World champions Yohan Blake and Carmelita Jeter blazed to fast 9.84 and 11.04 seconds at the inaugural Cayman Invitational Wednesday night (9) at Truman Bodden Sports Complex track in Georgetown, the Cayman Islands.
Jamaicans Warren Weir (20.13 in 200m) and Novlene Williams (50.35 in 400m) also produced world class times.
Just four days after World record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s world lead of 9.82 at the Jamaica Invitational in Kingston, Blake sent a message to his training partner with a season’s best.
"Just the other day I was telling Usain that I am going to come out here to show him something, because we are friends like that, so I just came out here tonight to execute my race properly, even though there are things to work on, but the race was good overall," said Blake.
The 22-year old was followed home by countryman Michael Frater (10.05) and Trinidad and Tobago’s Keston Bledman (10.06).
In the women’s race, USA’s World champion and world season leader Carmelita Jeter prevailed with 11.04, ahead of compatriot Jeneba Tarmoh with a personal best of 11.13 and Ivory Coast’s 2012 World indoor silver medallist Murielle Ahoure (11.14).
"Something is going on with the first phase of my race, I got to figure it out, I am extremely strong, but I am not doing something right until I get to about the 60m ...," Jeter commented after the race.(read more here)