Jamaica’s 100m sprint queens Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce left the thousands of patrons at the 41st staging of the Milo Western Relays with huge smiles on their faces on Saturday.
Running together for the first time this season, the two MVP Track Club athletes helped their team set a new record of 43.23 seconds in the women’s 4x100m relay at GC Foster College, the alternative venue for the meet this year.
Both athletes expressed delight at their individual performances, as well as the success they were able to enjoy as a group.
Thompson ran the second leg and exploded down the backstretch after receiving the baton from Shamara Williams, to give her team a commanding lead.
For Thompson, the result came off the back of some intense sessions ahead of the meet.
The defending 100 and 200m Olympic champion is looking to pace herself in what is set to be a long season.