Jamaicans Kemba Nelson, Kevona Davis and Ackera Nugent, supported by some strong tailwind, had excellent results at Thursday’s (27 May) NCAA West Regionals in College Station, Texas.
The battle with Trinidad and Tobago’s national Tyra Gittens and Tara Davis is continuing in the long jump and will end with the NCAA Championships in June. Gittens recorded 6.95m (+2.9m/s wind) to Davis’ 6.86m (+2.5m/s).
Jamaican Ackera Nugent ran a wind-aided 12.63 (+3.3m/s) in the women’s 100m hurdles. Daszay Freeman, representing Arkansas, ran a personal best 12.85.
Kemba Nelson hit top form, running a wind-aided 10.91 (+2.1m/s) to book her place in the quarterfinal of the women’s 100m.
Twanisha Terry of USC was the only legal sub-11 woman on the day. She ran 10.99 (+0.8m/s).
Nugent, representing Baylor, ran a personal best 11.09 (+1.6m/s wind).
Kevona Davis won her 200m heat in a fast 22.57, supported by a +2.8m/s wind. Davis’ Texas Longhorn’s teammate and the woman to beat, Kynnedy Flannel 22.52 was the fastest on the day.
Kavia Francis also booked her ticket with a 23.08s clocking.
Jamaicans Stacey-Ann Williams and Charokee Young ran 51.44 in different heats, but a personal best for the latter, in the women’s 400m.
American and Texas A&M’s star Athing Mu led the way with 50.65.
Kavia Francis also booked her ticket to the next round with 53.34.
St. Vincent and Grenadines National Shafiqua Maloney with 2:06.16 is into the next round of the women’s 800m.
For those who would like to follow all the coverage from the West Regional live results will be here while for the live stream of the meet you can check the links below. For East Regional results follow this link.