Jamaican sprinting talent Kiara Grant won the women's 200m at the Great Dane Classic here on Saturday, 11 January.
Kiara Grant

Jamaican Kiara Grant won the women’s sprint double at last weekend’s (12-13 Feb) Norfolk State Invitational in Virginia Beach, USA.

Jamaican sprinting talent Kiara Grant won the women's 200m at the Great Dane Classic here on Saturday, 11 January.
Kiara Grant

Grant, who previously attended Convent of Mercy Academy “ALPHA” in Jamaica, topped the 60m dash in 7.25. Grant, who ran a personal best 7.20 at Virginia Beach Invitational on 1 Feb, ran 7.35 to qualify for the final.

American DaJah Parker-Love, 7.35 and Latifa Ali of Ghana, 7.47 took the minor places.

Two other Caribbean athletes, quarter-miler Ashley Kelly of British Virgin Islands’ finished fifth in 7.68 and Yanique Haye-Smith, who recently switched from Jamaica to the Turks and Caicos Islands, finished sixth, 7.73.

In the 200m, Grant raced to a season-best 23.68 to beat Parker-Love, the B race winner in 23.90 and Ali, 24.10.

Haye-Smith, a 400m hurdles specialist, ran 24.25 for third place.

Haye-Smith also ran the 400m and finished second in 54.78 behind Italian Giancarla Dimich Trevisan, 54.00.

Jeremy Bascom of Guyana ran 6.78 for fourth in the men’s 60m dash, won by Joseph Amoah of Ghana in 6.61.

Amoah also won the 200m in a season-best 20.79.

Jamaican Rayon Lawrence was a second-place finisher in the men’s 400m, running 49.49 to top the B race. American Abayie Opuni, the A race winner, finished first overall in 48.31.

Trey Holloway of USA won the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.78. He ran 7.79 in the heats.

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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.