Danielle Williams, Machel Cedenio victorious at 2021 Ed Murphey Classic

By August 15, 2021

Danielle Williams and Machel Cedenio were the only Caribbean winners at the 2021 Ed Murphey Classic in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday.

Williams, who missed out on individual representation at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, clocked 12.64 to win the 100m hurdles. Sharika Nelvis of the United States finished second in 12.81 while Evonne Britton third in 12.96.

Earlier, Trinidad’s Cedenio was a comfortable winner in the 400m clocking a modest 45.98. Khallifah Rosser crossed the finish line in second place, stopping the clock in 46.35. Javon Francis, who has suffered a raft of injuries in the past few years was a distant third in 47.84.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Cejhae Greene ran close to his season-best time of 10.00 while finishing third in the 100m won by Marvin Bracy in a fast 9.85. Jerome Blake was second in 10.06 just ahead of Greene’s 10.08.

Jevaughn Minzie, who was fifth in the 100m in 10.15, was on the podium in the 200m after he clocked 20.41 for a second-place finish behind Kyrie King, who won in 20.15. Devon Allen was third in 20.57.

Tynia Gaither of the Bahamas was third in the women’s race won by Dezereah Bryant in 22.78. Brittany Brown was second in 23.05 while Gaither clocked 23.33.

There was another third-place finish for a Caribbean athlete in the Women's 400m that was won by Shamier Little in 50.65 over Jessica Beard, who clocked 50.85. Anastasia LeRoy, who has struggled for form this season, was not even in the same zip code as she was a distant third in 54.15.

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