Jamaica’s fast-rising sprint hurdler Britany Anderson is among five finalists for the 2019 Female Rising Star Award.

Danielle Williams won herself a diamond, US$50,000 and a place at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics following a commanding performance at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Jamaica 100m hurdler Danielle Williams continued her run of red-hot form after destroying the field to claim the women’s 100m title at the Birmingham Diamond League meet on Sunday.

In fact, the impressive Williams equaled the meeting record after stopping the clock at 12.46, well clear of American world record holder Kendra Harrison who was second in 12.66.  Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan was third in 12.71.  Another Jamaican in the race, Janeek Brown, was 5th with a time of 12.79.

Despite being satisfied with the win, Williams, who admitted that she has been focused on her race execution, was not entirely pleased with how things unfolded.

“To be honest I didn't execute that properly. I banged my knee on one of the hurdles but I came away with the win so I'm happy. It wasn't that important to win, this is another race on the way to the Diamond League finals and whether I won or lost, execution was my only focus,” Williams said following the race.

“Every time I've been racing I've been consistent with my times and that is the main thing for me.”

The result leaves Williams as the top Diamond Race qualifier after three wins for 31 points.  Harrison is next with two wins and 23 points.

Lennox Graham, coach of Jamaican sprint hurdler Danielle Williams, said he was happy with the decision of the JAAA to consider the sprint hurdler for selection to the Jamaican team to compete at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar starting in late September.

Lennox Graham, the coach of Danielle Williams has a simple plan to keep her running fast in her quest to win the Diamond League title this season.

Britany Anderson, the 2018 World U20 100m hurdles silver medallist, ran a personal best 12.71 in the 100m hurdles at the Motonet Joensuu Grand Prix in Finland on Wednesday.

Danielle Williams set a new national record while winning the 100m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in London on Saturday.

Jamaica’s sprint hurdles queen Brigitte Foster-Hylton has come out in praise of Janeek Brown, who broke her 16-year-old national record on Saturday.

Coach Chris Johnson believes Janeek Brown could have gone faster when she won her NCAA sprint hurdles title on the weekend and that she will definitely go faster in the future.

University of Arkansas sophomore Janeek Brown plans to vie for a spot on Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in September. Based on what she has managed to do so far this season, that spot seems all but assured.

Jamaica’s Danielle Williams was the only Caribbean winner at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday.

Following her history-making weekend when she ran a world-leading time and a personal best in separate events, Arkansas’ Janeek Brown was named the a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week.

It was the first time that Brown has been named National Athlete of the Week and the first time since 2015 that an Arkansas woman has earned the award during the outdoor season.

Running at the National Relay Championships at John McDonnell Field this past weekend, Brown ran a world-leading 12.57s in the 100m hurdles and then returned to clock a life-time best of 22.67s over 200m.

The 200m time is the second fastest time in the NCAA this season and the third fastest in the world.

The 100-meter hurdle/200-meter double was the second-fastest in the history of the sport trailing only Jackie Joyner-Kersee double from the 1988 outdoor season – a year she was a two-time gold medalist at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

Brown also ran a leg on the women’s 4×100-meter relay and the 100-meter shuttle hurdle relay helping her relay capture event titles in both.

This marks the first National Athlete of the Week honour for the former Wolmerian and the first time that an Arkansas woman has earned the award during the outdoor season since 2015. The Razorbacks cleaned up four years ago with three honors: Sandi Morris won two, while Alex Gochenour won the other.

Coach of the red-hot Ackera Nugent, Douglas Williams, says he plans to ‘cool off’ the talented sprint hurdler, who on Saturday broke the U18 world record for the 100m hurdles (76.2) at the Youngster Goldsmith track meet at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Two-time Jamaica Olympian Dionne Rose-Henley was laid to rest on Saturday during an emotional funeral service in the United States that was attended by several past Jamaican Olympians.

Jamaica Olympic 100m hurdler Dionne Rose Henley died on Monday night after a battle with cancer.

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