Kemba Nelson and Kevona Davis advanced to the final of the women’s 60m dash at the Tyson Invitational. The meet is currently taking place in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Nelson matched her teammate Brianna Duncan stride for stride in the first heat as both went across the line in 7.28 seconds. Duncan was given the nod by the photo finish judge, 7.273 to Nelson’s 7.279.

Davis was up next in heat two, and she advanced with a personal best 7.29. She, however, was second behind Alabama senior Tamara Clark, 7.26. She beat her previous mark of 7.34.

The final is set for 7:45 pm (EST) and 6:45 pm (Jamaica time).

In the men’s 60m hurdles, LSU’s Damion Thomas qualified for the final in 7.81 and Phillip Lemonious of Arkansas, 7.83. Both Jamaicans ran in the same heat.

Trey Cunningham of Florida State, the fastest collegiate athlete this season with 7.64, is the man to beat after his 7.66 in the heats.

Thomas is the third fastest in the nation with 7.71 and Lemonious, joint sixth with 7.79.

Jamaican Daszay Freeman, in the women’s 60m hurdles, enters the final as the third-fastest from the heats with a personal best 8.12.

Texas Longhorn sprinter Chanel Brissett, who ran a personal best of 8.00 flat, leads the qualifiers.

Stacey-Ann Williams, representing Texas Longhorn, ran 52.50 for fourth in the women’s 400m. Her teammate Sanique Walker was 14th overall in 56.15.

St. Vincent’s Shafiqua Maloney, representing Arkansas, like Williams ran 52.51 for fifth in the event.

Rosey Effiong and Tiana Wilson, both of Arkansas, ran 52.27 and 52.42 respectively.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Tyra Gittens, who represents Texas A&M, leapt 6.43m for third in the women’s long jump. The event was won by Deborah Acquah, also of Texas A&M with 6.58m.

Live Results of the Tyson Invitational is here

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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.