Miller-Uibo, Thomas-Dodd, and Gardiner win in Hungary

By July 09, 2019

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Steven Gardiner and Danniel Thomas-Dodd were Caribbean winners in Hungary on Tuesday at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial where they were also podium places for Fedrick Dacres, Janieve Russell and Stephenie-Ann McPherson.

Miller-Uibo, the Bahamian sprint queen ran a meet record and season-best 22.18s to win the 200m ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou whose 22.76 was also a season-best for the Ivorian. Jenna Prandini from the USA was third in 22.88.

Gardiner, meanwhile, was tearing up the track in the 400m that he won in a season-best 44.45, more than a second clear of Richard Tyrell of the United States who crossed the finish line in 45.69s. Tyrell’s compatriot Vernon Norwood was third in 45.62.

Jamaican record holder Rusheen McDonald was farther back in sixth having clocked 45.87 while his compatriot Javon Francis finished eighth in 46.57.

Ashley Spencer of the USA held off Jamaica’s Russell to win the 400m hurdles in 55.36. Russell crossed in 55.65 well clear of Aminat Jamal of Bahrain who ran a season-best 56.21 while holding off Ristanana Tracey (56.43) and Trinidad and Tobago’s Sparkle McKnight (56.90).

In the men’s equivalent, Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde and Malik James-King were sixth and eighth respectively in the event won by the USA’s Byron Robinson in 49.53. Hyde, who was third at Jamaica’s national championships a fortnight ago, clocked a pedestrian 51.59s while James-King crossed in 52.18s.

Yasmani Copello of Turkey (49.92) won the silver while Amere Lattin was third in 50.04.

McPherson ran 51.76s for third in the 400m that was won by Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser who was a comfortable winner in 50.13, claiming fatigue after he fast 49.17s in Lausanne last Friday. The 2017 World Champion Phyllis Francis was second in 51.24.

In the field, Thomas-Dodd produced an 18.97-metre throw to win the shot put. Sweden’s Fanny Roos was second with 18.54s. The USA’s Chase Ealey secured the bronze medal with her best effort of 18.50m

Dacres, who briefly held the world-lead this year, was second again to Daniel Stahl in their ongoing battle this season. His 67.67m was more than a metre short of Stahl’s mark of 68.77m. Piotr Malachowski was third with a season-best 67.23m.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s national long jump champion Tissana Hickling was sixth in her event with a 6.37m jump well below her usual outputs so far this season.

Rasheed Dwyer was fourth in the 200m in 20.46. Christian Coleman of the USA won in a meet record 19.91.

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