Danniel Thomas-Dodd at the 2019 Jamaica trials
Danniel Thomas-Dodd at the 2019 Jamaica trials

Jamaica’s Doha 2019 World Championships silver medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd was a winner at Saturday’s (22 Jan) Hokie Invitational.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd became the first Jamaican and Pan-American champion to win a women's shot put world championships medal
DOHA, QATAR – OCTOBER 03: Danniel Thomas-Dodd of Jamaica competes in the Women’s Shot Put final during day seven of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 03, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

Thomas-Dodd won the women’s shot put with a throw of 18.59m. She beat Latavia Maines of Tennessee who threw 16.18m.

Two other Jamaicans, Fiona Richards, formerly of Edwin Allen, and Danielle Sloley, who represented Immaculate, also took part in the event.

Richards recorded 14.13m for 4th and Sloley, 13.45m for 6th.

Former Holmwood athlete Nicolee Foster ran 55.38 seconds for 2nd in women’s 400m, won by Britton Wilson of Tennessee, 55.17.
Andrenette Knight, formerly of Vere, was 7th in the event with 57.18.

Former St. Jago sprinter Kayla Bonnick, representing Virginia, ran 24.72 for third in the women’s 200m. Halle Hazzard of Virginia won the event in 24.04.

Carey McLeod of Tennessee, 6.78 finished third in the men’s 60m, won by Sterling Warner of Louisville, 6.69.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Joella Lloyd, representing Tennessee, ran 7.36 to finish second behind Halle Hazzard or Virginia in the women’s 60m dash.
Bonnick ran 7.51 for 5th in the event.

Jamaicans Zico Campbell, 17.66m and Roje Stona, 17.24m were third and 6th respectively.

Jordan West of Tennessee topped the men’s shot put with 19.69m. Tyson Jones of Wake Forest finished second with 19.15m.

Tony Jones of Wake Forest cleared 2.14m to take the men’s high jump ahead of Cayden Spencer-Thompson of Louisville, 2.11m.

Anna Keefer of North Carolina took the top spot in the women’s long jump with 6.38m.
Ezra Mellinger, representing Duke, leapt 7.63m to take the men’s long jump.

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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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