Stacey Ann Williams was the only Jamaican winner at the Big 12 Championships on Saturday (27 Feb) in Lubbock, Texas.

Stacey Ann Williams’ time is the second-fastest in the NCAA this season, and fifth-best in Texas history.

Williams, formerly of STETHS, ran a well-timed race to come away the victor. The Texas Longhorn athlete was second at the bell lap, 24.09 to her teammate Kennedy Simon, 24.00.
In the end, however, Williams was first across the line in 51.60, a personal best and Big 12 leading time.

Williams’ time is the second-fastest in the NCAA this season, and fifth-best in Texas history.

Dethroned champion Simon finished second in 52.24 and Honor Finley of Kansas, 52.27.

Jamaican Kevona Davis narrowly missed winning two gold medals.

In the women’s 60m, Davis and her Texas Longhorn teammate Kynnedy Flannel both crossed the line in 7.25 seconds. The photo finish clock, however, gave Davis 7.245 to Flannel 7.242

Davis, in the 200m, broke 23 seconds indoors for the first time but had to settle for the second spot behind Flannel. Davis crossed the line in 22.87 behind Flannel’s 22.55, a new meeting record.

Ackera Nugent also missed out on winning the women’s 60m hurdles.

Nugent, who ran 7.91 to equal the world U20 record in Friday’s semi-finals, could only manage 7.98 in the final.

She was beaten by Texas Longhorn’s Chanel Brissett, who wrote her name in the record book. Her 7.89 established a new Championship Record and Colligate Lead.

Brianna Rollings, who represented Clemson, is the collegiate record holder with 7.78s.

Micaiah Harris of Texas topped the men’s 200m in 20.38. Ashton Hicks of Oklahoma State won the men’s 400m in 46.02.

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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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