Williams cruises into 60m semis in lifetime best, Miller-Uibo, McPherson advance in 400m

By March 18, 2022

Briana Williams ran a lifetime best to cruise into the semi-final round of the Women’s 60m dash as she debuted at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on Friday morning Caribbean time.

Her compatriot, Shericka Jackson is also through to the next round.

Lined up in the final of six heats, the 19-year-old Olympian shot from the blocks, and running relaxed, sped away from the field to win in 7.06, lowering her personal best from the 7.09 she ran at the New Balance Grand Prix in February.

She was the fastest Caribbean athlete through to the semi-final round of the competition as Shericka Jackson ran 7.16 to finish second in Heat 5 behind Great Britain’s Daryll Neita, who clocked 7.13.

Meanwhile, Mikiah Brisco of the USA was the fastest through to the semis after she ran 7.03 to win Heat 3. Gold medal favourite Ewa Swoboda, who owns the world lead of 6.99, cruised through to the next round in 7.10. Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas finished third in Swoboda’s heat in 7.22.

Mary-Beth Sant Price of the USA, who is also a medal prospect, ran 7.07 to win the opening heat.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle Lee Ahye also advanced after clocking 7.23 to be the runner up in Heat 2 behind Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji, who won in 7.17.

In the 400m, Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago advanced to the next round after easily winning his heat in 46.69 while Christopher Taylor finished second in his heat in 46.48 to also advance to the next round.

Among the women, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Stephenie-Ann McPherson along with Guyana’s Aliyah Abrams all advanced to the semi-finals. Miller-Uibo and McPherson finished 1-2 in Heat 5 in 51.74 and 51.86, respectively while Abrams was second in Heat 4 in 52.34.

 

 

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