Shaunae Miller-Uibo in a 'good place' following world-leading 400m opener in Eugene

By April 25, 2021

 Shaunae Miller-Uibo believes she and her training partner Chrisann Gordon-Powell are in a good place following their respective season-opening races in the 400m yesterday.

The peerless Bahamian ran a world-leading 49.08s to win the one-lap event at the USATF Grand Prix, Oregon Relays in Eugene, destroying a quality field in the process. It was easy then to understand her joy.

“God, I thank you. Opened up with a 400 this weekend 49.08, second fastest opener and fourth fastest time,” she said on Instagram.

“Shout out to my training partner for also running her fastest season opener this week,” she said in reference to Gordon-Powell’s winning 50.84-second run at the 2021 LSU Alumni Gold meet held at the Bernie Moore Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Miller-Uibo continued: “We’re in a good place and I am excited to see how the rest of the season goes. Now it’s back to training.”

The Bahamian, whose winning time was a meet record and facility record, and Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards, were the only two Caribbean athletes who won in Eugene.

She was completely dominant in the race in which the USA’s Lynna Irby finished in second place in 50.28 while Jessica Beard was third 50.38.

Richards was also in good form in the Men’s 200m that he won in a season-best 20.26.

The USA’s Josephus Lyles 20.46 to finish second.

Both were metres clear of Jamaica’s Christopher Taylor, who ran a season-best 20.73 for third.

Trayvon Bromell won the Men’s event in 10.01 over Noah Lyles 10.17 and Liberia’s Emmanuel Matadi 10.19.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.46, finishing ahead of Jamaica’s Britanny Anderson, who ran a season-best 12.82 and Taliyah Brooks of the United States who clocked 12.83.

Donald Scott of the United States won the Men’s triple jump over Jamaica’s Clive Pullen and many time global champion, Christian Taylor. Scott jumped 16.89m while Pullen got a season-best 16.55m. Taylor was third with 16.52m.

The Women’s shot put was badly affected by rain that caused some of the throwers to slip and fall. However, it ended with the USA’s Chase Ealey winning with a mark of 18.93m. Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd put 18.46 for second place.

Jessica Ramsay of the United States threw 18.40m for third.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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