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Shericka Jackson opens season with 11.03secs 100m win in Kingston

Shericka Jackson, the world champion over 200m, made her debut in 2024 with a 100m victory at the JAAA All-Comers #1 meeting on May 4. Julian Forte won the men's race.

Racquel Smith

Shericka Jackson of Jamaica in action in the 100m at the Doha DL
Shericka Jackson of Jamaica in action in the 100m at the Doha DL

KINGSTON, Jamaica — World 200m champion Shericka Jackson kicked off her Paris 2024 Olympic campaign with a comfortable victory over 100 meters at the JAAA All-Comers #1 meeting held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday, 4 May.

Jackson, aiming to add another global championship gold medal to the title she won at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest last summer, clocked 11.03 seconds (1.8 m/s) to secure heat three and finished with the fastest time overall across the four sections.

The 29-year-old won a silver medal in the 100m behind American Sha’Carri Richardson at the 2023 world championships, and the Jamaican will certainly be looking to improve on that medal color at the Olympic Games.

Read more: Sha’Carri Richardson leads elite sprint fields at Prefontaine Classic Diamond League

Jackson’s season debut time is ranked No. 10 in the world this season behind the flashing 10.77 seconds world-leading mark by USA and Tennessee 22-year-old sprinter Jacious Sears.

Tina Clayton, a two-time World U20 champion, and Jackson’s fellow MVP T&F Club teammate, finished second overall at the JAAA All-Comers #1 meeting, clocking in at 11.20 seconds. She was followed by Krystal Sloley, who was third with 11.25, ahead of Kemba Nelson (11.30) and Natasha Morrison (11.32, 1.8m).

Meanwhile, the men’s 100m dash was won by Julian Forte, who posted a time of 10.07 (1.5 m/s) to win heat 12 on the day.

Earl Simmons, who won heat 14, finished second overall with a time of 10.15 seconds (2.1 m/s), while Jazeel Murphy, the winner of the 15th heat, clocked 10.20 seconds (1.2 m/s) for third place overall.

Murphy returned to take the 200m with 20.67 seconds (1.3m/s), beating his Dynamic Speed Track Club teammate, Ashanie Smith, who finished behind him in the same heat with 20.93 seconds.

Complete results are here

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Racquel Smith

Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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