Danielle Williams runs personal best 7.86 to win 60m hurdles at final American Track League meet

By February 21, 2021

Danielle Williams won the 60mh hurdles at the final American Track League meeting this evening in the third-fastest time in the world this year.

Williams, the 2019 World Championship 100m hurdles bronze medalist, was one of two Caribbean athletes who won at the meeting held in Fayetteville, Arkansas as Asa Guevara won the 300m in 33.11 over the USA’s Jemiel Trimble (33.38).

The 2015 World Champion easily won her preliminary heat in 7.90 giving an indication of what was to come. In the final, she unleashed but had to fight hard to hold off the challenge of Tonea Marshall to win in 7.86.

Marshall was a close second in 7.89 while Great Britain’s Cindy Sember was third in 8.01.

The winning time was the third-fastest in the world this year, joint with Marshall’s 7.86 set at the same venue on January 24.

The men’s event was won by the USA’s Michael Dickson in 7.53. He finished clear of Trinidad and Tobago’s Ruebin Walters who stopped the clock at 7.68. Wellington Zaza of Liberia was third in 7.71.

In the women’s 400m, Jamaica’s Chrisann Gordon finished in second place in 52.06, more than a second behind the USA’s Shamier Little who won the event in a personal best 50.57, the third-fastest time in the world this year.

Sparkle McKnight from Trinidad and Tobago was fifth in a season-best 54.14.

Rajay Hamilton was fourth in the men’s 800m in a personal best 1:47.57. The race was won by Kenya’s Michael Saruni in 1:45.34.

Bahamas’ Laquan Nairn jumped 5.89m, which surprising good enough for third in the long jump won by the USA’s Marquis Mendy with 8.19m.

Greg Vann finished second with 7.47m.

The USA’s Allison Felix was second in the women’s 60m in 7.28 and then returned to win the 200m in a personal best of 22.59, the fourth-fastest time in the world this year.

Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn also ran a personal best of 22.91 while Shawnti Jackson was third in 23.45.  

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