Out front again: Trinidad and Tobago’s Michel Lee Ahye, centre, wins the women’s 100m during the Athletics Montreuil meeting at the Jean Delbert stadium, in Montreuil, east of Paris, France, yesterday. Jamaica’s Carrie Russell, left, took second place and and U.S.A’s English Gardner, right, was fourth. —Photo: AP

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Ahye wins again

Thompson, Borel 2nd in Paris

By \\\\\ Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

Michelle-Lee Ahye continued her fine run of form this season with victory at yesterday’s Montreuil Meeting.

Ahye shrugged off wet conditions, a 1.5 metres per second headwind and a poor start to win the women’s 100 metres dash, the Trinidad and Tobago sprinter crossing the line in 11.32 seconds. Jamaican Carrie Russell finished second in 11.41, while third spot went to Ivory Coast athlete Marie-Josee Ta Lou (11.58).

Ahye has been on fire in 2014, and is currently the world leader in the century at 10.85 seconds--a clocking she produced in the semi-final round at the NGC/Sagicor National Open Track & Field Championships, last month. The 22-year-old athlete won easily in the final, stopping the clock at 10.88.

Last Thursday, Ahye celebrated her IAAF Diamond League debut with victory in 10.98 seconds in the Athletissima women’s 100m in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ahye is unbeaten in the 100m event this season.

Running in the rain at the Montreuil Meeting, T&T track star Richard “Torpedo” Thompson clocked 10.16 seconds to seize silver in the men’s 100m, behind American Tyson Gay, the winner in 10.04, and ahead of Norway’s Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (10.23).

And in the women’s shot put, T&T’s Cleopatra Borel threw the iron ball 18.60 metres to earn silver. American Michelle Carter topped the field with a big 19.25m effort, while bronze was bagged by Belarus thrower Alena Kopets (18.14m).

At Sunday’s Meeting Città di Padova, in Italy, T&T sprinter Keston Bledman got to the line in 10.45 seconds to finish third in the men’s 100m event. Jamaican Andrew Fisher got home first in 10.35, forcing Qatar’s Samuel Francis (10.44) to settle for the runner-up spot.

 

 
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