Distance runner Dom Scott-Efurd showcased her remarkable consistency once again and sprinter Akani Simbine put up a strong fight at the Adidas Boost Games in Boston at the weekend.
Scott-Efurd clocked 4:07.20 to take fourth place in the women’s 1 500m race in the early hours of Sunday morning, clipping 0.84 off her previous career best set last season.
African Games champion Dawit Seyaum of Ethiopia crossed the line in 4:04.65 to take the win.
Later, with the meeting moving to the road where races were held on a temporary elevated track, Simbine grabbed second spot in the men’s 100m contest.
He dipped on the line in 10.03 seconds (+2.3m/s) with Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain edging him out by 0.04.
The SA record holder did well, however, to hold off the likes of Jamaican powerhouse Yohan Blake, who finished third, and American speedster Tyson Gay.
Meanwhile, in Kingston, former national record holder Anaso Jobodwana took third position in 20.70 in the men’s 200m race at the first IAAF World Challenge meeting of the season.
Competing in poor conditions, Jobodwana was credited with the same time as American star LaShawn Merritt, who took second place, and Christopher Taylor of Jamaica won the race in 20.49.