Elaine Thompson won the 200m dash at the two-day 2019 Nanjing World Challenge meeting in China on Tuesday in a season’s best 22.40.

Sprinter Andre Ewers created history when he became the first Florida State University (FSU) sprinter to win back-to-back sprint doubles at the ACC Championships held at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Virginia from May 9-11.

Even while revealing that he spending more time perfecting his 100m, 2018 European champion Zharnel Hughes said he is considering taking on the sprint double at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar at the end of September.

Jamaica’s Danielle Williams was the only Caribbean winner at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday.

Following her history-making weekend when she ran a world-leading time and a personal best in separate events, Arkansas’ Janeek Brown was named the a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week.

It was the first time that Brown has been named National Athlete of the Week and the first time since 2015 that an Arkansas woman has earned the award during the outdoor season.

Running at the National Relay Championships at John McDonnell Field this past weekend, Brown ran a world-leading 12.57s in the 100m hurdles and then returned to clock a life-time best of 22.67s over 200m.

The 200m time is the second fastest time in the NCAA this season and the third fastest in the world.

The 100-meter hurdle/200-meter double was the second-fastest in the history of the sport trailing only Jackie Joyner-Kersee double from the 1988 outdoor season – a year she was a two-time gold medalist at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

Brown also ran a leg on the women’s 4×100-meter relay and the 100-meter shuttle hurdle relay helping her relay capture event titles in both.

This marks the first National Athlete of the Week honour for the former Wolmerian and the first time that an Arkansas woman has earned the award during the outdoor season since 2015. The Razorbacks cleaned up four years ago with three honors: Sandi Morris won two, while Alex Gochenour won the other.

Briana Williams is back in 200m at the 2019 Carifta Games which begins at the Truman Bodden Stadium in the Cayman Islands on Saturday following a change to the 200m schedule.

Bahamian speedster Steven Gardiner was confident he was going to run fast in his season opener at the Hurricane Invitational in Miami on Saturday.

The 2018 Austin Sealy Award winner, Briana Williams, is likely to be withdrawn from the 200m over a  gaffe in scheduling at the 2019 Carifta Games being hosted by the Cayman Islands from April 20-23.

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.

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.

Fans of Kingston College said they smelled blood in the water after a lame Christopher Taylor just barely made it into the finals of the Class 1 Boys 200m after finishing third in his heat on Thursday night.

Jamaica’s Akeem Bloomfield says his world-leading run in the 200m at the 2019 Hurricane Invitational in Miami on Saturday, tells him things are moving in the right direction as he opens up what is going to be a long outdoor season.

Jamaica’s Natalliah Whyte came away from the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend feeling that she is finally on track to achieving her goals for this season.

2018 Commonwealth Games 100m bronze medallist Yohan Blake is set to open his season at the S.W. Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational next weekend confident that he close to being back to his best.

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.

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