Damion Thomas wins for his LSU team
Damion Thomas wins U20 boys 110m hurdles

Jamaican Damion Thomas was in record-breaking form on Saturday (6 February) at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas.

Thomas, the Tampere 2018 World U20 champion, ran 7.72 to set a new meet record. The old mark was 7.78.

The 21-year-old 110m hurdles U20 world record holder just missed his season-best of 7.71, done on 22 January in Arkansas. His personal best indoor is 7.74secs.

LSU’s Eric Edwards Jr. ran 7.78 for second and Bashiru Abdullahi of UTSA, 7.80 for third place in the final.

Chanel Brissett took 8.10 seconds to get across the line first in the women’s 60m hurdles. LSU’s duo of Milan Young, 8.14 and Alia Armstrong, 8.21 took the minor places.

Jania Martin of Texas A&M won the women’s 200m in 23.44, a personal best effort, which took her across the line ahead of Ariyonna Augustine of LSU, 23.61.

Demarius Smith of Oklahoma came out on top of the men’s 200m with a personal best 20.83, the only sub-21 of the day.

Christian Hamberlin of Houston finished second in 21.07 and LSU’s Charles Lewis, third in 21.09.

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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.