Thompson in top form

January 30, 2017
Elaine Thompson


Several national senior athletes got their 2017 campaigns off the ground at last weekend's Queen's Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium.

Most attention was centred around double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson in the 60 metres. Thompson showed she was approaching top form as she won the 60 metres in a personal best 7.02 seconds. Christania Williams took second in 7:05 and Audra Segree, third in 7.27.

Aneisha McLaughlin, a member of the silver medal winning 4x400 metres relay team at last year's the Rio Olympic Games, topped the field in the 200 metres stopping the clock at 23.54 seconds. Her Sprintec teammates, Verona Chambers 23.72 and Ronda Whyte 23.88, closed out the top three here.

Last year's Diamond League 400m champion, Stephenie Ann McPherson, captured the women's 100m in 11.54, getting the better of Donna Ewars (11.93) and Shereca Hemmings, 12.09.

Jodian Williams led the way in the women's 400m, clocking 55.59 seconds. Samantha James was second overall in 55.79 and Sherona Stewart was third in 57.18.

IAAF World Under 20 400m champion, Tiffany James of Mico University College, won her 800m heat in 2:16.76 to finish fourth overall, behind the winner, Holmwood Technical schoolgirl Chrisanni May with 2:14.07.

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