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).
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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.
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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