Fraser-Pryce breaks Ottey’s meet record

first_imgJamaica’s Pocket Rocket, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, grabbed the headlines at the 29th edition of the Atletica Mondiale meeting in Padua yesterday, when she broke Merlene Ottey’s meeting record in the 100m.Just three days after winning at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, the double Olympic 100m champion and seven-time World Championships gold medallist clocked 10.98 into a -0.8m/s headwind to take one hundredth of a second off Ottey’s mark.”It was a big surprise to hear that I broke Ottey’s meeting record. I did not know about that,” said Fraser-Pryce. “I was excited to be here. I hope to have the chance to come back to compete in this meeting next year.”Natasha Morrison finished fourth in a time of 11.05 seconds.In the men’s 100m, Qatar’s world indoor bronze medallist, Femi Ogunode, improved Nesta Carter’s meeting record by clocking 10.07 into a -1.1m/s headwind, edging Worlds finalist Mike Rodgers (10.12).Carter, whose previous meeting record was 10.09, had to settle for third place in 10.34.”I feel good about breaking the meeting record, but I wanted to run faster,” said Ogunode, who holds the Asian record of 9.91.Rasheed Dwyer was fourth overall after winning heat one with 10.37 seconds, while Julian Forte, who was last in heat two in 10.56, finished eighth overall.- Diego Sampaolo for the IAAFlast_img read more

Gator no match for 74-year-old gardener

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsA trapper working with wildlife officials later caught the animal in a nearby pond. It will be killed and the hide and meat sold. An elderly woman, who was bitten by an alligator while working in her backyard, beat back the reptile with a garden hose. Constance Gittles, 74, of south Punta Gorda, Fla., was watering plants this week when a nearly 6-foot-long alligator bit her leg just above the ankle. “I just whacked him right in the snout with the nozzle,” she said. “After that, he took off.” Gittles received three puncture wounds and some smaller scrapes and abrasions from her confrontation with the alligator. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more