Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Briana Williams impressive in 100m heats

By June 20, 2019

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Briana Williams all easily advanced to Friday’s semi-final of the 100 metres at the Supreme Ventures JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday.

All three ladies won their respective heats as did Natalliah Whyte but it was Fraser-Pryce the three-time World 100m champion who was most impressive ‘jogging’ her way to an 11.08s clocking, the fastest time of all the competitors.

Gayon Evans (11.30) and Simone Facey (11.38) also advanced.

Briana Williams won the third heat in the second fastest time of 11.20 and said she was ‘excited and could not wait to run’. Natasha Morrison was second in that heat in 11.40 while Sashalee Forbes was third in 11.61.

Elaine Thompson also easily won her heat in 11.31 seconds ahead of Schillonie Calvert-Powell 11.35 and Remona Burchell 11.44.

Whyte was also a comfortable winner of her heat dismissing the field in 11.32s and was well clear of Jonielle Smith (11.57) and Shavene Hodges (11.69).

The first three from each heat and the next four fastest times will advance to Friday’s semi-finals.

 

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