Asafa, Veronica run away with 100m titles

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Veronica Campbell-Brown, Berlin 2009

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Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown and former men's world-record holder, Asafa Powell, won the respective 100 metres titles, at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/ Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships at the National Stadium last night.

Campbell-Brown produced a strong run over the last 50 metres to win in a fast 10.84 seconds, as she powered away from joint Olympic silver medallist, Kerron Stewart, who clocked 10.97.

Jura Levy threw in a surprise performance to claim third in 11.10 seconds, edging out the other joint Olympic silver medallist,

Asafa Powell at the 2006 ISTAF athletics meet

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 Sherone Simpson, who placed fourth and appears set to miss out on a spot at the World Championships, with the top three set to qualify.

Powell also never had a great start, but remained composed as he rallied for a nail-biting victory in a slow 10.08 seconds.

Powell slowed towards the finish and nearly lost as Yohan Blake (10.09), Steve Mullings (10.10) and Nesta Carter flashed past the tape in a blanket finish.

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