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Bushay wins 200 at Tennessee Invite

By Winners OnlyPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 2 min read
Jayda Bushay

Cincinnati's Jayda Bushay ran a career best time in the 200 meters taking a win on opening day of the Tennessee Invite.

On a chilly evening in Knoxville, Tennessee, the freshman sprinter from Miami, Florida fought through the temperature that was in the low 50s and a wet track to finish at 23.88. She beat her previous best time of 24.39, which she recorded during indoor season at the Doc Hale VT Meet in Blacksburg, Virginia. This was her second 200 meters outdoor win in as many attempts. She won her first outdoor collegiate 200 meters race last weekend during the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational which was held at Cincinnati.

Bushay placed ahead of Tennessee's Jonah Ross' time of 24.07. Ross is in her first season at Tennessee. She previously was an All-American as a sprinter at North Carolina A&T. Bushay's teammate Alicia Thorpe was third at 24.22. Tomorrow Thorpe will attempt to win the 400 meters on the Tennessee track for the second straight year as she captured a victory last season in the event at the Tennessee Relays.

Bushay is on a three-race win streak. Along with winning her last couple of 200 meters races, she also won a 100 meters competition at the Oliver Nikoloff meet. These are the first three wins of her collegiate career as well.

Top 10 200 meters finishers at Tennessee Invite

Jayda Bushay, Cincinnati, 23.88

Jonah Ross, Tennessee, 24.07

Alicia Thorpe, Cincinnati, 24.22

Glory Nyenke, Middle Tennessee State, 24.22

Nicole Sreenan, Tennessee, 24.45

Sade De Sousa, Carson-Newman, 24.54

Mia O'Neil, Tennessee, 24.56

Destiny Wallace, Charleston Southern, 24.57

Jadyn Haywood, Dayton, 24.65

Hannah Foxx, Tennessee, 24.67

Impressive 200 meters performances around NCAA

Georgia freshman Autumn Wilson set the track on fire in the 200 meters with a winning time of 22.56 at the Spec Towns - Torrin Lawrence Invitational, yesterday on her home track in Athens. Wilson, a native of Austin, Texas, earned All-American honors during the indoor season. She placed third in the 200 meters final (22.45) at the NCAA indoor meet. She also placed fourth in the 60 meters. Wilson began the day as the top 200 meters finisher in the NCAA.

On March 31, Florida's Talitha Diggs won the 200 meters at the Florida Relays at 22.61, which started the day as the second fastest time in the NCAA. Diggs, the defending 400 meters NCAA champ, set a career best time for herself during her 200 meters win last weekend. Last outdoor season Diggs won the bronze medal in the 200 meters at 22.64 at the SEC championship meet.

Not to be forgotten, USC's Caisja Chandler was the runner-up to Diggs in the 200 meters at the Florida Relays. She finished at 22.82 to continue her All-American success. Chandler earned All-American honors during indoor season as she recorded a top seven finish in the final round of the NCAA indoor championships. She was also an All-American each year from 2019 to 2021 during her career at Cincinnati.

Niesha Burgher earned a first-place win yesterday in the 200 meters at the New Mexico Spring Invitational. A native of Saint Thomas, Jamaica, Burgher sprinted her way to a finish of 23.19. After starting her collegiate career on the junior college level at Western Texas College, Burgher earned the 200 meters championship at the Conference USA indoor meet, crossing the finish line at 23.29.


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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)about a year ago

    Awesome insights ❤️😉Great article ❗

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