The women 100m finals went in the blink of an eye with all of Jamaica’s biggest stars lining up to test their mettle against each other at the Supreme Ventures Jamaica Championships at the National Stadium on Friday night, July 1.

With Elaine Thompson running the fastest time of 10.85 in the semifinals, the stage was set and she delivered in 10.70 seconds, equaling Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s National Record.

“I am feeling good, I came out with a PB, I’m excited,” said Thompson.

“I wasn’t that healthy, so to come out here and run 10.70 and I really surprised,” added the World Championships 200m silver medallist.

Olympic and World champion, Fraser-Pryce, was second in 10.93 and the new kid on the block, Christania Williams, finished third in a personal best time of 10.97.

“I am satisfied to be honest. I am really exited and I have to give God all the glory tonight, because it’s definitely being a rough season,” said Fraser-Pryce, who is recovering from a toe injury.

As for Williams, “running 10.97 is really impressive. I must give thanks to God for that. I still need to work on the last 40 metres of my race.”

The veteran, Veronica Campbell-Brown, finished fourth in a disappointing 11.10 seconds.

Rounding off the relay pool is Simone Facey at 11.11 and Sashalee Forbes, 11.17 seconds.


By Kino-Ray Cummings

Kino-Ray is a trained and certified level 1 IAAF coach out of Linstead St. Catherine, who joined the team in 2016. A Track and Field enthusiast from birth, he began writing articles and covering stories for Trackalerts, using knowledge gained from his studies of the sport to validate his analysis and opinions on various issues in Track and Field. He has also coached and taught professionally, at the Primary level.

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