Monday, July 20, 2009
Several World Leading Marks in Rethimno
Lead by Lolo Jones' (US) 12.47 win in the women's 100 meter hurdles, the Rethimno track proved to be quite fast today. Jones was injured earlier in the year at the Drake relays and wasn't able to return to form in time to be a factor at Nationals, but she was near her old form today winning in her season's best time.
Another who appeared back in form was Carmelita Jeter (US) who has looked less than her best since arriving in Europe following Nationals. She ran under 11 seconds for the first time since hitting Europe winning the women's 100 in 10.97 ahead of an 11.08 for Allyson Felix (US). Keeping with the tone of fast women, Debbie Ferguson McKenzie clocked a world leader in the 200 with her 22.32 victory.
The men were fast too, as Ivory Williams (US) won the 100 in a PR 9.93 stating his case for inclusion on the US 4x1 as only Tyson Gay has run faster among Americans this year. Also fast was Panamanian Alonso Edwards as he improved his yearly best to 20.00 as he just edged Jamaican Steve Mullings' 20.01 in the 200.
A blazing day at the track for a "small" meet. Full results here.