Kevona Davis, former Edwin Allen High School sprinter, now representing the University of Texas, ran 23.26 seconds to win her section of the 200m event at the Wooo Pig Classic indoor meeting at Arkansas last Friday. Davis’ time was bettered only by Kynnedy Flannel, her Texas teammate, who won her section in 23.09, and was therefore the overall winner.
Davis was rebounding from her false start in the 60m heats at the Corky Classic at Texas Tech, a week ago. The false start would have rekindled painful memories of the final of the 100m for Class 3 girls at Boys and Girls Champs in 2017. Davis was the overwhelming favorite to win and break the record, but false started and was disqualified. She was devastated.
Davis is expected to compete next at the Houston Invitational scheduled for Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, in Houston, Texas.
Last year, Davis, who was expected to join the professional rank, opted instead to accept an admission offer from the University of Texas (UT), Austin, where she plans to pursue a degree in Psychology.
Davis regards her admission to UT as “a dream come true” and reportedly said she had always preferred pursuing a degree rather than going professional.