Jackson runs 7.18 for third in 60m dash at Paris Indoor Meeting

By March 06, 2022

Shericka Jackson was third in the 60m dash at the Paris Indoor Meeting on Sunday.

In a clash between the Tokyo Olympics 100m bronze medalist and the Swiss 60m champion, Mujinga Kambundji, the Jamaican proved to be no match for her European rival.

Jackson, who has a season-best 7.12, clocked 7.18 while finishing behind Finland’s Lotta Kemppinen, who ran a season-best 7.17 for second place and Swiss champion Mujinga Kambunji, who set a meet record 7.06.

Jamaica’s Shashalee Forbes ran 7.26 for fifth place.

Jackson, 27, had cruised into the final clocking 7.20 to win her preliminary heat. Forbes was second in that heat in 7.26. However, Kambundji, who won the Swiss 60m title on February 26, in a season-best 7.05, broke the meet record of 7.12 when she won her heat in 7.11.

Meanwhile, Mike Rodgers of the USA won the men’s dash in 6.61 over Frenchman Jeff Erius (6.72) and his compatriot Dylan Vermont, who ran a personal-best 6.73 for third.

In the women's triple jump, Dominica's Thea LaFond jumped 14.12m to finish second to Portugal's Patricia Mamona's 14.15m.

Senni Salminen of Finland finished third with 13.93m

 

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