Ed Murphey Classic meeting continues to impress!  The Ed Murphey Classic is one of the last meets before the World Championships, and for athletes not going to the WC. The meet was conducted on August 4 and August 5, 2023. The report was provided by EME News. 
Bracy 9.96 and 9.93

MEMPHIS (USA, Aug 4): Marvin Bracy-Williams won the 100m in 9.96 (0.0) at Ed Murphey Classic (WACT Silver) ahead of Jamaica’s Oblique Seville (9.98) and Christian Coleman (10.03), but was faster in heats with 9.93 (0.1) over Emmanuel Matadi, who clocked a national record for Liberia with 9.97. Aleia Hobbs topped the women’s sprint in 11.11 (0.5), Alaysha Johnson the 100m hurdles in 12.49 (0.2), and Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who was the fastest in heats with 12.43 (0.8), did not run the final.

Aleia Hobbs, USATF New York Grand Prix
Continental Tour Gold
presented by Global Athletics & Marketing Inc., photo by Kevin Morris

Fresh World U20 record holder Roshawn Clarke of Jamaica won the fast 400m hurdles in 48.52 over Nigeria’s Ezekiel Nathaniel (48.55), Paris standard for both. In the 400m, Jamaican Antonio Watson (44.69) defeated Kirani James (44.92, in the first competition since May 27 after the sudden death of his coach Harvey Glance), among women Alexis Holmes posted a PB of 50.32 ahead of Victoria Ohuruogu from Great Britain (50.50), and in another race Jenna Prandini clocked 51.86 PB.

Maggie Ewan takes WL of 20.45m in shot put, USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix
Gold Label track & field meet
May 26, 2023, Los Angeles, USA, photo by Kevin Morris

Maggie Ewen (19.17) outperformed Canada’s Sarah Mitton (19.02) in the shot put, and Joe Kovacs won the men’s event (21.72) over Tripp Piperi 21.67 and Rajindra Campbell 21.59. Another notable winner, Michael Dickson in the 110m hurdles with 13.37 (0.4), Andre De Grasse of Canada with 20.19 (-0.2), and Jamaica’s Natalliah Whyte with 22.76 (-0.4) in the 200m, Addy Wiley in the 800m (1:59.00 big PB, had 2:04.29 before), Henry Wynne (3:34.67) and Dani Jones (4:02.83) in the 1500m, Ahmed Muhumed (7:48.01) and Kayley DeLay (8:48.56) in the 3000m, Donald Scott 16.94 (-0.0) in the triple jump and Chanice Porter of Jamaica 667 (0.0) in the long jump.

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