Puerto Rico Classic: Ese Brume, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Trayvon Bromell, Others

Written By Uche Dozie

Olympic bronze medalist in the long jump, Ese Brume, Olympic gold winners, Thompson-Herah, Athing Mu were winners at the Puerto Rico Classic held on Thursday.

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Nigeria’s Ese Brume dominated the women’s Long Jump and, soaring to victory with a best of 6.90m (3.5). She also recorded jumps of 6.81m (2.1) and an SB of 6.78m whilst finishing ahead of Quanesha Burks who jumped 6.65m (1.3) and Tiffany Flynn with 6.54m (0.7).

100m Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica led the women’s 100m final with a winning time 10.93s (-0.8m/s) which is also a Meet Record.

She defeated Michelle Lee-Ahye who took second in 11.06s. Shania Collins tied with 19-year-old Tamari Davis with 11.08s, a PB for the latter.

Janieve Russell of Jamaica took the lead in women’s 400mH after winning with 54.09s and moved herself to the number two in 2022.


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800m Olympic Champion Athing Mu of the US claimed the victory in women’s 400m with a winning time of 50.42s

Three times Olympic medalist Kirani James took the victory in the 400m with a Season Best 44.70s time.

Olympic champion Hansle Parchment of Jamaica with a Season Best (13.15s) beat Devon Allen of the US (13.20s) in 100mH.

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400m Olympic Champion Steven Gardiner took the victory in 300m at with a impressive winning time of 31.52s. His time which is a Personal Best is 8th of All times.

Trayvon Bromell powered to a Season’s Best (SB) of 9.92s (-0.2) to win the men’s 100m, breaking the Meet Record (MR) ahead of Brandon Carnes who ran a PB of 10.02s while Kyree King made it a US 1-2-3 with 10.11s in third place.

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Alaysha Johnson of the U.S. had a huge race to win the 100mH in a big PB of 12.50 (lane 2). Running in front of a home crowd, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn got a poor start but closed well to take second in 12.52. Danielle Williams of Jamaica finished third in 12.67s.

Having eased into the season at 21.63 in Des Moines late last month, double Olympic champion Ryan Crouser returned to more familiar distances as he unleashed a big World Lead of 22.75 in dominating the men’s Shot Put, second win in two so far.

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