Carenage-born, former Tranquility Secondary School student Michelle Lee Ahye has strung nine wins in nine 100-metre finals for 2014 with her latest success achieved on Saturday at the Diamond League meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.
The 22-year-old is ripping into world headlines so far for her outstanding season and her next run is either this Friday in the Diamond League’s tenth of this year’s 14 stops in Monaco or at the July 23rd to August 3rd Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Lee Ahye is also top-rank for fastest time among women at 100 metres this year with a 10.85-second clocking in her victory at the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Open Championships held June 22-22 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
Her success in Glasgow on Saturday was her second in her second also Diamond League appearance this year and it came at the expense of reigning world and double Olympic champion Shelley Anne Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and former World champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States.
Lee Ahye’s winning time was 11.01 seconds and Fraser-Pryce a season’s best 11.10.
Here’s the call of the race
After the race, Fraser-Pryce told the BBC, “I’m really excited. It’s been a rough two months coming in but I executed today.”
Lee Ahye who before this year was a lesser light to her off-the-scene compatriot Kelly Ann Baptiste also had her say after the event:
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Third in the event was Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast in 11.17 seconds. Two other Jamaicans, Kerron Stewart (11.22) and Simone Facey (11.30) were fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Jeter, sixth with a season’s best clocking of 11.33.