'Awesome' Jonielle Smith wins CAC 100m title

By July 30, 2018

Jamaica’s Jonielle Smith got the better of Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St. Fort to win the CAC Games 100m title on Monday night in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Aided by a wind of 2.3 m/s, Smith clocked 11.04 seconds to win her first title as a senior athlete. Meanwhile, St. Fort was a clear second in 11.15s with Venezuela’s Andrea Purica Guevara third in 11.32.

Smith was understandably elated with the win.

“I feel awesome! I don’t feel I could have executed a better race,” Smith said afterwards.

She said it feels good to be running fast after a long season (running at the collegiate level and then on the Diamond League circuit).

It was Jamaica's second gold medal on the day following O'Dayne Richards' gold medal in the shot put.

Earlier, Cuba’s Rose Mary Almanza Blanco won the gold medal in the women’s 800m at the CAC Games in Colombia on Monday.

Almanza Blanco clocked 2:01.63 to take the gold ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Alena Candice Brooks (2:02.26) who won the silver medal.

Barbados Sonia Gaskin made a late surge to claim bronze in 2:03.13 denying Jamaica’s Simoya Campbell (2:03.16) a chance at a medal.

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