Tamari Davis leads field at Ed Murphey Classic

Tamari Davis was in top form at Saturday’s (30 July) Ed Murphey Classic 2022, the final stop in the American Track League.

Tamari Davis leads field at Ed Murphey Classic
Tamari Davis

Tamari Davis, who is expected to skip the World U20 Championships next week in Cali, Colombia, crossed the line in 10.87 to lead the qualifiers.

Teetee Terry, Davis’s main final rival, won her heat in 11.01. Fellow Americans Shania Collins and Cambrea Sturgis got an identical time of 11.04 in their respective heats.

In the men’s 100m prelims, Kendal Williams was the only one to break 10 seconds, running across the line in 9.99. Josephus Lyles was the next best with 10.06.

Kree King, also of the USA, was the third fastest with 10.08.

Jamaican Jelani Walker also qualified for the 100m final with 10.15.

Jamaican Tyler Mason ran 13.34 for second in the men’s 110m hurdles, which went to Freddie III Crittenden, 14.14.

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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.

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