Camacho-Quinn runs 'shocking' 200, Malone leaps seven metres at Florida Invitational

By March 28, 2021

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was shocked at the time she ran to win the 200m at the Florida Invitational “Pro Addition” meeting on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican, the 2018 NCAA National 100m hurdles champion, was one of three Caribbean athletes to achieve victory in their respective events at the meet held at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar.

Chantel Malone and Asa Guevara were also winners in the long jump and 400m, respectively.

Camacho-Quinn ran 22.60 to win the half-lap sprint in what she said was her fastest opener ever in March. She opened with a 22.45 in July last year.

She won by some distance as second place went to Lina Nielsen in 23.13 while Darryl Nieta was third in 23.28.

“I shocked myself today. Tuesdays and Thursdays I’m hurdling only so today truly shocked me with this opener,” she said on Instagram afterwards. “Now it’s back to work.”

Meanwhile, British Virgin Islands Malone’s 7.08m was just enough to win the long jump competition over Daria Klashina, who uncorked 7.05m.

Akela Jones of Barbados was third with her best effort of the day, 6.58m.

Malone’s mark was the second-best jump in the world this year behind Tara Davis’ world-leading mark and personal best 7.14m set at the Texas Relays that concluded on Saturday.

However, Klashina’s mark was a wind-legal jump as it was aided by a trailing wind of 2.7m/s.

In the men’s 400m, Guevara of Trinidad and Tobago fought to hold off Bahrain’s Musa Isah to win in 47.13. Isah was timed in 47.16.

Ashton Schwartzman was not too far behind in 47.24.

 

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