Collegiate record holder – Kemba Nelson has express her delight running a personal best 100m time and a decent 200m at last weekend’s West Coast Classic in Tucson.
Nelson, 21 years of age clocked 11.18 to win the 100m well clear of teammate Jasmine Reed who stopped the clock at 11:48. California’s Ezzine Abba ran 11.52 for third.
In an hour later, the junior at the University of Oregon would finish second in the 200m, beaten by UCLA’s Shae Anderson who clocked 22.96 for the win.
Nelson ran a creditable 23.03, sandwiched by Anderson’s teammate Makenzy Pierre-Webster, who clocked 23.51.
“I am happy with races! Big PR for me. Great opener as well,” Nelson expressed her satisfaction.
“In the 100, I was more focused on execution. Staying patient with the drive phase and not rushing the race.”
She wasn’t too perturbed by her 200m loss seeing that her time was also a personal best.
“Though it was an hour after the 100 it was a good race too. I definitely have a lot to work on. But it’s a part of the sport. You win some, you lose some. Just have to get back to work.”