Brianna Lyston debuts with a strong showing at New Mexico Collegiate Classic
Brianna Lyston

Brianna Lyston ran her first indoor meet, but Kevona Davis and Julien Alfred enjoyed a better Friday evening (3 Feb) at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.

Lyston, a freshman at LSU, ran third of three sprinters in her heat to finish 18th overall in 23.54 seconds.

Fellow Jamaican and Texas’ Kevona Davis finished second behind Favour Ofili of LSU, 23.22 to 22.55, for 9th overall. Ofili won the overall event.

Brianna Lyston debuts with a strong showing at New Mexico Collegiate Classic
Brianna Lyston

St. Lucian Julien Alfred, running for Texas, won her heat in 22.56 for second overall.

The men’s event was won by Lance Lang of Arkansas, 20.47, ahead of Texas Tech Courtney Lindsey, 20.58, and Yancy Dominick of Texas State, 20.58.

Jamaican Kelly-Ann Beckford, representing Houston,

 ran 2:05,74 to take second in the women’s 800m invitational behind Laurie Barton of Brooks Beasts, 2:03.20.

Jan’Taijah Jones, 51.80, beat her USC teammate Bailey Lear, 52.14, in the women’s 400m. Muzuri Mattar of Oklahoma ran 45.89 to beat Zarik Brown 46.12.

Tara Davis of Lululemon, 6.73m, topped the women’s long jump.


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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.