Briana Williams for Carifta Games 2019
Briana Williams for Carifta Games 2019

Briana Williams set a new Jamaican junior record (Video Below) at today’s JAC Open in Jacksonville, Florida.

Williams, who is the World U20 sprint double champion, stopped the clock in 11.10 seconds (0.2m/s). She finished ahead of her Born 2 Do It Track Club teammate Khalifa St. Fort, 11.65.

“First of all, I was really proud of myself,” she said. “I had a really good start and really good execution, but it felt more like an 11.3 or 11.4. But to see that I ran an 11.10 on such a hot day and not feeling my best, it tells me a lot about what is going to happen this season.”

She beat Kiara Grant’s old mark, which stood for less than a month.

Earlier this month, former Alpha Academy athlete Kiara Grant ran 11.11 seconds to erase Veronica Campbell-Brown’s old mark of 11.12 set back in 2000.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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