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Kiara Grant equaled her 60m personal best while winning the event at the Virginia Beach Invitational.

Grant, a junior at Norfolk State, a former Jamaican U20 100m record holder, clocked 7.20s in a comfortable victory over Virginia’s Halle Hazzard who clocked 7.29. The Grenadian’s teammate Jada Seaman was third in 7.37.

The final was expected to be a closer affair as the two women advanced with the two fastest times – Grant with 7.36 and Hazzard 0.01. However, Grant produced a personal-best performance to put the matter beyond doubt.

Meanwhile, Virginia’s Owayne Owens won the men’s long jump with a personal-best 7.58m, the same distance as North Carolina’s Ja’Von Douglas, who was second on the countback. Chris Alexander, also from North Carolina, was third with a mark of 7.03m.

Source: Leighton Levy

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