The 2011 World champion Yohan Blake turned back the clock and his young challengers in winning the men’s 100m at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Championships at the National Stadium. He clocked 9.85 (1.0 mps) to be crowned national champion once again.
Oblique Seville of Racers was second in 9.88 and Ackeem Blake of Titans was third in a personal best of 9.93. Jelani Walker of Adidas grabbed fourth with 10.00, also a personal best. Titans’ third runner, Kemar Bailey-Cole was fifth in 10.10.
Meanwhile, MVP’s Shericka Jackson confirmed whispers of her fine form in training when she sped to an impressive 10.77 in crowning herself national 100m champion, but later said she was disappointed with the time. It was just outside her personal best of 10.76. It was rumoured that Jackson was running 10.6 in training.
Kemba Nelson of the University of Oregon stole second in a personal best 10.88 with double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah back in third with 10.89. Briana Williams also ran her personal best of 10.94 for fourth.