Briana Williams wins 200m heat in sprint-double quest

By July 13, 2018

Briana Williams, the World U20 100m champion, got her 200m campaign off the ground on Friday by winning her heat in 23.32s and looking like she has a lot more in store.

The 2018 Carifta Games U18 200m, was the fourth fastest heading into the semi-final round as there were other impressive first-round performances. The fastest time in the preliminary round came from the USA’s Lauren Rain Williams who powered her way to a 22.98 clocking in her heat.

It was the only time under 23 seconds in the round.

Polina Miller concluded the heats with a 23.17 performance – just 0.02 outside her lifetime best – with Poland's Martyna Kotwila close behind in 23.21.

Iantha Wright of Trinidad and Tobago also advanced to the semi-final round when she clocked 24.16 to finish sixth in heat one but advanced as one of fastest losers.

Only three athletes have completed the 100m/200m double in the 32-year history of the World U20 Championships including Williams’ compatriot Veronica Campbell-Brown in Santiago, Chile in 2000, two years before Williams was born.

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