Despite the absence of some of the island’s top high school athletes, Jamaica’s head coach Marlon Gayle believes the defending champions will be a strong, competitive force at the 48th edition of the Carifta Games later this month.

When Briana Williams steps onto the track at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at the 48th renewal of the Carifta Games later this month, it will be the first of two dress rehearsals for the Jamaican National Championships two months later.

Double World sprint champion Briana Williams easily secured the Girls’ Under-20 sprint double at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association's Carifta Games Trials at the National Stadium in Kingston. 

Briana Williams lit up Jamaica’s CARIFTA trials on Saturday’s second day without having to do too much. 

Briana Williams, the IAAF World U20 sprint double champion, says she is going for a personal best when she competes in  Saturday's final of the  Girls U20 100m at the Carifta Trials currently on at the National Stadium in Kingston.

With a trip to the World Championships in Doha firmly etched in her plans for this season, Trinidad and Tobago’s sprint star Khalifa St. Fort plans to open her season with a 200m run at a meet at UCLA on April 13.

 After experiencing Jamaica’s world-famous high school championships, Champs, for the very first time, 2018 CAC 100m silver medallist Khalifa St.Fort said she was blown away by the spectacle of it all.

Claiming that Briana Williams is currently only operating at about 60 per cent of capacity, Coach Ato Boldon said she was not satisfied with her winning time in the 60m dash at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at the Armory in New York last weekend.

Briana Williams has pulled out of this weekend’s Bob Hayes Classic in Jacksonville, Florida, just days after she won the 60m dash in a personal best 7.28 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Nationals on Sunday.

An already fast Briana Williams has her coach Ato Boldon thinking 2019 could be another special year for the young sprinter following her impressive 200m run at the John Battle III All-Star Invitational in Hallandale, Florida on Saturday.

Three standout Jamaicans will receive awards from President of the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association, Professor Victor Lopez, during the annual Gibson McCook Relays set for the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday.

Naomi Osaka walked away with the big prize at the 2019 Laureus Sports Awards in Monaco on Monday, but Jamaica’s Briana Williams and her coach Ato Boldon came away richer for the experience.

In recognition of her outstanding break-out season last year, Jamaica’s fast-emerging track star Briana Williams has been nominated for the prestigious 2019 Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year.

She didn’t win but Jamaica’s Briana Williams had a great time in Monte Carlo at the IAAF Athletics Awards Gala and it could serve as motivation for a return when perhaps, a trophy could be waiting.

IAAF World U20 sprint double champions Briana Williams is in Monaco for Tuesday’s IAAF Awards with Doha on Tokyo on her mind.

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