TEXAS, USA - Former Edwin Allen star Kevona Davis became the fourth Jamaican woman this year to run the 100m under 11.00 seconds after she ran a personal best 10.95 seconds (0.9m/s) in the first round of the women’s 100m at the Big12 track and field Outdoors Conference in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday.
Davis, who represents the University of Texas, won her heat and is the third fastest behind teammate and former St Catherine High runner Julien Alfred who ran a meet record 10.81 seconds (1.7m/s) and Texas Tech’s Rosemary Chukwuma who ran a wind-aided 10.94 seconds (2.4m/s).
Davis, who broke her previous personal best of 11.16 seconds that she set while winning the Girls Class 1, 100m at the ISSA Boys and Girls Athletics Championships in 2018, joins Natalliah Whyte who ran a personal best 10.97 seconds at a meet in Florida on April 30th.
So far, four Jamaican women have run under11.00 seconds this year, led by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s world leading 10.67 seconds and Elaine Thompson Herah’s season best 10.89 seconds.
Olympic Games bronze medallist Shericka Jackson also ran 11.00 seconds at last weekend’s JAAA/SDF Jubilee meet at the National Stadium.