Wins for Russell, Forbes, Brathwaite, Allen in Luzern

By July 09, 2018
Janieve Russell was among the Caribbean winners in Luzern on Monday Janieve Russell was among the Caribbean winners in Luzern on Monday

Janieve Russell, Sasha Lee Forbes of Jamaica and Shane Brathwaite of Barbados registered wins at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meeting in Luzern, Switzerland on Monday.

There was also a win for professional debutant Nathon Allen and a personal best for his compatriot Akeem Bloomfield in the 200m.

Russell, once again got the better of season-long rival Dalilah Mohammed of the United States, winning the 400m hurdles in 53.63s, just outside her personal best of 53.46s run in Lausanne less than a week ago.

Mohammed, who gave up the lead in the race to the line, was timed in 53.79 while Ashley Spencer of the USA was third in 54.66.

Forbes was impressive over the 200m which she won in 22.90s well ahead of compatriot, Stephenie-Ann McPherson (23.02) and Lithuania’s Agne Serksniene (23.13).

Brathwaite was part of a Caribbean 1-2 as he took gold in 13.41 while Jamaica’s Andrew Riley was second in 13.51. Netherlands’ Koen Smet was third in 13.53.

Meanwhile, Akeem Bloomfield of Jamaica who was running his debut race as a professional athlete ran a personal best 20.00 to finish behind Panama’s Alonso Edward who clocked 19.90s for the win. Zambia’s Sydney Siame was third in 20.35.

In the 200m ‘B’ race, Bloomfield’s compatriot and fellow Auburn Alum, Nathon Allen won in 20.49s ahead of the USA’s Bryce Robinson (20.51) and Devon Allen also of the USA (20.52).

Edward won the ‘B’ 100m in 10.02s ahead of Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole, who ran 10.13s, close to his season’ best time of 10.12s ran in Barcelona, Spain last week. Former Jamaican Emre Barnes was third also in 10.13.

Jamaica’s Nesta Carter was sixth in 10.28s.

Mike Rodgers of the USA won the ‘A’ race in 10.08, beating Jamaica’s Yohan Blake by 0.04 while Yohan Bingtian was third in 10.14.

Jamaica’s two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was fifth in the women’s 100m in 11.22s.



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