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Kevona Davis, the former Edwin Allen standout, ran 23.20 to finish second behind her Texas teammate Kynnedy Flannel (22.97) in the 200 meters at the Red Raider Open held at the Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, January 22. Joanne Reid of Arkansas finished sixth in 23.76.

Three other Caribbean athletes were in winning form on the day.

Bahamian Tynia Gaither won the women’s international 200 meters in 23.44 seconds ahead of Ashley Spencer’s 23.70 and Jamaicans Shiann Salmon (23.95) and Rushelle Burton (25.65).

Bahamian Deynee Charlton won the women’s international 60-meter hurdles in 7.99 seconds ahead of Demisha Roswell of Texas Tech in 8.02.

Julien Alfred, a St. Lucian representing Texas, ran 7.10 seconds for victory in the college women’s 60 meters. She beat Abby Steiner of Kentucky, who finished in 7.17.

Jamaican Shakwon Coke of Barton took his best jump out to 7.80 meters for second in the men’s long jump in an event that went to Steffin McCarter of Nike, who jumped 7.83 meters. Monae’ Nichols of Texas Tech won the women’s event with a leap of 6.66 meters, ahead of Barton County’s Nia Robinson who did 6.17.

In the women’s 600 yards, Alyssa Brewer of USC ran 1:20.69 to beat Michaela Rose of LSU (1:20.78). Moad Zahafi of Texas won the men’s section in 1:09.33.

Quinn Owen of Arkansas took the women’s mile in 4:51.15 ahead of Irene Ron of Abilene Christian (4:55.69). Brandon Seagreaves of Huston, 4:17.20 beat Mehdi Yanouri of South Plains, 4:18.16 in the men’s equivalent.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles, Eric Edwards Jr. of LSU ran 7.65 to beat Tai Brown of Kentucky, who clocked 7.72 seconds. The college women’s 60, was won by Alia Armstrong of LSU in 7.96 seconds, ahead of Masai Russell of Kentucky, who finished in 8.01.

Adrian Piperi of Texas topped the men’s shot put field with a hefty 20.99 meters.

Marybeth Sant-Price of FKElite took the invitational women’s 60-meter dash in 7.08 seconds ahead of Tamara Clark, who was timed in 7.35. Brendon Stewart (USC) won the men’s final in 6.61 seconds ahead of his teammate Kasaun James (6.61).

Jamaican Stacey-Ann Williams ran 52.62 for fourth in the women’s 400 meters. The event was won by Williams’ teammate Kennedy Simon in 52.15 ahead of Rosey Effiong of Arkansas (52.56).

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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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