Charokee Young, formerly of Hydel, ran around the Sports Performance Complex track in 2:08.38 to take the victory

LUBBOCK, Texas – Charokee Young won the women’s 800m Saturday’s final day of the Texas Tech Invitational, Friday (1 February).

Cherokee Young, formerly of Hydel, ran around the Sports Performance Complex track in 2:08.38 to take the victory. The Texas A&M freshman beat Alyssa Brewer, 2:08.56 and Bailey Goggans of Winners Edge, 2:09.71.

Young returned to help her team to second in the 4x400m relay. Texas A&M crossed the line in 3:33.42 behind USC, 3:32.87.

Isaiah Jewett of USC topped the men’s 800m in 1:47.93 over Carlton Orange of Texas A&M 1:47.93

Latavia Maines of Tennessee won the women’s shot put with 16.55m while Jordan West took the men’s event with 19.26m.

The women’s 200m title went to Anavia Battle of Ohio State in 22.86 ahead of Cambrea Sturgis of North Carolina, 23.10

Akeem Sirleaf of North Carolina took the men’s 200m in 20.90 ahead of Pjai Austin of Arizona, 21.00s.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Charokee Young wins 800m at Texas Tech Invitational”
  1. Sorry, actually 3rd. If you multiply their average speed (Actual distance ran / time) by 800m, here’s heat#1 adjusted times:
    02:07.27 Bailey Goggans
    02:07.34 Alyssa Brewer
    02:07.77 Charokee Young
    02:10.73 Aziza Ayoub
    02:11.47 Annie Ubbing
    02:15.47 Jessica Gallardo

  2. Too bad for all that the officials botched the start of the women’s 800m. They started them on a one turn stagger instead of two so the outside lanes actually ran a farther distance. Adjusted, Charokee actually takes second. At least they corrected it for the men. Check the replay!

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