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LEXINGTON: Jamaican Olympian Leah Nugent improved on her personal best over 60m hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational here on Friday night (Jan 13).

Nugent, Rio Olympic Games 400m hurdles 6th place finisher, posted her best ever 60m hurdles time of 8.15 to beat Jacklyn Howell of Kentucky 8.30. Nugget’s previous best was 8.20 done in 2014.

Representing Puma, Nugent later returned to finish second in the one lap event with 53.23 behind winner Kiah Seymour 52.91.

Jaylen Bacon of Arkansas State won the men’s 60m in 6.62 while Nick Gray of Ohio State topped the men’s 200m in 20.86.

Javianne Oliver of Kentucky took the women’s 60m in 7.31. She earlier ran 7.29 in the heats.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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