Prefontaine Classic 2011: Steve Mullings 100m 9.80s, Carmelita Jeters 100m 10.70s, David Oliver 110mh 12.94s, and Tyson Gay 100m 9.79s WL in Clermont

>> June 05, 2011

Jamaica's Steve Mullings blasts to a personal best time of 9.80s to win the men's 100m at the Nike Prefontaine Classic (IAAF Diamond League) in Eugene, Oregon US (June 04, 2011). It's the sixth time he recorded under 10s this year. The following is a detail of Mullings' performances to date (this year);

04.06.2011   9.80s +1.3    1         Eugene
21.05.2011   9.89s +2.0    1        Clermont
16.04.2011   9.90s +2.0    1r1     Starkville
21.05.2011   9.91s +2.7    1h2    Clermont
31.05.2011   9.97s -0.2    2rA     Ostrava

However Mullings' time was short to a World leading time 9.79s set by Tyson Gay (his teammate) at a small meet in Clermont only hours before. See amateur video at the bottom.

Steve Mullings 9.80s +1.3 (not World lead)


Meanwhile, USA's Jarmelita Jeters produced a stunning time 10.70s to destroy a strong women field and set the World leading time. Despite a slow reaction time 0.188, she was lucky as the race assisted by tailwinds of 2.0 m/s. Behind Jeters was Marshevet Myers of USA who set a PB of 10.86s. Jamaicans Kerron Stewart, Shelly-Ann Fraser and Sherone Simpson finished third, four and fifth in times of 10.87s, 10.95s and 11.00s respectively

Carmelita Jeters 10.70 +2.0


In the men's 110mh, David Oliver beats Liu Xiang to redeem a defeat in the Shanghai Diamond league last month and set a World lead time 12.94s. Liu who had ended Oliver's 20 winning steak in Shanghai clocked a season best time of 13.00s.

David Oliver 12.94s World lead


Most people thought that Mulling has lowered his World leading time 9.89s in the race in Eugene, but Tyson Gay set an explosive 9.79s a few hours earlier at a small meeting in Clermont, Florida US. Gay had a legal win of 1.1 m/s for the run.

Tyson Gay 9.79s in Clermont (World lead)

Check out FULL RESULTS at the 2011 Diamond League (Prefontaine Classic), Eugene, Oregon, USA

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