National record holder Fedrick Dacres and Janieve Russell were the Jamaican winners at Monday's 8th edition of the Istvan Gyulai Memorial Track and Field Meet in Hungary. Dacres who has been exhibiting tremendous form this season, threw 67.24 metres to win the men's discus ahead of Lithuania's world champion Andrius Gudzius who threw 66.33 metres.
Russell, the national champion, posted 54.16 seconds to land the women's 400 metres hurdles over Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad of the United Staters in 54.46 while fellow Jamaican Leah Nugent was sixth in 56.49 seconds. Elsewhere, national champion Tyquendo Tracey clocked 10.22 seconds to place 4th in the men's 100 metres won by American Mike Rodgers in 10.12 seconds.
Jamaica's world and Olympic champion Omar McLeod failed to recover after hitting the 6th and 7th barriers and had to settle for 6th in the men's 110 metres hurdles in 13.45 seconds with compatriot Andrew Riley taking 7th in 13.66. Russia's Sergey Shubenkov returned a world-leading 12.92 seconds to land the event.
Fitzroy Dunkley and Chrisann Gordon both had 6th place finishes in the 400 metres. Dunkley clocked 45.87 in the men's event which went to Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic in 44.88 seconds. Gordon was timed at 52.48 seconds in the women's equivalent won by Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas in 49.53 seconds, just 1-hundreadth of a second outside her world-leading mark set a month ago.
Meanwhile, there was a 7th place finish for Gayon Evans in the women's 100 metres where she did 11.66 seconds.
Marie Josee Ta-Lou of the Ivory Coast captured the event in 11.12 seconds.