Jamaican Schoolgirl Alana Reid Makes Track and Field History with Sub-11 Second 100m Race
Alana Reid's Sub-11 Second 100m Race at ChampsLeaves Indelible Mark on Jamaican Track and Field History

Alana Reid, the Jamaican schoolgirl who made history by running the sub-11 second 100m race at last week’s ISSA Boys and Girls Championships, is causing a stir in the track and field world.

Reid, who clocked in at an impressive 10.92 seconds, has left many wondering about her future plans. In a recent interview, Reid announced that she will not be returning to Hydel High next year, leaving the question of whether she will go pro or attend college.

Many believe that Reid’s talent and potential make her a prime candidate for a professional career in athletics, while others speculate that she may choose to pursue higher education before turning pro. As the world watches and waits to see what Reid’s next move will be, it is clear that she has left an indelible mark on Jamaican track and field history.

Last year, Alana Reid’s former teammates at Hydel, Brianna Lyston and Kerrica Hill, faced a similar decision about their future in track and field. Lyston, who ran an impressive 22.53 seconds in the 200m race at the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships, ultimately chose to attend college. She later went on to win the World U20 title in the 200m race.

On the other hand, Hill set the 100m hurdles on fire with her incredible performances at Champs and World U20, leading her to pursue a professional career in athletics.

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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.


  1. Based on her 100m time pro, she is already in the pro category.
    Her first year in pro will strengthen her to have a much faster time in the 200m.

  2. I say go pro..colleges are going work her to the ground with that kind of time at her age. She can go to college whenever she feels like. GO PRO.

  3. I am leaning towards her going pro, while continuing her education. I was not pleased to see how Oregon handled Kemba Nelson. They totally overworked her in her first year, then when she came to the trials she was totally flat. The second year they did a better job, however you could see the effects of a long competition season by the World Champs!

  4. In this day and age I would say go pro and invest your earnings wisely and learn how to coach while you train. Once you are done with track and field you can relax and impart the knowledge to the younger generation. And if you so choose…then go get the education after.


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