Briana Williams lived up to expectations on Saturday night when she blazed to a 7.15-second run to win a specially arranged 60m run at the Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Newly signed Nike star Briana Williams and veteran sprinter Nesta Carter have been confirmed for the 2020 edition of the Queens/Grace Jackson meet set for Saturday, January 25 starting at 8:30 am.

The statue of former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will be unveiled at the National Stadium on Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 pm.

Ato Boldon believes Briana Williams is a special talent that could have gone faster last Friday night and he expects her to be even faster at the World Championships in Doha this year.

After two years of frustration, Elaine Thompson, the 2016 double Olympic champion, returned to the top of the world rankings this past weekend while winning the sprint double at Jamaica’s national championships in Kingston.

Shanieka Ricketts said her only intent on Saturday was to defend her national title in the women’s triple jump. Coming off her third-place finish at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo, Ricketts returned to Jamaica not expecting to be anywhere close to her season-best 14.76m, now the third best in the world this year.

Following her record-breaking performance in the 100m at Jamaica’s national championships on Friday night, Briana Williams has decided to withdraw from the remainder of the championships because of illness.

Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce both clocked a world-leading time of 10.73s while Briana Williams set records of her own with a 10.94s finish, in a dramatic women’s 100m final at the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships on Friday night.

Briana Williams broke a national junior record for the second time in two weeks but had to play second fiddle to Elaine Thompson in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m at the SVL/JAAA National Championships in Kingston.

Jamaica’s 400m prospects took a blow on Friday when Nathon Allen failed to show for the heats of the 400m at the SVL/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Christine Day was the fastest woman in qualifying for Saturday’s semi-finals of the 400 metres at the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships on at the National Stadium in Kingston on Friday.

Waseem Williams and Rasheed Dwyer were the two fastest to advance to Friday’s semi-final round of the men’s 100 metres at the SVL/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Briana Williams all easily advanced to Friday’s semi-final of the 100 metres at the Supreme Ventures JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday.

Dethroned national triple jump champion Jordan Scott was not particularly pleased about his performance on Thursday’s opening day of the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships and declares that he has a lot to work on before he gets to Doha in September.

Scott, who has three legal jumps over 17 metres this season, and has qualified for the IAAF World Championships by finishing in the top three at the national championships, could only muster 16.77m to finish second to Clive Pullen, who won with a windy 17.02m.

“I think it was alright, it wasn’t my best performance. There is a lot I need to work on technically. In regards to strength and all that I am feeling good but the technical aspects of my jump are kind of off right now, so it’s just to go back to the drawing board to kind of work on it,” he said.

“We have a long season going all the way down to September so I have ample so I am confident that with time everything will work out but in regards to today, it was good. I needed to come top three, I did that, so it’s back to the drawing board to work on those little aspects that I feel need to be corrected.”

He suspects that he might be a little rusty but once he gets back to training, he said, he is confident he will get back to jumping at his best. He said he has not finalised his competition schedule but that should be sorted soon as he intends to be at his best to take on the world in September.

 

Two goals from forward Dever Orgill and a third from Damion Lowe steered Jamaica to an exciting 3-2 win over Honduras in the historic CONCACAF Gold Cup match at the National Stadium in Kingston on Monday night.

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