Spencer dazzles in Rome while Fraser-Pryce rough patch continues with 2nd to last finish

World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann FraserPryce suffered back to back Diamond League defeats today while her MVP club mate Kaliese Spencer made it two straight in the women’s 400m hurdles.

Fraser-Pryce, who ended at the back of the field in Eugene, Oregon, was one better today in the women’s 100m where she placed second to last in 11.19 seconds. Jamaican compatriot Kerron Stewart was second in 11.08 seconds with Simone Facey third in 11.13 seconds behind winner, Torie Bowie of the United States who ran 11.05 seconds.

Veteran sprinter Aleen  Bailey meanwhile topped  the  field  in  the 100m B race posting  a season best 11.28 seconds with Carrie Russell 4th in 11.34 seconds and Schillonie Calvert 5th in 11.39 seconds.

Action in the women’s 400m hurdles saw the in-form Spencer posting  a world leading 53.97 seconds to take first place while her compatriot Shevon Stoddart placed 5th in 55.98s and Ristannana  Tracey ended at the back of the field in 9th in 56.91 seconds.


Nesta Carter had to settle for second in the men’s 100m in a season best 10.02 seconds, finishing behind Justin Gatlin who was timed at 9.91 seconds. Kemar Bailey-Cole was timed at 10.26 seconds for 8th, while Kim Collins was 4th in 10.15 seconds.

Kaliese Spencer wins 400m hurdlesJason Livermore won the B race in 10.13 seconds, following the disqualification of Kimmarie roach.

Julian Forte meanwhile was the best placed Jamaican in the men’s 200 meters after running a season best 20.49 seconds to end 4th  with Rasheed Dwyer 5th in 20.61 seconds.

World Indoor bronze medallist Kimberley Williams, who was the first Jamaican in action at the meet, ended 9th in the women’s triple jump after clearing 13.71 metres.

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