Insatiable hunger and even greater motivation are what seven-time IAAF World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said are driving her to be on the podium at the 2019 World Championships in Doha in September.

Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce both clocked a world-leading time of 10.73s while Briana Williams set records of her own with a 10.94s finish, in a dramatic women’s 100m final at the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships on Friday night.

Briana Williams broke a national junior record for the second time in two weeks but had to play second fiddle to Elaine Thompson in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m at the SVL/JAAA National Championships in Kingston.

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.

Decorated Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sounded a warning to her rivals after registering an impressive season's best and meet record to claim the women’s 100m title at the Racers Grand Prix meet, in Kingston, on Saturday.

In trademark style, the pocket rocket, as she is commonly known, blasted away from the field before stopping the clock at 10.88.  Fraser-Pryce led wire-to-wire and finished a third of a second ahead of second place Jonielle Smith and Michelle-Lee Ayhe who both clocked 11.20.

The win was the third in a row at the meet for the diminutive Jamaican but more importantly, she believed the result puts her in good shape ahead of the country’s national trials.

“This is my third victory here and honestly I’m happy with the time of 10.88 as I’ve always wanted to lower the meet record to under 11 seconds,” said Fraser-Pryce. “I couldn’t have asked for more and I’m really looking forward to the national trials in two weeks.”

In the men’s equivalent, Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes just about covered the field to win the men’s 100m in a season’s best of 9.97 (0.9m/s) ahead of Yohan Blake 10.01 and Kendal Williams 10.13.

Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Fred Kerley headline the international stars who will compete at the 2019 edition of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday at the National Stadium in Kingston.

The meet, which is in its fourth year, is scheduled to begin at 6:50 pm with the women’s triple jump.

Jamaica will be represented by the likes of two-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the country’s top discus thrower Fedrick Dacres, former world 100m champion Yohan Blake and the exciting pair of quarter-milers Akeem Bloomfield and Nathon Allen.

Fraser-Pryce, 32, has entered the spotlight only because she clocked 10.97 seconds on May 25 at a Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association All-Comers meet at the National Stadium.

Interesting, the 10.97 clocking represents the fastest time Fraser-Pryce has registered since returning to international competition in early June of 2018 after giving birth to her son Zyon, almost two years ago.

The 10.97 seconds at the time, represented the second fastest of the year behind Kayla White of the USA with 10.96. However, 12 days after Fraser-Pryce’s 10.97 clocking, her MVP Track Club training partner Elaine Thompson,  the 2016 Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion,  send a strong message with a world-leading 10.89 seconds to beat Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith (10.94) at the Rome Diamond League meeting to push Fraser-Pryce’s 10.97 to fourth in the world.

Fraser-Pryce will try to respond to Thompson’s 10.89 clocking on Saturday as she attempts a second straight victory at the meet.  Her only danger in the field is 2018 Commonwealth champion Michelle-Lee Aye of Trinidad and Tobago, whose best time this season is 11.23 seconds, the 37th fastest this year.

Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas will also target a second straight victory at the meet. She scored a runaway victory in the women’s 200m in 22.11 seconds at last year’s staging. This year, Miller-Uibo will compete in the 400m, the event where she won a dramatic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In a thrilling finish in Rio, Miller-Uibo stumbled and then dived across the line as she edged out American world champion Allyson Felix to win in 49.44 seconds.

Interestingly, Miller-Uibo will face off with American Phyllis Francis, who scored a shock victory over the 6-foot-1 inch Bahamian and Felix over the distance at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Rio.

Miller-Uibo is the world's leading 400m runner. In an undefeated 2018 season across all distances, the Bahamian clocked a lifetime best of 48.97 to move to 10th on the world all-time list. She started her 2019 campaign with a bang, recording 49.05 in her opening 400m race of the season on April 24 in Florida. That time represents the fastest in the world at the distance. Christine Day, Chrisann Gordon, Junelle Broomfield, and Anastasia Le-Roy are the Jamaicans in the field.

Kerley, who was caught on the line by Kirani James in 2018, is back again to contest the 400m.

James, a 400m gold and silver medalist at the last two Olympics, was announced to compete but is not on the meet programme.

As a result, Kerley, the eighth fastest male quarter-miler on the world all-time list with 43.70 seconds recorded on May 26, 2017 in Austin, will face off with Trinidadian Machel Cedenio, who ran the race of his life to lead his country to gold medal in the 4x400m relay at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan. In an epic finish, Cedenio managed to nick Paul Dedewo, who fell at the finish. America was later disqualified for a lane infringement as Trinidad won in a world-leading time of 3:00.81.

Kerley is the 10th fastest in the world this year with 44.81, while Cedenio is the 15th fastest with 45.03.

The Jamaican challenge will be led by 2018 NCAA Division 1 400m bronze medallist Nathon Allen, who turned pro just last year and has a personal best of 44.19.  Javon Francis, who left Akan Track Club last year to train in the United States and national 400m record holder Rusheen McDonald and Demish Gaye are also down to compete.

Bloomfield is expected to win the men’s 200m, the final event on the programme at 10:00 pm. The 21-year-old Bloomfield, who has a personal best of 19.81, will face off with Great Britain's Delano Williams, Canada's Brendon Rodney. Four other Jamaicans are in the race. They are Rasheed Dwyer, Warren Weir, Julian Forte, and Nigel Ellis.

Earlier, Blake and Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes will face off in the men’s 100m at 8:20 pm.

Blake is the fastest in the field this season with a 9.98 clocking, which represents the eighth fastest in the world this year behind Americans Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman and  Nigerian Divine Oduduru, all with 9.89 seconds.

Hughes, the defending champions, has the 19th fastest time this year with 10.03. Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica is also in the lineup.

The meet will feature 164 athletes from 19 countries competing in 19 events.

Seven-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the reigning World U20 sprint double champion Briana Williams will match strides at the fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix set for the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fancies Jamaica’s chances in the 4x200m relay at this weekend’s IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is getting in as many races as possible as she seeks to get back to her very best ahead of the 2019 World Championships of Athletics. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson are down the run the 4x200m relays at the IAAF World Relays set for Yokohama, Japan on May 12 and 13. Meanwhile, veteran Yohan Blake will Jamaica’s 4x100m campaign.

The 42-member team named by the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) on Wednesday, sees reigning CAC 100m champion Jonielle Smith, Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sashalee Forbes and Sherone Simpson down to contest the 4x100m women.

Blake, Julian Forte, Tyquendo Tracey, Jevaughn Minzie and Kenroy Anderson have been named in the men’s 4x100 squad.

The 4x200m female squad is comprised of Shericka Jackson, Sashalee Forbes, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Stephanie Ann McPherson. Forte, Nigel Ellis, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey were assembled for the men’s squad.

Jamaica’s 4x400m squads include Demish Gaye, Fitzroy Dunkley, Rusheen McDonald, Ackeem Bloomfield and Nathon Allen. The women’s team also looks a strong squad with Christine Day, Chrisann Gordon, Anastasia Le-Roy, Janieve Russell and Roneisha McGregor.

For the mixed relays, the JAAA selection committee went with Rhonda Whyte, Tiffany James, Shian Salmon, Javon Francis, Anthony Carpenter and Jamari Rose while Yanique Thompson, Megan Tapper, Amoi Brown, Andrew Riley, Norman Pittersgill and Ronald Levy will contest the newly introduced shuttle mixed relays.

The team to be managed by Ludlow Watts will have Maurice Wilson as its head coach.

 Decorated Jamaica sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce cruised to top spot in the women’s 100m, in the process setting a new meet record at the Grenada Invitational at the Kirani James Stadium on Saturday.

Fraser-Pryce got a trademark comfortable start before pulling away from the field to stop the clock at 11.20, which was a new meet record.  Her compatriot Jonielle Smith finished strongly but was still a distant second in 11.35.  The United States’ Aliyah Brown was third in 11.46.

Another Jamaican, Gayon Evans was fourth in 11.46, with Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett fifth in 11.60.

In the men’s equivalent, it was Great Britain’s Adam Gimili who claimed top spot but only just ahead of Canada’s Aaron Brown who was second in 10.13.  The United States Christopher Belcher was right behind Brown, stopping the clock in 10.14 for third place.  A quartet of Caribbean athletes Nester Carter, Nigel Ellis, Tyquendo Tracey and Julien Forte were fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson as well as former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, head a strong cast of Jamaica’s elite athletes listed to compete at the 41st MILO Western Relays at GC Foster College in St. Catherine, Jamaica on Saturday.

Following her 7.21, 60m run with which she opened her season on Saturday, seven-time World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes she is gradually returning to the form that established her as one of the world’s best female sprinters.

It was a case of third time lucky for Miles, as they won the sixth staging of the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football competition on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Foska Oval, in Waterhouse.

Defending champions Eurotrend and newcomers Ewarton played to a goalless draw on the opening weekend of the sixth staging of the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP) Six-A-Side Football Competition kicked-off on Saturday, October 20.

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