WALNUT, California, April 19, 2009 (AFP) - American Carmelita Jeter ran the fastest time in the world this year Saturday to win the 100 meters in 10.96 seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays.
The 2007 world third-place finisher at Osaka, benefitting from a favorable wind of 0.9m/sec, outraced compatriot Charonda Williams, second in 11.29, for the 100m season best and breaking her former personal best of 10.97 from 2008.
Britain’s Dwain Chambers was second in the 200m in 20.51 seconds, trailing American Lionel Larry’s 20.37, while Williams took the women’s 200 in 22.84.
Britain’s Tyrone Edgar won the men’s 100m in 10.20 with a 0.9m/sec wind at his back. American Rubin Williams was second in 10.22 with Frenchman Martial Mbandjock third on 10.26.
US Olympian Allyson Felix was part of the triumphant World Class Elite 4x100m women’s relay along with fellow Americans Michelle Perry, Ginnie Powell and Natasha Hastings in a time of 43.98.