Blake completes sprint double

27-06-2017
DH

Running in lane five, the 2012 Olympic 100M and 200M silver medallist was quickest off the curve and powered away to a big win over Commonwealth Games champion Rasheed Dwyer. Warren Weir was third. Blake’s run was his first sub-20 second time since 2012.

Newcomer Sashalee Forbes ran a personal best 22.71 secs to win the women’s 200 ahead of Simone Facey and Jordan Williams. Danielle Williams, the reigning world champion, produced a confidence-boosting career best 12.56 to win the 100M hurdles.

Olympic and world championship bronze medallist Shericka Jackson returned a season best 50.05 in a close finish to take the 400M title ahead of Chrisann Gordon and 2007 world bronze medallist Novlene Williams-Mills.

Rio Olympic mile relay silver medallist Nathon Allen dug deep to hold off a fast finishing Demish Gaye to win his first national 400M title in 44.58.

Shot put world bronze medallist O’Dayne Richards threw 21.29M to retain his national title. 

Webb shocks Coleman

In Sacramento, California, Christian Coleman’s weekend of disappointment continued on Sunday as he lost the 200 metres at the US nationals and world championships trials to Ameer Webb.

Coleman was pipped by 0.01 seconds by Webb who closed quickly to win in 20.09 seconds.

Former American indoor champion Aleec Harris surprised world record holder Aries Merritt in the men’s 110M hurdles, running 13.24 to Merritt’s 13.31. 

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