Video and Flash Recap of Jamaica Invitional and Bolt's 9.82 100m Opener

May 6, 2012

The 2012 IAAF pro track and field season got underway in the Northern Hemisphere last night with the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston, Jamaica.

The meet featured the individual outdoor debut of Usain Bolt and he did not disappoint with a very impressive 9.82 win. Training partner Yohan Blake, who ran 9.90 earlier this year, made his 200m debut and won in 19.91.

The big surprise of the night was in the women's 400m where Sanya Richards Ross, the recent World Indoor Champion, was upset by Jamaica's Novlene Williams-Mills' 49.99 world leader.

In the women's 100m, Carmelita Jeter super quick 10.81 defeated Kelly-Ann Baptiste (10.86) and showed Jeter keeps getting better with age. (According to Jeter had never broken 11.50 until she was 26).

In the distances, Aman Wote, who ran the best anchor in the DMR at Penn, won the 1500 ahead of  S. Africa's Peter Van Der Westhuizen (3:35.92), Canada's Taylor Milne and AJ Acosta (3:40.26).  If the results are correct, Acosta actually "ran "the steeple (10:17.17) an hour before the 1500 and got trounced by winner Ben Bruce (8:34). Hillary Sillingwerff (4:12.09) beat fellow Candian Malindi Emore in the women's 1500.

Videos of Bolt, Blake and Jeter below from Youtube.  More results here

Usain Bolt 9.82 Opener

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1  Usain Bolt  JAM  9.82
2  Michael Frater  JAM  10.00
3  Lerone Clarke  JAM  10.03
4  Darvis Patton  USA  10.09
5  Daniel Bailey  ANT  10.10
6  Richard Thompson  TRI  10.14
7  Oshane Bailey  JAM  10.15
8  Dexter Lee  JAM  10.15

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Yohan Blake 19.91 200m Opener

1  Yohan Blake  JAM  19.91 (MR)
2  Nickel Ashmeed  JAM  20.09
3  Warren Weir  JAM  20.21
4  Marvin Anderson  JAM  20.45
5  Jaysuma Saidy Ndure  NOR  20.46
6  Lansford Spence  GBR  20.80
7  Mario Forsythe  JAM  20.95
8  Rasheed Dwyer  JAM  20.96

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Carmelita Jeter 10.81 100m Opener

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1  Carmelita Jeter  USA  10.81 (MR)
2  Kelly-Ann Baptiste  TRI  10.86
3  Kerron Stewart  JAM  10.98
4  Schillonia Calvert  JAM  11.15
5  Ruddy Zang Milana  GAB  11.22
6  Aleen Bailey  JAM  11.23
7  Debbie Ferguson  BAH  11.26
8  Sherone Simpson  JAM  11.28

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