Kevona Davis to open season in three weeks time

Kevona Davis again was in magnificent form as she lowered her 22.92 Class 2 girls’ 200m record, just missing the Jamaica junior record in the process on Saturday’s final day of Champs.

The powerfully built sprinter ran a very fast curve, straightened comfortably before racing down the homestretch and across the line in 22.72secs. She just missed Simone Facey’s Jamaica junior record of 22.71, which is also the Class 1 record since 2004.

Kavia Francis of Manchester was the closest to Davis with 23.58secs.

Adrian Kerr of Kingston College was also in record breaking form as he won the Class 3 boys’ 200m final in 21.69. He beat the previous best mark of 21.72.

Christopher Taylor ran a personal best 20.35 to top the Class 1 boys’ 200m final ahead of his teammate Anthony Carpenter, 20.92.

Antonio Watson of Petersfield completed the 200/400m double. Like he did in the 400m, he again left it late, but found enough to edge STETHS’ Sachin Dennis, 20.90 to 20.95 on the line.

Petersfield picked up another 200m victory thanks to Ockera Myrie, 23.31 ahead of Michael Harriott (Holmwood) 23.37.

Alana Reid, like Davis, completed the double in Class 4 with victory in 24.78 ahead of Wolmer’s Mickayla Gardener, 25.14.

Gabrielle Matthew of Hydel ran 23.60 to beat Edwin Allen’s Tina Clayton, 23.71 in the Class 3 girls’ event.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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