Damion Thomas wins at Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational
Damion Thomas

Jamaica’s World U20 110m hurdles champion Damion Thomas won his event, but it was American Kendra “Keni” Harrison that left the most significant mark on Saturday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Harrison launched her season with an impressive 7.81s, the fastest time in the world this year, to win the women’s 60m hurdles. The defending World indoor champion, Harrison, despite hitting hard two barriers, comfortably beat Tobi Amusan of Nigeria.

Amusan’s personal best time, 7.87s, was the 2nd fastest time ever run by an African.

Thomas’s victory came in the men’s 60m hurdles where he ran 7.70s to beat his LSU teammate Eric Edwards Jr., 7.72s.

Sean Bailey, O’Brien Wasome and Stacey-Ann Williams were other Jamaicans at the meet.

Bailey of Utep was third in the men’s 400m dash. Isaiah Jewett of USC won the event in 46.19.

Wasome of Texas ran 6.85 in the men’s 60m, won by Eric Allen Jr. of USC, 6.69.

Williams ran 53.40 for fourth in the women’s 400m. Her teammate Kennedy Simon topped the event in 52.70.

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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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