Tim looks like trash in Jamaica. 5/8/04

Jones at the double in Kingston, while Devers hurdles season’s lead
Saturday 8 May 2004
Kingston, Jamaica - Five-time Olympic medallist Marion Jones captured her first double of 2004, winning the 100m and the Long Jump at the Jamaican International Invitational meet (7 May).

Her form has so far been mixed, but the run at Jamaica’s National Stadium was a typical Jones statement of intent: stylish, powerful and razor sharp.

The American sprint queen easily won the 100m in 11.04 beating out local favourite Aleen Bailey who finished second in 11.19. Jamaican Tayna Lawrence was third in 11.29.

“I was feeling the vibes because I love the weather. It’s like
paradise, it doesn’t get any better than this,” said Jones.

Jones also won the Long jump with a leap of 6.73m.

Montgomery - fourth

World 100m record holder Tim Montgomery, Jones’ partner finished a disappointing fourth in the men’s 100m with a time of 10.25, a race which was taken by Darvis Patton (10.12), in a photo from fellow American John Capel, while Nigerian Deji Aliu (10.18) also finished in front of Montgomery.

Devers delights with world season’s lead

Gail Devers, 37, the three-time former World champion won the women’s 100m Hurdles in 12.50, from Jamaicans Delloreen Ennis-London (12.69) and Lacena Golding-Clarke (12.69).

“I am really happy with this victory,” Devers said after seeing off the home challenge at Jamaica’s National Stadium. "This is my first race (of the season). This is earlier than I would normally run but I am glad I got it out of the way. The first one is always a tough one. Now I have to go back and train and see where I am from there.’’

Her time would have been good enough for gold at the World Championships last year, where Devers had a poor run in her semi-final and failed to win a place in the final.

Devers paid tribute to the second and third-placed athletes after beginning her season in triumphant style.

"The Jamaicans have always been great. I have always had great competition from them. I know I have to be on my game and I cannot make any mistakes. Lacena ran a great race, so I need to go home, look at the tape, and get back on my programme.’’

Mutola notches up comfortable win

World and Olympic champion Maria Mutola notched up yet another 800m victory finishing first in 2:00.38, which gave her a comfortable edge over American Hazel Clarke (2:01.46) and Jamaican Michelle Ballantyne (2:01.86).

Agencies - PA International and AFP



100m: 1. Darvis Patton (USA) 10.12, 2. John Capel (USA) 10.13,
3. Deji Aliu (NIG) 10.18, 4. Tim Montgomery (USA) 10.25.

400m hurdles: 1. Labronze Garnett (USA) 48.76, 2. Danny
McFarlane (JAM) 48.93, 3. Kemel Thompson (JAM) 48.95

1500m: 1. Eliud Njudi (KEN) 3:41.10, 2. Seneca Lassiter (USA)
3:41.66, 3. Daniel Wilson (USA) 3:43.66

800m: 1. Zach Whitmarsh (USA) 1:47.11, 2. Simon Kimata (KEN) 1:47.19, 3. Evon Allen (JAM) 1:48.06

Long Jump: 1. Savante Stringfellow (USA) 7.81 metres, 2. Eric
Walder (USA) 7.42

400m: 1. Davian Clarke (Jam) 45.54, 2. Derek Brew (USA) 45.96,
3. Michael McDonald (Jam) 46.06


100m: 1. Marion Jones (USA) 11.10, 2. Aleen Bailey (JAM) 11.19, 3. Tayna Lawrence (JAM) 11.29

800m: 1. Maria Mutola (MOZ) 2:00.38, 2. Hazel Clarke (USA)
2:01.46, 3. Michelle Ballantyne (JAM) 2:01.86

100m Hurdles: 1. Gail Devers (USA) 12.50, 2. Delloreen Ennis
London (JAM) 12.69, 3. Lacena Golding-Clarke (JAM) 12.69

Long Jump: 1. Marion Jones (USA) 6.73m