Kevona Davis runs 10.95s at Texas meet
Kevona Davis, formerly of Edwin Allen High, now competing for the University of Texas

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.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login

HOUSE RULES

  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy