Elaine Thompson-Herah takes Sprint Double at New Life Invitational

By Jovani Davis

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Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah, on June 5th, won the sprint double at the inaugural North American, Central American and the Caribbean (NACAC), New Life Invitational in Miramar, Florida.

Thompson-Herah ran 10.87 seconds to win the women’s 100-meters, with fellow nationals, Briana Williams 3rd in 10.97 seconds, Shakoria Wallace 6th and Veronica Campbell-Brown 7th.

Williams ran 10.93 in the preliminary heats to set a new national junior record, for the third time in five days.

Thompson-Herah, the reigning double Olympic champion, returned to take the 200-meters in 22.54 seconds, with countrywoman Nataliah Whyte 5th.

Tiffany James ran 52.74 seconds to claim silver in the women’s 400-meters while Jazmine Fray was second in the women’s 800-meters in 2:02.60.

Ronald Levy took silver in the men’s 110-meters hurdles in 13.23 seconds and Ronda Whyte was second in the women’s 400-meters hurdles with a time of 55.56 seconds.

Fedrick Dacres threw 66.01 meters to take silver in the men’s discus, with Kai Chang 3rd with a throw of 63.33 meters.


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