The Americas Team women's 4x100m, which featured Cydonie Mothersill of Cayman Islands, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH), Shalonda Solomon and Kelly-Ann Baptiste (TRI) made three clean exchanges for a convincing victory in 43.07. The women's 4x400m team of Shericka Williams (JAM), Debbie Dunn, Nickiesha Wilson (JAM) and Christine Amertil (BAH) edged out Team Europe, winning in 3:26.27 to Europe's 3:26.58.
It was a photo finish in the women's 100m hurdles between Australia's Sally Pearson, Lolo Jones and Canada's Perdita Felicien. After several minutes, it was determined that Pearson was the victor (12.65), Jones the runner-up (12.66) and Felicien third (12.68). Still feeling the effects of a stomach bug that reared it's head Saturday night, Jones was pretty happy with her finish.
In other action at the track, Debbie Dunn finished as the runner-up in the women's 400m in 50.21, while Shalonda Solomon took runner-up honors in the women's 100m in 11.09. Shannon Rowbury took third in the women's 3,000m in 9:04.82. Fresh off her American record in the women's 5,000m, Molly Huddle took third in that event in 16:08.60.
Christin Wurth Thomas finished third in the women's 1,500m in 4:21.46 and Rae Edwards was fourth in the men's 100m in 10.23. Connie Moore took fourth in the women's 200m in 23.52.
Erica McClain was eighth in the women's triple jump at 13.62m and Beck Holliday was fifth in the women's pole vault with a best clearance of 4.35m. Current world leader Alysia Johnson was eighth in the women's 800m in 2:01.83, while Becky Breisch took fifth in the women's discus with 60.
In the women's 400m hurdles, Nicole Leach finished sixth in 55.64 and American record holder Kara Patterson took sixth in the women's javelin with a best effort of 58.07m. The women's steeplechase saw Lisa Aguilera take fifth in 9:41.48. Jillian Camarena-Williams was fifth in the women's shot put at 18.49m. Brianna Glenn was seventh in the women's long jump with a best mark of 6.28m.
Team Europe pulled off the win in the overall competition with 418 points. The Americas Team finished second with 404.5 points.
The Americas team delegation has decided to donate their extra gear, nearly 10 boxes of undistributed uniform shirts, shorts, pants, jackets and sneakers, to Haiti, which is still struggling to recover from the earthquake that devastated the poverty-stricken island nation. All of the team kits were supplied by adidas, a corporate partner of the IAAF.
For more information and complete results from the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup, visit http://www.iaaf.org/wcp10/results/eventCode=4435/bydiscipline/index.html.
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