Briana Williams destroys field to claim U20 100 Gold

By April 20, 2019
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Briana Williams capped off a successful first day at the 2019 CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands with a gold medal in the women’s under-20 100 metres. 

Williams stormed to 11.25 seconds in the final, finishing ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Akila Lewis, who claimed silver in 11.62 seconds. Lewis split Jamaicans in the event, with Kemba Lewis earning bronze in 11.68.

In the men’s equivalent, Jamaica went 1-2 through the efforts of Calabar standout, Oblique Seville, 10.24, and Jamaica College strongman, Ryiem Robertson, 10.37. The two finished ahead of the Bahamas’ Adrian Curry Jr, who clocked 10.42 seconds.

The Jamaicans did not have it all their own way over 100 metres though, as Trinidad and Tobago’s Devine Augustine stopped the clock in 10.62 seconds to finish ahead of Bouwajhie Nkrumie, 10.71, and the British Virgin Islands’ Jaleel Croal, 10.80 in the boys U17 event. Another Jamaica, Adrian Kerr, finished outside the medals with 10.99.

Among the girls, there were no medals for the Jamaicans, as the Bahamas’ Anthaya Charlton blew away her opposition to win in 11.51 seconds. Behind Charlton was Trinidad and Tobago’s Shaniqua Bascombe, who clocked 11.72 seconds. Bascombe was better than St Vincent’s Ulanda Lewis, who finished in 11.91.

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