Former CSUDH Track Star Carmelita Jeter Wins 100 Meters at World Championships


DAEGU, South Korea -- Carmelita Jeter of the United States powered home to win the women's 100 metres title at the World Championships.

Jeter, a former All-American standout at Cal State Dominguez Hills, clocked a time of 10.90 seconds with Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown second in 10.97. Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago pipped defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by 0.01 seconds for the bronze medal.

Jeter, who took bronze in Berlin two years ago and in 2007, got out of the blocks well and powered home with Campbell-Brown pushing hard to catch her after a slow start.

"I have been working really very, very hard. And today it paid off, it comes out," Jeter told reporters. "My coach showed me that I was ready to get the gold medal, to stop the Jamaican predominance in the sprint. Today, it is all about my coach John Smith."