Fit, not ready - Injury-free Davis returns, gearing up for Champs
Edwin Allen sprinting star Kevona Davis says she is now injury-free and ready to take on her challengers at next month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which will be held at the National Stadium from March 26-30.
Davis, who missed last year’s World Under-20 Championships due to a hamstring injury, clocked a record 24.06 seconds to comfortably win the Class Two 200m at the SW Isaac Henry Invitational at the National Stadium on Saturday.
Her time erased the previous mark of 24.52 seconds.
The 16-year-old Davis, who was competing in her first 200m of the season, toldSTAR Sports that she is now back to full fitness and looking forward to a very productive season.
“The injury I had last year is gone. It was painful, but we have worked on it, and now, it is gone,” said Davis.
“I feel good to see that I can go out there, run, and cross the line and I am not hopping or anything like that,” she added.
PLEASED WITH HER EFFORTS
Davis, who holds the Girls’ Champs Class Two 100m and 200m records with times of 11.16 and 22.72 seconds, respectively, added that she is pleased with her efforts on Saturday.
“My performance was just based on technique and just going out there to test my feet and see if my fitness level is where the coach wants it to be,” said Davis.
“I feel good knowing that I crossed the line first with no pain or anything, and I am as fit as I want to be as this point, but I don’t think that I am ready for Champs, but in due time, I will be,” she said.
“However, this is my first individual event of the season, and so, I am happy for the time. I just need to build on what I have always been working on and just go out there and execute my race plan,” Davis said.