‘Kevona is, at this point, a national treasure’ – Dyke promises to protect star athlete

By March 24, 2018
Edwin Allen's Kevona Davis Edwin Allen's Kevona Davis

Edwin Allen’s Kevona Davis proved herself the fastest 16-year-old in ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Championships history on four occasions over the weeklong event.

She first broke the girls class 2 100-metre record in a semi-final, running 11.34, before lowering that to 11.16 in the final. She did the same over 200 metres, first dropping Anniesha McLaughlin’s 16-year-old record to 22.92 in the semi before, again going faster in the final, stopping the clock at a mind-boggling 22.72.

“Kevona is, at this point, a National treasure, and I’ll ensure I take very good care of her,” said Dyke.

That means, making sure the athlete does not have to handle too heavy a workload as tends to happen with the more talented Jamaican athletes around.

“I will try to keep her as reserved as possible in terms of events. I would never try to push her beyond her limits at this stage,” said Dyke.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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