Julien Alfred 10.80, Kevona Davis 10.83 for West Regionals

LUBBOCK, Texas —- Julien Alfred ran a slightly wind-assisted 10.80 seconds (2.4 m/s) to beat her fellow Texas teammate Kevona Davis who clocked 10.83 secs in the women’s 100m final at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships 2022 at Fuller Track in Lubbock, Texas, on Sunday (15).

After clocking a blistering 10.81 secs to set a new St Lucian national record in the heats on Saturday, Alfred returned on Sunday to hold off Jamaican Davis in the closing meters of the race as the two young Caribbean sprinters led a 1-2 Longhorns finish.

Rosemary Chukwuma of Texas Tech was also in good form in the final, clocking 10.88 secs to take third place with another Texas runner, Kynnedy Flannel and Caira Pettway of Baylor both credited with 11.06 secs in 4th and 5th, respectively.

Kevona Davis 10.95, Julien Alfred 10.81 at Big 12

Meanwhile, Flannel returned later to take the 200m title, posting a new meet record of 22.23 seconds (2.0 m/s) to edge out Davis, who improved her personal best to 22.26.

Chukwuma won another bronze medal in the sprints today, crossing the line at 22.33, while Alfred ended fourth at 22.64.

Texas also secured the Big 12 Outdoor Championships 2022 title in the men’s 100m and 200m after Micaiah Harris cracked the 10-seconds and 20-seconds barriers with the help of the wind.

In the 100m, he clocked 9.93 seconds (+2.4 m/s) to secure the 10 points for the Longhorns, while Isaiah Cunningham of Baylor followed him home closely in second place at 9.97. Demarius Smith of Oklahoma ran 10.12 for third.

Harris came back to use a strong 3.8 m/s following wind to complete the sprint double with a wining 200m time of 19.72 secs. Courtney Lindsey of Texas Tech finished second with 19.81 and third went to TCU’s Robert Gregory (20.00).

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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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