Wins for Gaither and Camacho-Quinn, VCB second at 2021 USATF Open

By May 19, 2021

Veronica Campbell-Brown was second in the 100m at the 2021 USATF Open on Tuesday. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was among several notable Caribbean athletes, who competed at the meet held at the Athletic Performance Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas.

Campbell, who clocked 11.55 was beaten by USA’s Mikiah Brisco who won in 11.42.

Caitland Smith of the USA was third in 11.60.

The iconic Jamaican lost but rising stars Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Tynia Gaither emerged winners in their respective events.

Camacho-Quinn, the world leader in the 100m hurdles, claimed victory in 12.84 beating Americans Christina Clemons and Queen Claye, who were second and third in 12.92 and 13.21, respectively.

Gaither, meanwhile, held off American Candice Hill to win the 200m in 23.11. The American was a close second in 23.17. Morolake Akinosun was third in 23.26.

In the 400m, Jamaica’s Chrisann Gordon-Powell finished third behind Allyson Felix who won the event in a season-best 50.88. Gordon-Powell, the 2017 NCAA champion, clocked 51.42 just behind Jessica Beard who was second in 51.31.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Ruebin Walters ran 13.73 for second place in the 110m hurdles won by the USA’s Aaron Mallet, who clocked 13.64 for the win.

Wellington Zaza of Liberia finished third in 13.77.

 

 

 

 

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