Jamaica’s ace feminine sprinter Shericka Jackson romped dwelling to a facile victory within the girls’s 200m ultimate to finish a memorable Diamond League trophy dash double inside Haywood Area on the College of Oregon on Sunday.
On the ultimate day of the two-day Prefontaine Traditional, the season-ending Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon, Jackson sped to a sensational 21.57 seconds to be a lonely winner in her pet occasion, establishing a brand new Diamond League File within the course of after beating the 21.77 seconds set in 2017 by the late American sprinter Tori Bowie.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was second in a season-best 22.10 seconds, with Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas ending in third place in 22.16 seconds.
Jackson had gained the 100m ultimate on Saturday in a brisk 10.70 seconds, with Ta Lou being the runner-up then.
The Jamaican thus captured two Diamond League trophies and one other US$30,000 as money award.
She was delighted with realizing a dream she had from final 12 months when she completed second to compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce within the 100m ultimate earlier than profitable the 200m ultimate.
“Humorous sufficient, final 12 months considered one of my targets I wrote was how I needed to get two trophies,” Jackson mentioned. “I didn’t get two trophies final 12 months and I rewrote that once more, that I needed two trophies this 12 months. I obtained it and I’m grateful. The top of the season, I’m wholesome and I ran some quick instances. So I’m undoubtedly grateful.”
Jackson was the pre-eminent feminine sprinter this 12 months and went extraordinarily near copping the dash double on the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023.
She narrowly misplaced the 100m ultimate to American Sha’Carri Richardson however set the report straight with a dominant victory within the 200m within the second quickest time ever, 21.41 seconds, merely seven-hundredth of a second outdoors Florence Griffith-Joyner’s observe report of 21.34 seconds set in 1988 on the Seoul Olympic Video games.
Good Parchment stuns Halloway
Earlier, 2021 Olympic Video games 110m hurdles gold medallist Hansle Parchment of Jamaica shocked three-time World Champion Grant Halloway to grab the Diamond League trophy in a private greatest and World Main 12.93 seconds.
The World Championships Budapest 2023 bronze medallist recovered rapidly from his normal sluggish begin to energy previous the American for a cushty victory. Halloway clocked 13.06 seconds, one tick forward of countryman Daniel Roberts in 13.07 seconds.
Parchment was delighted with the win.
“The beginning wasn’t good, I used to be pondering lots about getting a greater begin to actually be just a little bit extra aggressive. I feel I nonetheless put it collectively principally. Acquired the PR (private greatest), obtained the win, so I’m very glad about that.”
Parchment carried out the same trick in Japan in 2021 when he ran previous Halloway, famend for his superfast begins, shut dwelling to say the Olympic Video games gold medal.
On Sunday he spoke to the rivalry that has developed over the previous few years.
“We attempt to take pleasure in ourselves as effectively. It’s a pleasant rivalry. We attempt to push one another each time we go there. He has an enormous, ridiculous begin. I attempt to study from that each time I see him run. He seems to be as much as me as effectively as a result of I’ve been competing for a few years earlier than he began, so I feel it’s a great rivalry and actually helps us to make the occasion extra aggressive.”
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Goule runs Nationwide File for bronze in 800m ultimate
In the meantime, Natoya Goule ran a Nationwide File 1:55.96 minutes to say third place within the girls’s 800m ultimate. The pint-sized athlete bettered the 1:56.18 minutes she established in Monaco in 2018.
The occasion was gained by American Athing Mu in a Nationwide File 1:54.97 minutes, with Keely Hodgkinson of Nice Britain taking second, additionally in a Nationwide File 1:55.19 minutes.
Additionally taking a podium end for Jamaica was 2019 World Champion Tajay Gayle within the males’s lengthy soar.
Gayle lower the sand at 8:22m, the identical distance as winner Simon Ehammer of Switzerland. Yuki Hashioka of Japan was third with 8.15m.
The Bahamas’ LaQuan Nairn completed 7th with 7.27m.
Clayton ends season with 3rd place in 400m hurdles ultimate
Rushell Clayton completed third within the 400m hurdles ultimate in 53.56 seconds. The occasion was gained by Femke Bol of the Netherlands in a meet-record 51.98 seconds.
She bettered the earlier greatest time of 52.77 seconds set in 2021 by American Dalilah Mohammad. Second place went to Shamier Little of the US in 53.45 seconds.
Jamaica’s Janieve Russell completed simply outdoors the rostrum in fourth place in 53.60 seconds.
Candice McLeod of Jamaica was fourth within the girls’s 400m ultimate in 50.76 seconds. The race was gained by Marileidy Paulinho of the Dominican Republic in 49.58 seconds.
Sada Williams of Barbados was seventh in 51.07 seconds, whereas Aliyah Abrams of Guyana was eighth in 51.97 seconds.
The ladies’s 100m hurdles noticed World File holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria upset the applecart when she ran a season-best 12.33 seconds, with Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico taking second in 12.38 seconds and Kendra Harrison of the US taking third place in 12.44 seconds.
Jamaica’s two-time World Champion Danielle Williams completed fourth in 12.47 seconds, with compatriot Megan Tapper fifth in 12.48 seconds.
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