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

STATE COLLEGE, USA – Kiara Grant was in top form on Friday’s opening day of the Penn State National Meet.
Grant won the women’s 60m in 7.20 seconds ahead of Elliott took the second spot with 7.34.

In the heats, Grant recorded the fastest time of 7.28 while Jaliyah Elliott did 7.37. The former Alpha student improved to 7.27 in the semi-finals, and again, Elliott was second best with 7.37.

Grant also won the invitational 200m in 23.66s.

Isaac Elliott took the men’s 60m dash in 6.72s ahead of Justin Ofotan, 6.75s.

Gairy Springer of Indiana Tech won the men’s 200m in 21.70 and Destiny Ward of Maryland, winner of the women’s 200m in 24.64.

Shyheim Wright improved in the men’s 60 hurdles to 7.67. Edit Pessima won the women’s event in 8.23s.

Alexa Parks of Penn State topped the women’s high jump with her 1.83m clearance while Nuh-uh Andu cleared 2.17m.

T’Mond Johnson won the men’s shot put with 19.33m.

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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.