Briana Williams dominates Carifta Trials without breaking a sweat

By April 06, 2019
Briana Williams Briana Williams

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

Williams, who had eased to 11.57 seconds to win her Under-20 100-metre heat on Friday, had even less to do on Saturday inside the National Stadium, as she barely got out of first gear to win the final in 11.67.

Williams, without the threat of Edwin Allen High School standout, Kevona Davis in the race, was an easy winner, finishing ahead of the University of Technology’s Kemba Nelson, who stopped the clock at 11.87.

Holmwood Technical’s Sashieka Steele was third in 11.98 seconds.

In the boys’ under-20 event, Jamaica College’s Ryiem Robertson’s 10.38 seconds was quickest, while Calabar High School’s Oblique Seville was second in 10.49. Robertson’s teammate, Michali Everett was third in 10.52 seconds.

In the girls Under-17 event, Carleta Bernard of Mount Alvernia was fastest, winning the event in 12.25 seconds, ahead of St Mary High School’s Glacian Loutin, 12.34 seconds, and Immaculate Conception’s Onanda Lowe, 12.43.

In the boys under-17 100 metre, Kingston College’s Adrian Kerr was first through the tape in 10.93 seconds, while teammate Nkrumie Bouwahjgie was second in 10.94. Jamaica College’s Christopher Scott was third in 11.03.

 

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