Kemba Nelson cops Pac 12 sprint double in Eugene
Former Mt Alvernia High sprinterKemba Nelson of University ofOregon

OREGON, USA – Jamaican Kemba Nelson of the University of Oregon won the women’s sprint double at the PAC 12 Outdoors track and field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene on Sunday.

Nelson ran a personal best 22.74 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the 200m and won the 100m in a season best 11.05 seconds (-0.1m/s). She was fourth and second respectively in the events at the meet last year.

The former Mt Alvernia High runner was also part of the University of Oregon 4x100m relay team that won with 42.91 seconds.

Meanwhile, Kevona Davis ran a wind-aided 10.83 seconds (2.4m/s) for second in the women’s 100m at the Big12 championships in Lubbock, Texas. Her University of Texas teammate Julien Alfred won with 10.80 seconds.

Davis was also second in the 200m in a personal best 22.26 seconds (2.0m/s), lowering the 22.49 she set in the prelims on Saturday. Kavia Francis of Baylor was seventh in 22.91 seconds.

Stacey-Ann Williams of Texas won the women’s 400m in 50.21 seconds with Francis of Baylor fourth in 51.15 seconds.

Paul Reid

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