Anderson, Salmon and Gayle among winners at Duval County Challenge

By May 22, 2022

Britany Anderson, Shian Salmon and Tajay Gayle emerged winners at the 2022 Duval County Challenge in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night. At the meet, controversial American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson made her much-anticipated season debut.

In less than ideal conditions that caused delays, the performances were perhaps not as anticipated. However, the competition was keen.

Anderson was the fastest in the 100m hurdles clocking 12.59 in her heat. Tonea Marshall was the next best with 12.76, marginally better than Chanel Brissett who was third overall in 12.77.

Salmon was the best of the lot in the 400m hurdles with her time of 56.06. Her compatriot Andrenette Knight was second overall with her time of 56.44 while 2021 NCAA champion Anna Cockrell ran 56.77 for third.

Craig Allen won the 400m hurdles in 49.05. Amere Allen Lattin ran 50.69 for second place while Jamaica’s Andre Clarke was third in 51.22.

Mario Heslop was also part of a Jamaican 1-2 in the 200m, winning in 20.76 over Andre Ewers (21.02). Akeem Sirleaf of Liberia was third in 21.07.

Richardson, who was making her season debut after withdrawing from three meets earlier, clocked 11.27 to win the Women’s Exhibition 100m over Twanisha Terry (11.29) and 60m specialist Marybeth Saint-Price (11.34).

Richardson was fourth in another 100m dash on the night, running 11.37 for fourth in her heat and fifth overall. Aleia Hobbs was the fastest on the night with her time of 11.28.

Kayla White (11.30) and Brittany Brown (11.30), were second and third, respectively.

Gayle won the long jump with a leap of 7.83m.

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