Williamson targets records, World Champs qualification at JII meet

Kimberly Williamson

Jamaican high jumper Kimberly Williamson has lofty ambitions of continuing to post career best marks this year following a strong start to the 2017 season.

Williamson recorded a new personal best of 1.91m at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Kansas last weekend and with Saturday’s Jamaica International Invitational (JII) fast approaching, has already targeting bettering that height.

“My target is 1.94m and a win hopefully, but we’ll see how that goes,” Williamson told SportsMax.TV.

The 22-year-old’s target would see the athlete achieve first-time qualification for the World Championships, in London, and also set a new national record.  The current mark of 1.93m has been held by Sheree Francis since 2010.

The athlete had somewhat of a disappointing third place finish with a lower height of 1.87m at the Athlétisme Guadeloupe track meet on Wednesday, but remains positive ahead of performance in front of her home crowd.

“It was good it was my first meet without my coach so I’m satisfied.  I’m just here to do great things this Saturday and I’m excited,” Williamson said.

“So far training has been going great.  Competition has been going great I had a personal best two week ago and my aim is just to make it to London.”   

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