Aleia Hobs Storms to a new 100m world lead in Baton Rouge

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Amercian sprinters Aleia Hobbs and Tamari Davis the first and second fastest 100m times in the World this year at the LSU Alumni Gold track and field meet on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Hobbs won the women's 100m final at LSU Alumni Gold in an impressive 10.86 seconds (1.9m/s), improving her World leading mark last week at the same Bernie Moore Track and Field Stadium by 0.01 seconds. Tamari Davis was second with the second-fastest time in the World this year of 10.89 seconds, with her compatriot, the World Indoor 60m silver medalist, Mikiah Brisco, finishing third in 11.13. Great Britain's Imani Lansiquot, the Olympic 4x100m relay bronze medalist, was 4th at 11.23 seconds.

The men's 100m winner was Nigeria's Godson Oghenebrume from Louisiana State University, who clocked a wind-aided (2.3m/s) 9.97 seconds. His teammate Da'Marcus Fleming took second, clocking 10.06, while Abdul Hakim Sani Brown of Japan finished third in 10.16 seconds.

Vernon Norwood clocked a fast 44.80 seconds in his 400m season debut.

Louisiana State men set a World leading time in the 4x100 relay at 38.36 seconds, beating Athletics Canada Team into second (38.73).

Three women went under the 23-second barrier in the women's 200m. Jessika Gbai won the event in 22.72, Shannon Ray was second in 22.83, and Camryn Dickson (Texas A&M) was third in a new PB of 22.86.

Alia Armstrong topped the 100m hurdles in 12.77 (-1.8m/s) ahead of Tonea Marshall (12.87).


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