Tori Bowie and Francena Mcorory dominate at the IAAF Diamond League meet in New York

Tori Bowie and Francena Mcorory dominate at the IAAF Diamond League meet in New York

Francena McCorory got her third straight IAAF Diamond League victory of 2015 at the Icahn Stadium in NYC.

06-13-2015  – New York ~ Francena McCorory extended her winning streak in the 400m at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday while Tori Bowie destroyed the field in the 200m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in New York.

McCorory confirmed her early-season dominance in the 400m. The world indoor champion went away with a world-leading time and a meeting record of 49.86. It was also her third straight IAAF Diamond League victory of 2015, giving her 12 points and a four-point lead in the Diamond Race.

Another US sprinter, Natasha Hastings, led through the first half of the race but McCorory and Shaunae Miller of The Bahamas powered through the second bend. Miller couldn’t get close enough to McCorory to challenge her for the win, clocking 50.66 for second, while Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson finished third in 50.84.

“I definitely have the Diamond League victory in mind,” said McCorory. “And, of course, World Championships gold.”

Tori Bowie long-jumper-turned-sprinter

Tori Bowie impressed in the 200m, clocking a season’s best of 22.23, despite a headwind of -2.8m/s. The US long-jumper-turned-sprinter was fast out of the blocks, ran a killer curve and powered through the home stretch virtually unchallenged.

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare opened her season in the 200m with 22.67, good for second place. Sherone Simpson from Jamaica finished third in 22.69.

Tori Bowie crosses the finish line with a season’s best of 22.23.

Story courtesy of aaaf.org

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