorite, also improved his personal best by 0.07 seconds, clocking 10.30 to take second place ahead of Rikkio Braithwaite, a sprinter from the British Virgin Islands, who ran 10.32 to finish third.
In other races, Aziza Ayoub of Puerto Rico won the women’s 800m race, breaking the meeting record with a time of 2:06.17. Compatriot Priscila Morales Escobales finished second with a time of 2:07.17. – Read more: How to Watch 2023 John Wolmer Speed Fest? Thompson-Herah will be in action
Anabel Medina, the Olympic mixed relay silver medalist from the Dominican Republic, cruised to first place in the women’s 400m race with a time of 51.78 seconds.
Ryan Sanchez Estrada from Puerto Rico won the men’s 600m race in 1:13.97, defeating Michael Cherry from the USA, who finished second with a time of 1:14.36.
Also at the meeting on Friday, Steven Gardiner from The Bahamas captured the men’s 300m, posting a time of 31.59 seconds to open his outdoor campaign at the Annual Spring Break Classic for the third successive season. He won the 200m at the 2021 and 2022 editions.
The Olympic champion and 2019 world 400m champion, had two appearances over 300m during season and he has already transfered that form over to the outdoor term.
Information from Gary Smith was added to this report.