“I didn’t want to go all out, that’s for tomorrow. I was about 95 per cent.
“Glad to have run 11.01 not trying too much but giving enough to where I could set a national junior record and it felt great. My form was great. I liked it.”
These were the words of Briana Nichole Williams on Sunday, May 30 after breaking the national U-20 record [11.01] seconds to win the women’s 100m race at the Duval County Challenge in Jacksonville, Florida.
True to her promise, the Jamaican sensational sprinter and the world age-15 record holder clocked a new personal best of 10.98 seconds at the same venue on Monday, despite a poor start from the blocks to record her second win in days.
Williams, who in 2018 was nominated for the IAAF Female Rising Star and the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year awards actually sounded the alarm bells in the heat where she finished first with a time of 10.97 seconds.
American track and field sprinter – Mikiah Janee Brisco finished second in 11.09 seconds with Dezerea Bryant finishing third in 11.14 seconds.
Williams , shot to prominence at the 2019 CARIFTA Games, winning three gold medals [100m], [200m], and [4×100m relay] in the under-20 category.