Queen Harrison beats Lolo Jones at Drake Relays


Queen Harrison won the 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the Drake Relays. Harrison won the marquee event finishing ahead of Lodon Olympians Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells.

Lolo Jones finished the event fourth, much like her performance at the London Games.

In winning the event Harrison set the fastest time this season at 12.71 seconds. Harper finished in 12.74. Wells came in at 12.78 and Jones at 12.79. All four times are the top four of the season.

“It’s definitely a confidence booster. I haven’t known what it feels like to be in the front since 2010, so I’m learning again what it feels like to be comfortable in the front,” Harrison said. “I’m getting comfortable again with saying, ‘I am one of the best in the world and I can be in the front.’ ”

Jones has not won at the Drake Relays in her last four tries.

“I thought I got out pretty good, and then, I’m just not race sharp now, so I did the best I could out there,” Jones said. “A lot of people will be like, ‘Ah, such a disappointment. She got fourth again.’ And to those I say, ‘I work my butt off up there. It was a great field and it was a great race for me.’ “