• McLeod blazes 13.08 at Drake Relays

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World indoor champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica crushed the men's 110m field at the 2016 Drake Relays on Saturday, Apr. 30.

After running a stunning 9.99 seconds in 100m at last weekend's Arkansas Invitational, the newly crowned World Indoor 60m hurdle champion Omar McLeod returned to track this Saturday at the Drake Relays where he posted a new world leading 13.08 seonds in the 110m hurdles.  The 22-year-old Jamaican hurdler beat former world champion David Oliver of the United States and compatriot Hansel Parchment into second and third respectively. Meanwhile world record holder Aries Merritt,  who is trying to get back in form after a kidney transplant, took 5th with a time of  13.61 seconds. 

In the women's Kendra Harrison (USA) posted 12.56 seconds to win the women's 100m hurdles. 

Men's 110m hurdles results
  1 McLeod, Omar                 Nike                     13.08D -0.1
  2 Oliver, David                Nike                     13.31  -0.1
  3 Parchment, Hansel            Puma                     13.42  -0.1
  4 Adams, Spencer               Basics TC                13.53  -0.1
  5 Merritt, Aries               United States            13.61  -0.1
  6 Lovett, Eddie                Unattached               13.65  -0.1
  7 Harris, Aleec                United States            13.68  -0.1
  8 Riley, Andrew                Puma                     13.77  -0.1

Women's 100m hurdles results                                                             
  1 Harrison, Kendra             adidas                   12.56   1.5
  2 Castlin, Kristi              Unattached               12.62   1.5
  3 Rollins, Brianna             United States            12.65   1.5
  4 Ali, Nia                     United States            12.77   1.5
  5 Stowers, Jasmin              United States            12.81   1.5
  6 Harrison, Queen              United States            12.87   1.5
  7 Coward, Jacqueline           Unattached               12.93   1.5
  8 DeLoach, Janay               Nike                     12.99   1.5

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