Shafiqua Maloney ... Finished sixth in the 800m at the SEC Indoor Championships with a career best time of 2:08.19, which improved her national record for St. Vincent

Shafiqua Maloney won the women’s 800m while Kevon Davis and Julien Alfred finished out of the top six at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday.

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Shafiqua Maloney … Finished sixth in the 800m at the SEC Indoor Championships in 2020 with a career-best time of 2:08.19, which improved her national record for St. Vincent

Arkansas’ Maloney, who is from St. Vincent, topped the women’s 800m in a new St. Vincent and Grenadines record of 2:04.65. Maloney beat her own record of 2:05.52 set three weeks ago.

Maloney’s splits in the victory included 30.53, 31.69 [1:02.22], 31.67 [1:33.89], 30.76.

Maloney nearly won by a full second over Florida’s Gabrielle Wilkinson (2:05.57) and Valery Tobias of Texas (2:05.65). Razorback Kennedy Thomson (2:09.74) finished ninth.

Jamaican Sanique Walker finished 17th in 2:20.16.

Davis, who took third in her heat with 23.47, ended eighth overall. Davis’ Texas Longhorn teammate, Sy. Lucian Julien Alfred was second in heat six with 23.53 and 11th overall.

Jamaicans Stacey-Ann Williams, Texas Longhorn athlete, was 15th in 23.66 while Kemba Nelson, representing Oregon, did not start.

Kynnedy Flannel, another Longhorn sprinter, won the event in 22.73 ahead of head two winner Tamara Clark of Alabama 22.89.

Former Wolmer’s athlete Xavier Nairne, attending Oregon, was eighth overall in the men’s 200. Phillip Lemonious of Arkansas was 16th in 21.51.

Terrance Laird of LSU ran 20.41 to beat Joseph Fahnbulleh of Florida at 20.42.

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