Briana Williams has withdrawn from the Christmas Class Odd Distance meet in Freeport, Bahamas.
At the two-day event, the 18-year-old Williams was set to compete in a 300m race today and a 150 sprint on Saturday but a reported failure on the part of the meet organizer to provide basic deliverables has forced her coach Ato Boldon to withdraw her from the meet and head back to Florida.
Confirmation came in the form of a post on Williams’ Facebook page this evening.
“Freeport, Bahamas has a special place in our hearts.
Last year, we flew here to do our part in the hurricane Dorian relief effort, so when the opportunity came to compete here this year, it seemed like a great idea,” Boldon’s statement said.
“Unfortunately, the organizers of this meet have failed to deliver on just about every reasonable expectation that there could be to host a decent track and field event, and as a result, I’ve decided to withdraw Briana from participation in this meet.”
Boldon said the athlete would resume training until another opportunity presented itself for her to compete.
Had she participated in the meet, it would have been the first time that Williams would be competing in December.
Source: Leighton Levy