Adaejah Hodge scores big U17 girls 100m victory at Carifta Games 2022
Adaejah Hodge scores big U17 girls 100m victory at Carifta Games 2022

British Virgin Islands (BVI) rising star Adaejah Hodge set a new National record in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.11 at the Corky/Crofoot Shootout in Lubbock, Texas.

However, Hodge was beaten into second place by Kennedy Blackmon of Oklahoma, who finished with a time of 11.06—despite this, Hodge’s time bettered her previous best of 11.13, which she set earlier this month.

Hodge also won the half-lap event, finishing in 22.31 and defeating Blackmon, who finished in 22.56.

Issam Asinga, who defeated Noah Lyles last weekend in Florida, won the men’s 100m race in a time of 9.89 seconds. James Dadzie finished in second place, crossing the line, also in 9.89secs in the 3.2m/s wind-aided race.

James Dadzie turned the tables on Issam Asinga in the men’s 200m event, winning with a time of 19.79. Courtney Lindsey finished second with a time of 19.94, and Asinga finished third with a time of 19.97.

Adaejah Hodge and Issam Asinga are both scheduled to compete against Jamaican high school stars at the Puma East Coast International Showcase in Maryland next weekend.

Jamaican Demisha Roswell, representing Texas Tech, won the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 12.89. She beat her teammate Naomi Krebs, who finished in 13.25.

Rushana Dwyer, representing South Plains, finished third in the women’s 400m race, finishing with a time of 54.13. Grace Obour of Western Texas won the event with a time of 52.71.

In the men’s 400m, South Plains’ pair of Kimar Farquharson and Jeremy Bembridge finished in third and fourth place, respectively, both with a time of 46.28. Zarik Brown of Oklahoma won the event.

Gregory Prince, also of South Plains, finished in sixth place with a time of 46.61.

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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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