Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, despite having a season’s best of 11.33 seconds, believes she is right where she needs to be.
Fraser-Pryce clocked the season’s best at the Cayman Islands Invitational over the weekend, finishing second behind the United States’ Jenna Prandini, who stopped the clock in 11.16.
According to the World Champion sprint double winner from 2013 in Moscow, while the time isn’t close to her best, she feels good about her progress.
“I am feeling really good, and I have to say, I am blessed because to come out here and to run 11.33s, it’s just getting better and better,” Fraser-Pryce said after the race.
“I ran 11.52s a couple of weeks ago in Kingston, and today, I was able to run 11.33s, so I am really excited about the progress,” she said.
Fraser-Pryce says her excitement stems from the fact that she is seeing where she wants to be at the end of the season and the prognosis suggests she will get there.
“I am just excited about the transition from where I am now and where I want to be for the season, and I think I am working towards getting there,” she said.
Pryce also suggested she could have run faster on the day, had she gotten out to her usual bullet start. But that, she believes will come with time like everything else.
“I think that I am not race-sharp and I am still a little way off in terms of where I want to be because of the late start to my training. But I am not complaining because it is an off year. So I am just looking forward to building to 2019 because this is my main focus at this point,” said Fraser-Pryce.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett finished the race fourth in 11.34 seconds, just behind another American, Aaliyah Brown, who clocked the same time as Fraser-Pryce, the three hitting the tape in a line.
Further back in fifth was another Jamaican, Schillonie Calvert-Powell, who finished in 11.52 seconds, the same time as the Bahamas’ Tynia Gaither.
Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson was seventh in 11.56, while American Destinee Brown rounded out the field in 11.62 seconds.
Source: Paul-Andre Walker|| SportsMax