• Asafa Powell Runs 60m in 6.49; sets new personal best and world lead
Former world record holder over 100m Asafa Powell of Jamaica set a new personal best and new world indoor lead in the 60m dash at the Howie Ryan Indoor invitational in Houston Texas on Saturday (12).
The 33-year-old sprint star first clocked a new PB of 6.50 seconds in rounds. Later he improved his personal best and world leading time by 0.01 seconds in the semi finals. Powell decided to withdraw from the 60m final which was won by Antoine Adams of the United States in 6.58 seconds.
Heat 3 Preliminaries 1 Asafa Powell Unattached f 6.50Q 2 Jordon Landburge Elite Perform 6.86q 3 Mikael Dawkins SR UTSA 6.97q 4 Darius Birden Texas Southern 7.05 5 Brandon Samples Unattached 7.09 6 Christopher Jackson SR Alcorn State 7.28 7 Fletcher Coates SR Alcorn State 7.28 8 Logan Houser SR Texas-Tyler 7.71
Heat 2 Semi-Finals 1 Asafa Powell Unattached f 6.49Q 2 Allister Clarke Elite Perform 6.76q 3 Matthieu Pritchett SR Speed Koncept 6.79q 6.781 4 Ricky Babineaux Unattached 6.79 6.789 5 Charles Jackson Jr US Express Elite 6.81 6 Cody Schulz Texas State 6.90 7 OJ Stoneham Unattached 6.93 8 Scott Filip JR Unattached 6.98Finals 1 Antoine Adams Elite Perform 6.58 2 Chevaughn Walsh Elite Perform 6.64 3 Carlin Isles Unattached 6.65 4 Allister Clarke Elite Perform 6.69 5 Mario Burke Houston 6.70 6 Matthieu Pritchett SR Speed Koncept 6.76 7 Cordero Gray UTA TC 6.77