Shericka Jackson Clocks World-Leading Time to Win 100m!

Shericka Jackson, the reigning world champion in the 200m, clocked the fastest wind-legal time in the women’s 100m so far this year with a time of 10.82 (-0.1m/s) at Velocity Fest 13 held at the National Stadium in Jamaica on Saturday.

Jackson comfortably qualified for the final with a time of 11.05 in her preliminary round heat and set a new meet record in the final, beating the previous world-leading time of 10.86 (1.9m/s) set by Aleia Hobbs of the USA.

Her teammates Natasha Morrison and Anthonique Strachan finished second and third, respectively, while Briana Williams did not show up for the final.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the back-to-back Olympic champion in the 100m and 200m, withdrew from the competition.


In the men’s 100m final, Ackeem Blake was initially declared the winner with a time of 9.99 seconds, but he was later disqualified due to a false start based on World Athletics Competition rule TR16.8.

His teammate Zharnel Hughes was awarded the victory with a hand-timed 9.9 seconds, while Kadrian Goldson and Julian Forte finished in a dead heat for second place, both with hand-timed 10.0 seconds.

Kerrica Hill, the 2022 World Under-20 100m hurdles champion, set a meet record of 12.75 seconds to win the women’s 100m hurdles, while Megan Tapper secured second place, and Asharria Ulett finished third.

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