Usain Bolt wins 100m in style at Cayman Invitational

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt opened his 2016 season with an easy victory in the men’s 100 metres at the Cayman Invitational on Saturday night.

The Jamaican sprinter clocked 10.05 seconds for the victory to beat American Dentarus Locke, who clocked 10.12. Kemar Bailey-Cole finished third in 10.18, while the other Jamaican Jevaughn Minzie was fourth in 10.22

This represents Bolt’s second appearance at the Cayman Invitational. In 2013, Bolt beat Bailey-Cole in a photo finish. Both athletes were given the same time – 10.09 seconds.

Earlier, Jamaican Ristananna Tracey returned to winning ways. She clocked 55.97 seconds to easily win the women’s 400-metre hurdles, while her sister Nikita clocked 57.34 seconds for fifth place.

Ristananna was well ahead of second place Turquiose Thompson, of the USA, who clocked 56.35. Jamaican Danielle Dowdie finished third in 56.91, while the other Jamaican Rhonda Whyte did not complete the race.

Jamaica secured second place finishes through Kerron Stewart, Demish Gaye, Deuce Carter and Audra Segree.

Stewart clocked 11.20 seconds to finish behind American Jenna Prandini (11.16) in the women’s 100 metres. American Carmelita Jeter clocked 11.34 for third place, just ahead of Jamaican Jura Levy, who finished fourth in 11.36.

Gaye (45.30) was no match for Trinidadian Machel Cedenio, who won the men’s 400 metres in 45.10.

The other Jamaicans — Nicholas Maitland (47.01) and Jermaine Gonzales (47.28) — finished sixth and eigth.

Carter (13.65) and his fellow Jamaican Tyler Mason (13.67) finished second and third respectively in the men’s 110-metre hurdles. The event was won by American Spencer Adams in 13.48.

Segree clocked 23.08 for second place in the women’s 200 metres, well behind Prandini, who clocked 22.63 for the victory and the sprint double. The other Jamaican in the field, Seidathia Palmer was sixth in 23.84.

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