• Elaine Thompson-Herah drops 10.78 in Clermont

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Jamaicas' Elaine Thompson-Herah, the 100m and 200m Olympic champion, dropped the world No. 2 mark of 10.78 seconds in the 100m at the Pure Athletics Sprint Elite meet in Clermont, Florida on Sunday night.

Jamaicans Natalliah Whyte finished second in 11.08 and Ashanti Moore third, in a personal best 11.10. Meanwhile, teenager Shawnti Jackson, who is a daughter of Olympic and world championships medalist Bershawn “Batman” Jackson,  celebrated her 16th birthday by taking fifth place with a US high school leading time of 11.28 seconds.

Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States holds the fastest time this year with 10.72 from two weeks ago.

In the men's 100m, Cejhae Greene edged out Yohan Blake (10.016 to 10.019). However, the highlight produced high schoolers Errioyn Knighton and Jaylen Slade. Kinghton clocked a wind-aided (2.7 m/s) 9.99 in the prelimiary round while Slade produced wind-assisted (2.2 m/s) 10.04 in the 100m final. Slade later won the 200m in 20.20 with the No. 4 time on the US high school all-time list.

©2021 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.