ISTAF Berlin 2023 --- Danielle Williams wins at Former world champion Danielle Williams was a winner at Sunday's (15 Aug) Ed Murphey Classic held in Memphis, USA.
Danielle Williams

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Danielle Williams sizzled to a huge personal best at Saturday’s (8 Feb) Gamecock Invitational. She clocked a fast 7.86 seconds to top the 60m obstacle event.

Williams’ time beat her 8.02 previous best set back in 2015, the year she went on to win the Beijing world 100m hurdles title. American Kendra Harrison with 7.81 is the world leader.

Jamaican Sydney Marshall, 8.39 was fourth behind Jasmine Jones, 8.12 and Caitlyn Little, 8.31.

Also, another Jamaican Andre Ewers topped the men’s 60m dash field. He won in in 6.66 (and 6.61 in heats) over Marcus Parker, 6.67 who topped the 200m in 20.81.

Ashinia Miller won the men’s shot put with 19.28m. The next best thrower was Eric Favors with 18.27m

In the men’s 60m hurdles, Jamaican Jovaine Atkinson finished third in 7.75. Devon Brooks, 7.71 won the event ahead of Stephon Torrance 7.73.

Meanwhile, World-leading 24.70m in the weight throw by Daniel Haugh was the day’s highlight.

Myles Pringle, 46.36 was the top quarter-miler over Kyle Clemons 46.47 and Trevor Stewart 46.58. Guyanese Arinze Chance finished fourth in 46.93

Canadian Crystal Emmanuel won the women’s 60m in 7.24 ahead of Cambrea Sturgis in 23.06.

Myles Pringle in 46.36 beat Kyle Clemons 46.47 in the 400m. Haley Teel improved in women shot to 18.12m.

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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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