Gardener Wins 60, Boldon Third
MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Jason Gardener of Britain won the 60-meter sprint Wednesday at the indoor Cagigal Memorial meet, with Ato Boldon finishing third.
Gardener, a protege of former Olympic champion Linford Christie, won in 6.48 seconds on the super-fast track. He beat Cuba’s Freddy Mayola, who placed second in 6.49.
Boldon, the main attraction in the event, was next in 6.51. The Trinidad and Tobago sprinter bettered the 6.53 he ran in Gante, Belgium. This was Boldon’s second race after a seven-month leave because of a hamstring injury.
The women’s 200 meters was won by Sevatheda Fynes of the Bahamas in 7.01 seconds. She was followed by Greece’s Ekaterini Thanou in 7.08 and Mexico’s Liliana Allen in 7.11.
Inger Miller, the world 200 champion, was fourth in 7.18. Miller, the daughter of 1968 Olympic 100-meter silver medalist Lennox Miller, had skipped European indoor meets in Belgium and France and was hoping for good results on the fast track.
Cuba’s Ivan Pedroso won the long jump, with a first attempt of 27 feet, 4 inches. Compatriot Luis Melis was next at 26-11 1/4 and Gregor Cankor of Slovakia was third at 26-6 1/2,
Germany’s Tim Lobinger won the pole vault at 19-0 3/4. He was followed by Jess Hartwig of the United States at 18-8 3/4 and Grigoriy Yegorov of Kazhakstan at 18-0 1/4.