Jamaica’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 4x100m leadoff girl, Briana Williams is aiming at breaking her personal best time [10.97 seconds] over 100m as she face the fastest women alive today at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
The 19-year-old sprinter will line up against the likes of Elaine Thompson-Herah [10.61], Shelly-Ann Fraser [10.63], Sha’Carri Richardson [10.72], Shericka Jackson [10.76], and Marie-Josee Ta-Lou of the Ivory Coast [10.78].
But Williams believes that running in the midst of these sprint monsters could help bring out the best in her:
“My coach keeps saying I still haven’t run the time he was expecting this season.
“I’m looking forward to lining up with these amazing women to see if the field can push me to a personal best.”
Her coach [Ato Boldon], a silver medalist in the men’s 100m at the Atlanta 96 Olympic Games adds that he believes Williams will perform well in Eugene, Oregon:
“She is running well and has earned her spot. I expect her to perform well, as she does in all the big races,” he said.
“Training indicates she will be competitive here. I told her to enjoy it. Everyone else your age is at home watching it. You’re in it.”
Briana Williams was very instrumental in Jamaica’s 4x100m [women] relay team that won gold in a national record of 41.02 seconds at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson