May 7, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT
After a solid forth place showing at the Drake relays last month, 100m hurdler (and occasional bobsledder) Lolo Jones earned her first win of the season at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo after taking advantage of a misstep by London bronze medalist Kellie Wells.
“We ran into a headwind…” Jones told the IAAF. “It messed up Kellie. She was winning, but she hit a hurdle. I’m just happy to have a clean race.”
Jones clocked 12.92 seconds in the race – well behind her Drake time of 12.79 and Queen Harrison’s 2013 world leading time of 12.71 due to the headwind – to hold off Wells, who was still fast enough to finish with silver in 13.07 seconds.
With London gold medalist and defending world champ Sally Pearson yet to post a time in 2013, American women currently hold the four best 100m hurdle times of the season.
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