Briana Williams off to Commonwealth Games
Briana Williams wins at SDF/JAAA Jubilee Series at JC on 4 June 2022

The National Stadium in Kingston was the center of the athletic world recently as the Camperdown Classic 2023 meeting took place, featuring some of Jamaica’s top sprinters. Among the highlighted winners were Titans Track Club’s Ackeem Blake and Briana Williams, who captured the men’s and women’s Invitational 60 meters titles, respectively.

Briana Williams Takes Women’s 60 Meters by Storm

Briana Williams, the 2021 Olympic 4x100m relay gold medalist, set the pace in the women’s race with her solid winning time of 7.22 seconds. The 20-year-old recently relocated to Jamaica to train with Yohan Blake and demonstrated her progress with this impressive performance to start the new season.

Williams easily finished ahead of Jura Levy of Legacy Athletics (7.34 seconds) and Rohanna Wright of Swept TC. In her post-race interview, Williams expressed her excitement about her training, saying, “I am enjoying training” and revealed her goal for the night was to work on her 100m, which she felt went well.

Briana Williams off to Commonwealth Games
Briana Williams wins at SDF/JAAA Jubilee Series at JC on 4 June 2022

Ackeem Blake Edges Out Yohan Blake in Men’s 60 Meters

In the men’s 60m, Ackeem Blake just beat out his training partner and 2011 World 100m champion Yohan Blake to take the top spot. Ackeem posted a winning time of 6.63 seconds, with Yohan just behind at 6.64 seconds.

The Camperdown Classic 2023 meeting was a showcase for several of Jamaica’s young high school talents, as well as a chance for professionals to kick-start their seasons.

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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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