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Fraser-Pryce highlights three Jamaican victories at Monaco Diamond League

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Spencer Darlington

5-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce maintained her record extending streak over the 100 metre dash to highlight three Jamaican victories at Wednesday's Monaco Diamond League meet.

Fraser Pryce produced another imperious performance to clock 10.62 seconds, stretching her record streak of sub 10.70 second clockings to eight overall and the sixth occasion she was going under that time this season.

This new world leading mark by the 35 year old sprinter was also just 2-hundredths of a second off her personal best.

World Championship silver medallist and compatriot Shericka Jackson also produced a big performance, recording a personal best 10.71 seconds for the runner-up spot.

Commonwealth Games 4th place finisher Rushell Clayton was also among the winners, landing the women's 400 metre hurdles.

Clayton posted a personal best 53.33 seconds to get the better of countrywoman and Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell who logged a season's best 53.52 seconds.

The third Jamaican victory on the day was recorded by national record holder Nayoya Goule who made up for her World Championships and comm games disappointment in the women's 800 metres.

Goule ran a well executed race to clock a season's best 1:56.98, making her the 4th fastest over the distance this year.
Elsewhere, World Championship finalist Candice McLeod did a season's best 49.87 to finish second in the women's 400 metres where fellow Jamaicans Stephenie McPherson and Junelle Bromfield were 4th and 6th respectively.

World Championship silver medallist Shanika Ricketts cut the sand at 14.91 metres for second in the women's triple jump.

On the men's side, Olympic champion Hansle Parchment had to settle for third in the 110 metre hurdles in a season's best 13.08 seconds, while former world champion Tajay Gayle returned from an injury layoff to leap 8.06 metres for 4th place in the men's long jump. The next Diamond League meeting is set for Lausanne on August 26.

 



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