Danielle Williams 100m Hurdles

Danielle Williams was the only Jamaican winner on Friday’s (24 January) opening day of the Bob Pollock Meet in Clemson.

Jamaica’s Beijing 2015 World 100m hurdles champion, Williams, won the women’s 300m, the first of her career, in 37.21 seconds.

Williams, the Doha 2019 100m hurdles bronze medallist, was the only runner below 38 seconds. Two other Jamaicans, Patrice Moody, representing Auburn, 40.93, Leah Nugent, DQ’ed, were also apart of the event.

Natoya Goule did not start.

The men’s 300m saw a clash of 400m hurdlers. BVI’s Kyron McMaster, 32.91 beat his training partner and Jamaican Kemar Mowatt, 33.57s.

In the women’s 400m, Tovea Jenkins ran 54.24 to finish behind winner T’Sheila Mungo, 53.64.

Cameron Parker ran 47.35 to win the men’s 400m.

In the women’s 60m dash for Olympic Development athletes, Guyanese Jasmine Abrams, 7.28 and Chantel Malone of BVI, 7.55, were third and fifth respectively. Javianne Oliver won the race in 7.16s.

Jeremy Bascom of Guyana with 6.78 took second behind American Maurice Eaddy, 6.65, in the men’s Olympic Development 60m dash.

Ka’Tia Seymour of Florida State topped the women’s 60m dash in 7.25 while Christopher Grant of Auburn took the men’s race in 6.66.

Tia Jones won the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.12, beating Imani Carothers 8.20. Kori Carter was fourth in 8.40s.

Trey Cunningham won the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.67. Caleb Parker was second in 7.68 while Aleec Harris, who competed at the Beijing 2015 and London 2017 World Athletics Championships for the USA, did not start after qualifying for the final with 7.79s.

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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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