Jamaica's Briana Williams tests positive for banned substance
Jamaica's Briana Williams tests positive for banned substance

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA – Briana Williams opened her 2020 season with a personal best run at today’s Clemson Orange and Purple Elite at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Williams stopped the clock in 7.27s, beating her previous best indoor 60m mark of 7.28s, set last year in New York.

She won her heat and qualified for the finals later today.

Jayla Kirkland of Florida State University, winner of heat 3, was the second fastest qualifier with 7.29. Gabriele Cunningham, the heat two winner, ran 7.36.

Another Jamaican, Jeanine Williams booked her place in the women’s 60m hurdles final with 8.11s. Tia Jones with 8.27secs was the next best.

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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.