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Kevona Davis stars again

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AM
Kevona Davis

World Youth leaders Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen High and Britany Anderson of Vere Technical High School highlighted action on yesterday's second and final day of competition of the JAAA National Junior Championships inside the National Stadium.

Following her personal best and world leading time of 11.24 seconds to win the Under-18 100 metres on Friday's opening day, Davis improved her time on the world list as she became the country's fastest-ever female youth athlete in the half-lap event, sprinting to victory in an impressive 22.97 seconds.

Anderson, who owns the top four times in the world in the girls' Under-18 100m hurdles, dipped under 13 seconds to capture the event, but her winning time of 12.94 seconds had a positive wind reading of 2.3 metres per second, just above the allowable 2.0 m.p.s. Manchester High's Daszay Freeman, 12.98, was second while Holmwood Technical's Shanette Allison took third in 13.08.

Anderson's Vere Technical teammate, Amoi Brown, got the better of Wolmer's Girls' Janeek Brown in the Under-20 event. Amoi won in 13.39 with Janeek second in 13.51 and Gabrielle McDonald, third in 13.58.

Both Xavier Nairne (Under-18) and Christopher Taylor (Under-20) scored easy wins in the 200m.

Nairne raced to a winning time of 21.17 while it was an easy stroll for Taylor, who clocked 20.77.

Rusea's High's Brithon Senior took the boys' Under-18 110m hurdles in 13.69 ahead of Tarjmaar Miller of Jamaica College, second in 13.98. World leader DeJour Russell missed the race as he was down to compete among the seniors.

Overseas-based Damion Thomas captured the Under-20 boys' 110m hurdles in 13.53. Jamaica College's Philip Lemonious was second in 13.54.

- R.G.