Damion Thomas wins at Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational

Jamaica’s World U20 110m hurdles champion Damion Thomas won his event, but it was American Kendra “Keni” Harrison that left the most significant mark on Saturday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Harrison launched her season with an impressive 7.81s, the fastest time in the world this year, to win the women’s 60m hurdles. The defending World indoor champion, Harrison, despite hitting hard two barriers, comfortably beat Tobi Amusan of Nigeria.

Amusan’s personal best time, 7.87s, was the 2nd fastest time ever run by an African.

Thomas’s victory came in the men’s 60m hurdles where he ran 7.70s to beat his LSU teammate Eric Edwards Jr., 7.72s.

Sean Bailey, O’Brien Wasome and Stacey-Ann Williams were other Jamaicans at the meet.

Bailey of Utep was third in the men’s 400m dash. Isaiah Jewett of USC won the event in 46.19.

Wasome of Texas ran 6.85 in the men’s 60m, won by Eric Allen Jr. of USC, 6.69.

Williams ran 53.40 for fourth in the women’s 400m. Her teammate Kennedy Simon topped the event in 52.70.

We want to hear from you!  Join our lively discussion by leaving a comment below. You can also email us at info@trackalerts.com. Also, please remember to follow us on social media – subscribe to our social media pages –
Trackalertstv Trackalerts Trackalerts Trackalerts


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.

4 thoughts on “Jamaica’s Thomas wins, but it was Keni’s day at Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *