Britany Anderson wins silver at Wold U20 Championships

Brittany Anderson ran a personal best in preliminary rounds at the American Track League on Sunday (7 Feb) in Arkansas, USA.

Anderson broke eight seconds for the first time when she crossed the line in 7.96 seconds behind Tiffany Porter of Great Britain. Porter ran 7.95.

Anderson beat her previous best of 8.02 done in New York in February 2020.

Russell Burton, the other Jamaican run the field, ran 8.41 for the sixth fastest time. She is also into the final set for 6:49 pm EST (5:49 Jamaica time).

LSU’s student-athlete Tonea Marshall, American rising star, false start.

Americans Gabbu Cunningham, 8.10 and Ashley Spencer, 8.29 and Isabelle Pedersen of Norway, 8.32 will all return for the final.

Christania Williams, for the third time this season, ran 7.18. She won heat 1 of the women’s 60m dash and will face heat two winner and Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, who topped heat 2 in 7.17.

At the first meet in this series, Okagbare ran 7.17 to beat Williams, 7.18.

Andre Ewers failed to make the final of the men’s 60m. Ewers’ 6.75 for fourth in heat two and ninth overall did not make it. Americans Ronnie Baker, 6.58 and Trayvon Bromell, 6.61 lead the way.

Bromell is the world’s leader with 6.48.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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