American rising star Tamari Davis beat Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown in the women’s 60m dash at Saturday’s East Coast Invitational in Virginia Beach.

The 17-year-old Davis, who signed a professional deal with Adidas in 2020, ran 7.18 seconds, a new personal best. Davis’ previous best was 7.19, done in 2020 for the world U18 best mark.

With an indoor best of 7.00 flat and two world indoor 60m titles from 2010 and 2012, Campbell-Brown finished second in 7.34.

Campbell-Brown, who celebrates her 39th birthday in May, is the 10th fastest on the all-time list of 60m sprinters. She was running her first race in almost three years, the last a 11.50secs run in Tomblaine, France. 

Bahamian World 400m champion Steven Gardiner topped the men’s 200m with 20.71 seconds. He won ahead of Manu, 21.24 and Chidi Okezie, 21.36.

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Warren Hazel was the runner way winner in the men’s 400m with 46.97 ahead of Martin Owusu Antwi, 47.82.

American Barbara Pierre finished third in 7.35 while Ali Latifa, representing Coppin State, ended fourth in 7.36.

Ali topped the women’s 200m field in 24.01 ahead of Jessica Beard, 24.30

Barbadian Ramon Gittens ran 6.79 for third in the men’s 60, won by Jackson Webb, 6.64 ahead of Joseph Manu, 6.66.


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