Julien Alfred, Kevona Davis and Kemba Nelson are down to contest the women’s 200m on Saturday’s final day of the Tyson Invitational in Arkansas.

St. Lucian Alfred, the second-fastest over 60m in American college this season with 7.15, will race in heat six in the time-final event.

It will be Alfred’s first 200m of the season, but her personal best from 2020 is 22.99.

In her first indoor season, Nelson is also down to race in heat six and will start with 23.53 as her best time. Nelson is the third fastest over 60m with 7.19.

In her first year out of high school, Davis’ season-best of 23.26 makes her the sixth fastest in 2021.
She is down in heat nine to face LSU’s senior Symone Mason, who is 12th fastest this season with 23.38 but has a personal best of 22.76.

LSU’s Thelma Davies, who will be running her first 200m of the season, is the fastest in the field with her personal best of 22.80.

Ka’tia Seymour of Florida State will also be running her first 200m this year with 22.82 as her personal best.

Tamara Clark of Alabama with 22.90 is the third-fastest 200-metre sprinter this season.

Phillip Lemonious, who ran a personal best of 7.72 in the 60m hurdles on Friday, is also down for the 200m.

Xavier Nairne of Oregon will also run the 200m and Sanique Walker of University of Texas, the women’s 800m.

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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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