Sprint Hurdler Charlton Clocks Season’S Best Time
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#Sprint hurdler Devynne Charlton continues her season of milestones with another new season’s best time.
#Charlton ran to a fourth place finish in the 100m hurdles in a time of 12.88 seconds at the Ostrava Golden Spikes at Metsky Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
#The meet was the latest on the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Series.
#Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico continued her dominance in the event with a first place finish in 12.56.
#The world leader finished ahead of Poland’s European U23 champion Pia Skrzyszowska in 12.65 and Nia Ali of the United States was third in 12.69.
#Charlton’s time of 12.88 finished just ahead of Hungary’s Luca Kozak who also finished in a season’s best time of 12.89.
#On May 13, Charlton posted a wind aided (+3) time of 12.61 to finish fourth on the Diamond League Series meet in Doha, Qatar.
#The 26-year-old World Indoor silver medallist and Tokyo Olympic finalist is currently ranked no.6 in the world in the 100m hurdles.
#Her indoor season was highlighted by her silver medal in the 60m hurdles in the World Indoor Championships at Belgrade, Serbia.
#France’s Cyréna Samba- Mayela won the gold medal with a time of 7.78 while Charlton was second in 7.81 – a new national record.
#At the time of her silver medal triumph, Charlton said she hoped that her first individual success of that magnitude set the tone moving forward to an eagerly anticipated outdoor season.
#The season includes the upcoming BAAA Nationals and World Athletics Championships. “I’m expecting to build on this experience.
#“A lot of the improvements I made indoors can only help with my outdoor hurdles and so I think it will be that much better,” she said.