Arkansas Invitational --- Ackera Nugent - Big 12 Championships at NCAA Indoor Championships
Ackera Nugent

Jamaicans are well-placed for title honours at the 2022 Big 12 Indoor Championships, following Friday’s (February 25) action at Iowa State University’s Harry Hoak Track in Ames, Iowa.

Jamaica’s World Under-20 100-meter hurdles champion Ackera Nugent is the fastest in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with 8.05 seconds. Nugent, representing Baylor, leads Demisha Roswell of Texas Tech (8.13) and Katarina Vlahovic (8.16).

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Former St. Jago and Kingston College (KC) student Vashaun Vascianna, now at Texas Tech, leads the men’s 60-meter hurdles with 7.70m ahead of his teammate Maliek Kendall, who clocked 7.79 seconds and Baylor’s Johnny Brackins, 7.83.

Kevona Davis at Big 12 Championships

In the women’s 60-meter dash, St. Lucia’s Julien Alfred and Jamaican Kevona Davis booked their final tickets. Alfred, representing Texas, is the fastest at 7.20 seconds, while her teammate Davis is the fifth fastest at 7.32. Texas teammate Kynnedy Flannel. is also in the final with a 7.32 effort.

Jacolby Shelton of Texas Tech is the fastest male sprinter with 6.62 seconds ahead of Texas’ Marcellus Moore, timed at 6.68.

Jamaican Stacey-Ann Williams leads the women’s 400m qualifiers with 52.40 seconds. In the two turn-stagger, Williams’ teammates Kennedy Simon, (52.45) and Rhasidat Adeleke, 52.88, are the other Longhorns in the final.

Kavia Francis, the other Jamaican qualifier, enters with 52.92 for Baylor.

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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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