Danielle Williams ran her personal best to take top honours in the women’s 200m at Saturday’s (18 Jan) Clemson Invitational.
Williams’ time, 23.12s, which got the better of Clemson junior and senior Sarah Hill, 23.55, and Rebekah Smith, 24.15, is also a world-leading time. It was Williams’ first 200m in six years.
The Doha 2019 World 100m hurdles bronze medallist now leads Americans Quanera Hayes, 23.16 and Kendra Harrison; the world 100m hurdles record holder, 23.18.
Kiara Grant, the 19-year-old Jamaican and Norfolk State University student, is fourth with 23.25 while compatriot Shian Hyde sits fifth with 23.37.
Leah Nugent, the other Jamaican in the event, and Williams’ TRS teammate finished fifth in 24.48. Nugent is a 400m hurdler.
American Kori Carter finished sixth in 24.67.
In the men’s 200m, former Calabar student Fabian Hewitt, representing Clemson, ran 21.40 to take the third spot. Marcus Parker, also of Clemson, 20.84 and Cameron Parker, untouched, 21.39 were the top two finishers.
Shardia Lawrence lept 13.34m to take second in the women’s triple jump. Imani Oliver won the event with 13.67m.
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