Briana Sha'Carri

NEW YORK, New York – Sha’Carri Richardson, the sixth-fastest woman in history at 100 meters will continue her strong start to the 2022 track season at the USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sunday, June 12, organizers announced today.

A new gold-level stop on World Athletics’ Continental Tour Gold, the USATF NYC Grand Prix will take place at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City on Sunday, June 12. Tickets for the event on are now on sale at https://www.usatf.org/tickets.

Sha’Carri Richardson clocked a strong 10.92 to finish second behind Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah at the recent Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, venue of this month’s Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships and host to the World Athletics Championships in July. The former LSU Tiger became the fourth-fastest American woman in history when setting her lifetime best of 10.72 last summer and will bid for her first senior international Team USA vest later this month.

Jamaican Briana Williams, who finished eighth in the field with Sha’Carri Richardson at Prefontaine Classic last month, is in a better shape for the rematch. Briana Williams is coming off a personal best of 10.97 at the SDF/JAAA Jubilee Series in Kingston on the weekend (4 June).

The two will face stiff competition from a field that includes double Olympic medalist Gabby Thomas, who will double up in New York, contesting both the 100 meters and 200 meters.

World 200 meters champion Noah Lyles will take on world U20 record-holder Erriyon Knighton and Olympic silver medalist Kenny Bednarek, in what promises to be a scorching 200 meters clash. All three sprinters have lifetime bests under 19.70 with Knighton and Lyles ranked #4 and #5 all-time.

Additional updates to starter fields include:

• 2021 NCAA champion and Olympic 800 meters semi-finalist Isaiah Jewett will line up against 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy and 2022 World Indoor Championships bronze medalist Bryce Hoppel.

• Previously announced 2016 Olympic 400m hurdles champion Dalilah Muhammad had to withdraw from this year’s USATF NYC Grand Prix.

The 2022 USATF NYC Grand Prix will be shown live on NBC from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 12 and is a member of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Look this a good test for Briana but let’s be honest here Shacarrie is faster before the weed incident of last season and since her come back she have ran some decent times although one was wind aided. Well let’s see what happens all the best ladies let’s finish injury free.

  2. I don’t think Brianna is ready for her just yet.She is quickly hitting top form which I’m afraid is a little way out of Brianna’s reach.I hope I’m wrong though

  3. Non sense Sha Carri’s times were wind Aided. Brianna will defeat her, this is the perfect race for Brianna after her return to sub 11.

    • Junior Barrett Briana Williams will be handily beaten by Sha’carri Richardson. It won’t even be close!Koketso Maswena
      Junior Barrett Briana Williams will be handily beaten by Sha’carri Richardson. It won’t even be close!

    • Junior Barrett unfortunately people don’t understand the wind and just how much of an aide it was. Without the wind Sha’Carri’s times would have been over 11 seconds, which is pretty much what she has been running and a time that would be uncompetitive against any of the top female sprinters.

  4. I know Brianna needs to get those race practice in but this race ìs all in an effort to build that other person’s confidence to say she won races with 2 Jamaicans. If I were Brianna, I’d let it pass. Let her get her confidence and knowing my running style elsewhere.

  5. Calling this a showdown is simply laughable
    Glad that Sha’Carri is running well and winning.
    Briana is just coming back off a little injury and has bigger fish to fry right now … such as qualifying in the Jamaica Nationals trials for the worlds which is not only not certain but a mean feat if achieved given the strength of JA female sprinting at this moment
    Yes Sha’carri also has nationals , from previous history and performances she is the top of the USA Rosta and expected to qualify …
    No this isn’t a showdown it’s another hype fest .. used as click bait to drum up more USA v JA rivalry and animosity .
    The next showdown will in the World Championships where whoever makes the finals had better bring their “A” game because to the Victor the Spoils.
    This year , that’s where the bragging rights will be decided, nowhere else

  6. I just wish them all the best. They are my athletes and excited to see them in this race. I will take the results positively with a calm mind.

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