Videos: 2023 USATF Bermuda Grand Prix Meet

The USATF Bermuda Grand Prix was held on Sunday at the Flora Duffy Stadium, with some of the world’s top track and field athletes in action.

The USATF summary said, “Eight American athletes took advantage of a windy day in paradise on Sunday to win their events at the USATF Bermuda Grand Prix at Flora Duffy Stadium, a stop on the World Athletics Continental Tour – Gold.

“Hopes were high leading up to a clash of sprint titans in the men’s 100m, and it didn’t disappoint. Rocketing out of the blocks with a big 4.4 mps wind pushing the field, 2019 world champion Christian Coleman eased up near the line to win in 9.78w, but was almost caught by 200m American record-holder and world champion Noah Lyles, who came on like a freight train to take second in 9.80w. It was Lyles’ fastest time ever in any conditions. Jamaica’s Ackeem Blake was third in 9.87w, and Terrance Laird also dipped under 10 seconds with a 9.94w for fourth.

“A powerful start put Tamari Davis in the lead in the women’s 100m and she extended that lead through the final 50m to win in 10.91 over Jamaica’s Shashalee Forbes, who set a lifetime best of 10.98. Third went to Celera Barnes in a season best 11.01 in the only wind-legal event of the day.

“Soaring 7.11m/23-4w [+2.1] on her final attempt in the women’s long jump, Tara Davis-Woodhall passed reigning USATF champion Quanesha Burks and came away victorious with the longest jump in the world this year in any conditions. Burks held the lead through five rounds with a 7.04m/23-1.25w on her third attempt, but fouled on her final try. Davis-Woodhall had two other wind-aided 7.03m/23-0.75 jumps in her series.

“In similar fashion, the men’s competition came down to the final three jumps, with Laquan Nairn of the Bahamas exploding to 8.32m/27-3.75w on his last attempt for the victory. World Championships veterans Steffin McCarter and Will Williams entered the final round sitting 1-2 with McCarter leading at 8.23m/27-0w and USATF indoor champion Williams at 8.18m/26-10. McCarter matched his leading distance on the last attempt but it wasn’t enough to turn back Nairn’s big leap.

“Reigning USATF 200m champion Abby Steiner won her third straight race of the season at that distance with a 22.06w [+3.1] that put her more than a quarter-second up on the second place finisher. Makenzie Dunmore was third in 22.50w. Elijah Morrow sped to a big lead in the men’s 200m, coming off the turn two strides up on the field, and staved off Olympic champion Andre De Grasse of Canada to win in 20.11w [+4.7]. De Grasse and Kendal Williams both clocked 20.28w behind Morrow, with De Grasse getting the nod for second by .006 seconds.

“Pushed precariously close to the barriers by a +4.0 mps wind in the men’s 110m hurdles, Jamal Britt became the 24th man in history to break 13 seconds with a 12.99w that led a sweep of the podium by U.S. athletes. Eric Edwards was second in 13.07w, with USATF indoor 60m hurdles champion Freddie Crittenden third in 13.13w.

“Will Claye had three jumps good enough to win the men’s triple jump, topped by a 17.45m/57-3w in round two. USATF champion Donald Scott and Jamaican Jordan Scott both turned in bests of 17.06m/55-11.75, but the American had the better secondary mark to secure second. Two-time Olympic champion Christian Taylor continued his comeback from Achilles injury and placed fourth at 16.82m/55-2.25w.

“Moving up from seventh at the bell to put herself in position down the final backstretch, Olivia Baker pushed through onto the shoulder of Susan Aneno of Uganda into the last turn and came off that bend with a strong kick to take the lead and kept that lead through the finish to win in 2:03.15, .02 ahead of a diving Aneno. Emily Brooks-Richards finished well to place third in 2:03.65.

“Jamaica’s Andrenette Knight had a one-stride lead through the first five barriers in the women’s 400m hurdles, just ahead of Anna Cockrell. Knight stretched that lead coming into the homestraight and held off a fast-closing Cassandra Tate to win in 54.90 ahead of Tate’s 55.06. Gabby Scott of Puerto Rico took gold in the women’s 400m in 51.65 over Courtney Okolo, the runner-up in 52.23.

“Running the third-fastest women’s 100m hurdles time ever in any conditions, Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico surged over the final five barriers to stop the clock at 12.17 [w +3.5]. Third went to Tonea Marshall in 12.39.

“Olympic champion Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas easily won the men’s 400m in 44.42, with Trevor Stewart the top American in third at 45.58.”

click here Bermuda track and field

Read More About

#BermudaTrackAndField #USATFMeet

Category: All, Sports, Videos

Source Link

About The Author


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *