Odean Skeen
Odean Skeen

Jamaican Odean Skeen was a fourth-place finisher at Thursday’s (30 July) PVAMU Back to the Track Series II meet in Texas.

Skeen, Jamaica’s 2012 World U20 100m bronze medal winner, ran 6.74 for third in race one but finished fourth overall.

American Cordero Gray won the event in 6.63 ahead of Bryce Robinson, 6.64 and Brandon Carnes, 6.66. The wind reading was 2.4m/s.

Mandy White ran 7.74 in the women’s event (2.2m/s wind).

Skeen, in the men’s 100m race, ran 10.35 for seventh. Elijah Hall won the event in 10.20 ahead of Robinson, 10.26 and Barbadian Mario Burke, 10.27.

Mike Rogers was sixth in 10.34.

Javon Francis, who won the 200m in 20.66, ran 10.57 for 10th in the event.

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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.