Teetee Terry edged compatriot Tamari Davis for the top spot at Saturday’s (30 July) Ed Murphey Classic 2022, the final Puma American Track League stop of 2022.
The Ed Murphey Classic, hosted at the Billy J. Murphy Sports Complex at the University of Memphis, is categorized as a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver event.
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Teetee Terry, who narrowly held off the fast finish Shericka Jackson to upstage Jamaica’s 4x100m team at the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships, won in 10.82. Terry’s time is a personal best and Memphis Area record.
Tamari Davis, expected to skip the World U20 Championships next week in Cali, Colombia, crossed the line in 10.83, four-hundredth of a second faster than her heat time. The time, 10.83 (+0.6) by 19-year-old Tamari Davis, is the second-fastest U20 100m in history behind only Sha’Carri Richardson(10.75).
Fellow American Shania Collins also broke 11 seconds with 10.92 for third place in the final. She ran 11.04 earlier in her heat.
In the men’s 100m final, Kendal Williams, the only one to break 10 seconds (9.99) in the heats, won the final in 10.01. Josephus Lyles, the brother of World 200m champion Noah Lyles, took second place in 10.03.
Kyree King, also of the USA, was the third fastest with 10.04.
Jamaican Jelani Walker finished fourth in 10.07.
Andrew Hudson topped the men’s 200m in 20.03, beating King, who returned after the 100m final with 20.29 for second place. Noah Williams, also of the USA, finished third in 20.58.
Jonah Koech (USA) won the men’s 800m race in 1:44.95 ahead of Festus Lagat, 1:45.17 and Isaiah Jewett, 1:46.15.
Americans Kaylin Whitney, 51.17, Courtney Okolo, 51.71 and Jaide Stepter Baynes, 51.79, were the top three in the women’s 400m final. Shafiqua Maloney of St. Vincent and the Grenadines finished fifth in 52.35.
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