Hughes and Fraser-Pryce win at JN Racers Grand Prix


Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce

Zharnel Hughes won the men’s 100m at the JN Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, Jamaica  on Saturday.

The  Anguilla-born British sprinter running his first sub-10secs in 9.91,  beat American Noah Lyles, who also broke the magical mark for the first time in 9.93. Jamaican Yohan Blake finished third in 10.00 flat.

Meanwhile, Jamaican former World and Olympic female sprint champion, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 100 meters in a seasonal best 11.10 secs at the same meet.

This was her first international meet at home since she gave birth to a son last August. Fraser Pryce turned on the speed at the 40meter mark and powered to the finish ahead of Jenna Prandini of the US who had a time of 11.14. Third was 16-year old Jamaican Brianna Williams in 11.26m.

Prandini had defeated Fraser-Pryce at a recent meet in the Cayman Islands.