Two 400 m hurdles World leads
Two world leading marks in the 400 m hurdles races highlighted the 7th Meeting International de la Grand Caraibe Region Guadeloupe in Caribbean area.
During a nice late evening with some showers olympic winner Angelo Taylor posted 48.16 and world silver medalist Lashinda Demus 54.09. Berlin silver holder Javier Culson was second (48.44) and former olympic and world winner Felix Sanchez clocked also very good 48.85 as third. Taylor also won the 400 m in solid 45.04. World champion Dwight Phillips opened his jumping campaign with very good 832 and beat Dakar Challenge meet winner Kaba Badji of Senegal (820). Another world champion competing was Ryan Brathwaite of Barbados who won the 110 m hurdles in 13.41 (+0.1) over tough US field headed by Jason Richardson (13.48) and Ryan Wilson (13.49). Deep fight also in women hurdles as Damu Cherry won in 12.74 (0.0) over Danielle Carruthers (12.85) and Canadian Priscilla Lopes-Schliep who started into the season with 12.94. Jamaican Commonwealth gold medalist 2006 Sheri-Ann Brooks clocked her second fastest of the career 11.08 (+0.4) over 100 m beating Gloria Asumnu (11.15) and olympic medalist Sherone Simpson (11.26). US Lashauntea Moore won the 200 m in fast 22.46 (+1.1) with Brooks second (22.92). In men sprints sensation in the 100 m as French Martial Mbandjock won in 10.14 over favorites Daniel Bailey of Antigua (10.16) and US champ Mike Rodgers (10.18). Steve Mullings posted fast 20.28 (+0.3) to win the 200 m over Xavier Carter (20.42) and Greg Nixon (20.54). In other technical events Cuban world leader Guillermo Martinez achieved excellent 84.74 in javelin, Jovanee Jarrett of Jamaica won the long jump 655 (world champ Brittney Reese did not compete at the end), US Andra Manson won the high jump (224) and Dutch Robbert Jansen the pole vault (545).