Two of Jamaica’s rising stars Kevona Davis and Kemba Nelson will face-off Friday (12 Feb) at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Two of Jamaica’s rising stars Kevona Davis and Kemba Nelson will face-off Friday (12 Feb) at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Oregon’s Nelson, who two weeks ago, ran a personal best of 7.19 is down to compete in heat one of the women’s 60m dash. She should qualify easily from heat.

University of Texas’ Davis, whose only 60m to date ended in 7.34 seconds, will have a more challenging heat two. She will face Tamara Clark of Alabama, who has a season-best of 7.26 and Florida’s Semira Killebrew will enter with 7.34.

However, Davis should get into the final base on her personal best time. Heat winners and the next five best times will qualify for the final.

The heats will run off at 3:10 pm (Jamaica time) and the final at 4:45 pm.

Two other Jamaicans, Jhevaughn Matherson, representing Florida State, and Oregon’s Xavier Nairne, will contest the men’s 60m.

Jamaicans will clash again in the men’s 60m hurdles. Damion Thomas, the World U20 sprint hurdles champion, will face-off with Phillip Lemonious. Thomas, whose season-best is 7.71, represents LSU and Arkansas’ Lemonious Arkansas has a season-best of 7.79.

Florida’s Trey Cunningham is the fastest in the field this season with 7.64.

Daszay Freeman, formerly of Manchester High and The Queens’ School, is down to run the 60m hurdles.

Jamaicans Sanique Walker and Stacey-Ann Williams, both Texas Longhorn athletes, are down to contest heat one of the women’s 400m.

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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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