Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah are among 33 women down to contest the 100m at this weekend’s Jamaica Olympic Trials.
Fraser-Pryce, who recently became the second-fastest woman of all time, will enter with her 10.63s lifetime best clocking.
She is also the World champion and two-time Olympic champion (Beijing 2008 and London 2021).
Thompson-Herah, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sprint double champion, has a season-best of 10.78.
Natasha Morrison, 10.87, Briana Williams, 10.97 and Kemba Nelson, 10.98 are the only other Jamaicans under 11 seconds this season.
Thompson-Herah with 22.54, Shericka Jackson, 22.63, Fraser-Pryce, 22.66, Kevona Davis, 22.78 and Natalliah Whyte, 22.88 are the five fastest 200m runners.
In the men’s sprints, Jamaicans are below par this season.
Not one single Jamaican has broken 10 seconds this season as Nigel Ellis with 10.04, Yohan Blake and Dovonte Burnett, both with 10.05, are the closest.
Burnett, 20.29 and Tyquendo Tracey, 20.47, are the only Jamaicans under 20.5 this season.
The best in the women’s 400m are Stacey-Ann Williams, 50.34, Chris-Ann Gordon-Powell, 50.84 and Charokee Young, 50.85.
The men’s 400m is far off the pace as no one has gone sub-45. Sean Bailey, 45.24 and Christopher Taylor, 45.67, are the top two.
In the women’s 100m hurdles, some fireworks are expected from Britany Anderson, 12.58, Danielle Williams, 12.66 and Ackera Nugent, 12.76. Shimayra Williams, 12.83, Dazay Freeman, 12.85 and Megan Tapper, 12.87, will also be in the party.
Omar McLeod, who has a season-best of 13.01, should easily win the men’s 110m hurdles.
Ronda Whyte, 54.33, Janieve Russell, 54.75, Shiann Salmon, 54.97, Leah Nugent, 55.34 and Rushell Clayton, 56.80 are the top five in the women’s 400m hurdles.
Leonardo Ledgister, 48.79 and Kemar Mowatt, 48.91, are the only sub-49 400m hurdles runners in 2021.
Shanieka Ricketts, 14.98m, Kimberly Williams, 14.69m and Sabina Allen, 14.21m, are the leading three in the women’s triple jump.
The men’s triple jump will be the battle of the college men—Carey McLeod, 17.17m and O’Brien Waysome, 17.05m.
Tajay Gayle, 8.69m, will be challenged by McLeod, 8.34m, and Damar Forbes, 8.29m in the men’s long jump.
Shadae Lawrence, 67.06 and Shanice Love, 62.69m, are the top two in the women’s discus.
The men’s discus will have Fedrick Dacres, 66.01m, Kai Chang, 63.33m, Traces Smikle, 62.14 and Roje Stona, 61.95m.
Danniel Thomas-Dodd is down for the women’s shot put with her 19.26m season-best.