Jamaican Charokee Young was in top form at Friday’s (29 Jan) Texas Tech Invitational held inside the Sports Performance Center, Lubbock, Texas.

Cherokee Young
Charokee Young

Young, formerly of Hydel, outshone the field to win the women’s 400m in 52.64secs. Young, who won the 800m at the 2020 Texas Tech Invitational, ran a well-timed race on the banked track to stamp her class.
Jania Martin, Young’s teammate, was left back in 53.59, which gave her third overall.

Syaira Richardson, also a teammate of Young, and the winner of heat 1, finished second overall in 53.28.

Bryce Deadmon (Texas A&M) was the top male 400m sprinter with his 45.29secs run. The next best was Dubem Nwachukwu (Arizona State) in 46.40.

“Bryce and Charokee looked really good today,” Texas A&M Head coach Pat Henry said. “ Bryce is good enough to where he’s just kind of running away from the competition. It’s kind of a situation where it’s difficult for him to run much faster but I think he has more in the tank, as does Charokee. They’re both preparing well, running fast by themselves and that’s a good sign. You can see Syaira is ready to run fast but she doesn’t run fast until there’s really somebody to beat. The whole group is coming along and it was a good day.”

Ruth Usoro (Texas Tech) won the women’s triple jump with 14.07m. The men’s event went to Chengetayi Mapaya (TCU) with 16.63m.

Aaliyah Miller (Baylor) topped the women’s 800m in 2:0532 ahead of Dominique Mustin (Texas A&M) 2:08.44.

Kennedy Bailey (Baylor) won the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.25, beating Taylor Harris (Texas Tech), 8.36.

Connor Schulman (Texas A&M) ran way the winner in the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.80. Jamar Marshall Jr (Arizona State) picked up second in 7.83.

Courtney Lindsey (Texas Tech) was the men’s 60m dash winner in 6.61. Kamden Jackson (Baylor) finished second in 6.66.
Sydney Washington (Baylor) took the women’s 60m dash in 7.75 ahead of Immanuela Aliu (Texas A&M) 7.39.

Takieddine Hedeilli (Texas Tech) ran 1:47.15 to beat Brandon Miller (Texas A&M) for the men’s 800m top spot.

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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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