Kevona Davis ran her first 100m of the 2020 season at Saturday’s (15 Feb) Ben Francis Invitational Meet at GC Foster College in Spanish Town.
Davis, who is one of Jamaica’s brightest junior sprinters, battled a powerful headwind to cross the finish line in 12.08secs.
Davis’ Edwin Allen teammates, Denae McFarlane 12.61 and Shanique Rowe, 12.86, were second and third respectively.
Michael Dyke, Edwin Allen’s head coach, said Davis’ time wasn’t a true reflection of her performance. Dyke said, “there was a strong headwind, powerful, and there was no wind guage.”
He also said “Kevona is on track” in preparation for her 2020 targets – Champs and World U20 Championships.
“I just wanted her to get a 100m run before Champs,” Dyke told Trackalerts.com in response to if he is satisfied with Davis’ performance today.
Over the past three seasons, Davis, the 2017 World Youth bronze medallist, ran 11.19 and 11.16 to win in Class 2 at Champs. She ran 11.24 in 2017.
She, however, is expected to have things a little tougher this year with defending Class 1 champion Ashanti Moore, who ran 11.17 to win in 2019.
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