VCB content with second in 60m dash on return to track

By February 07, 2021

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown was pleased with her second-place finish in a Women’s 60m dash Saturday in what was her first race in more than two-and-a-half years.

The 38-year-old VCB ran 7.34 finishing behind the talented American emerging sprinter Tamari Davis, who ran a personal 7.18 for the win at the East Coast Invitational at the Virginia Beach Sports Centre. Barbara Pierre was third in 7.35.

Campbell-Brown, who was also running for the first time since the birth of her daughter, Avianna Brown in February 2019, said she was content with the performance.

"2.5+ years since I last competed. I returned to competition today at the East Coast Invitational with two rounds of 60ms (7.43s and 7.34s).  A decent start to my 2021 athletics campaign. There is a lot of work to be done, but I am up for the challenge,” she said.

In the men’s equivalent, Barbados’ Ramon Gittens was third in 6.79s. The race was won by Jackson Webb in 6.64 in a close finish with Joseph Manu who was timed in 6.66.

 

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