Briana Williams said she is excited about competing at the New Balance Grand Prix on Saturday, February 13, saying she is in good shape and looking to do well.

Williams, 18, was supposed to have opened her season last December in Freeport, Bahamas but then withdrew citing issues with the meet promoters.

Since then, she was being put through her paces by Coach Ato Boldon, who revealed recently that the 2018 World U20 100 and 200m champion was straining at the leash, eager to compete. For her part, Williams, having had a taste of indoor running last year, said she is looking forward to doing to again.

“I am very excited and also grateful to be able to run in this meet coming up February 13. I have been eager to run and seeing everyone running well indoors, I wanted to give it another try,” she said.

“I am just going to race happy, prepared. I feel strong and in shape. I just cant wait to see the times I’ll do and I just hope I do well.”

In February 2020, Williams, then 17, ran a personal best 7.18 while finishing third at the Millrose Games at the Armoury in New York.

Source: Leighton Levy