Jamaican sprinting talent Kiara Grant won the women's 200m at the Great Dane Classic here on Saturday, 11 January.
Kiara Grant

STATEN ISLAND, USA – Jamaican sprinting talent Kiara Grant won the women’s 200m at the Great Dane Classic here on Saturday, 11 January.

The 19-year-old ran 23.25 seconds, short of her personal best of 23.15s, to win the event ahead of her Norfolk State teammate Malika Pride, 24.32.

Grace Claxton of Puerto Rico ran 24.49 for third in the event.

Grant returned to anchor Norfolk State to a 3:46.80 victory in the women’s 4x400m relay. George Mason with former St. Andrew High School for Girls athlete, Kelly-Ann Downer, finished second in 3:48.04s.

Trinidad & Tobago’s London 2012 Olympic Games 400m bronze medallist, Lalonde Gordon, won the men’s 200m in 21.34s. Gordon was also a member of Trinidad and Tobago’s gold medal 4x400m team from London 2017 World Championships.

Bervensky Pierre with 21.69 was the day’s second-fastest 200m runner.

Jamaican Andre Clarke, running under Chase Athletics/Puma, recorded 47.61 in the men’s 400m. John Lundy, 47.44 did the event’s fastest time. Chase Athletics is being founded and coached by Jamaican Olympian Sanjay Ayre.

Chidinma Matthew of Albany in 7.55 won the women’s 60m while Christian McFadden of Saint Francis University took the men’s event in 6.79s.

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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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