IAAF World Under-20 double sprint champion Briana Williams added the junior 100m National Junior Record to her list of accolades on Saturday, after she ran 11.10 seconds (0.2m/s) to win the event at a meet held at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Williams, who has held the 200m record (22.50 seconds) since last July when she won the double in Tampere, Finland, got off to her usual bullet start and was well ahead of the field midway the race, winning by a massive margin over training partner Khalifa St Forte of Trinidad and Tobago, who was well back in 11.65 seconds, with Bahamian Devynne Charlton third in 12.07 seconds.

The time is the joint 15th best of all times by a female junior sprinter and beats her previous personal best of 11.13 seconds, also set in Jacksonville in March 2018.

Williams, who also ran 22.95 seconds to win the 200m in her first meet in a month, told the Jamaica Observer she was “shocked” that she had run so fast, but was also elated to have run a personal best three weeks before the Jamaican National Trials.



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