Clemson's Kiara Grant impresses at Red Raider Open
Clemson's Kiara Grant impresses at Red Raider Open

Kiara Grant was among the highlights of Friday’s (20 Jan) Red Raider Open Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Kiara Grant of Clemson took first place in the women’s 60m dash with a time of 7.09 seconds. Marybeth Sant-Price of FK Elite Track Club finished in second place at 7.18 seconds, while Sedrickia Wynn of Texas State rounded out the top three at 7.35 seconds.

Clemson's Kiara Grant impresses at Red Raider Open
Clemson’s Kiara Grant impresses at Red Raider Open

The men’s 60m event was a close battle for the top spot. Jordan Anthony of Kentucky emerged victorious with a time of 6.55 seconds. Caleb Dean and Don’dre Swint, both of Texas Tech, tied for second place with identical times of 6.60 seconds.

Dajour Miles of Kentucky topped the women’s 400m after crossing the finish line in 52.45 seconds. She had a split time of 24.56 seconds at the 200m mark. Kennedy Wade of Texas A&M came in second place with a time of 52.76 seconds, and Kiah Williams of UCF rounded out the top three at 53.61 seconds.

Justin Robinson of Arizona State came out on top in the men’s 400m, crossing the finish line in 46.05 seconds. He recorded a split time of 21.43 seconds at the 200m mark. Dominick Yancy of Texas State took second place with a time of 46.48 seconds, and Ashton Schwartzman of Texas A&M rounded out the top three with a time of 47.00 seconds.

Rosemary Chukwuma of Texas Tech came out on top with 22.99 seconds in the women’s 200m. Daija Lampkin of UCF came in second place with 23.42 seconds, and Beyonce Defreitas of UCF rounded out the top in 23.54 seconds.

In the men’s 200m event, Kennedy Lightner of Kentucky finished first with a time of 20.64 seconds. Brandon Miller of Kentucky finished second in 20.80 seconds, and Jack Marshall of Abilene Christian took in 20.84 seconds.

John Meyer of LSU came out on top with a distance of 19.28 meters (63 feet 3 ¼ inches) which is one of the best throws this year in the men’s shot put. He achieved this on his fifth attempt. He also had other impressive throws of 18.64m (61-2), 18.65m (61-2 1/4), 18.81m (61-8 1/2), and 19.10m (62-8).

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Anthony Foster
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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