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Shericka Jackson wins the 2019 Jamaica Trials 400m title
Shericka Jackson wins women’s 400m title at 2019 Jamaica Trials

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Thompson-Herah, Fraser-Pryce and Jackson run sub-11 in heats at 2021 Jamaica trials

Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson run sub-11 seconds to win their heats when at the 2021 Jamaica Olympic trials.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson all broke the barrier 11-seconds when winning their respective heats at the 2021 Jamaica Olympic trials, while Briana Williams was also a heat winner on Day One at the championships on Thursday.

Jackson, the Olympic 400m bronze medalist, clocked the fastest time in the preliminaries when winning heat three with a personal best of 10.91 seconds (0.4m/s), her first-ever sub-11 seconds clocking. Her fellow MVP training partner Natasha Morrison finished second in the heat in 11.06s.

Double Olympic sprint champion Thompson-Herah was the second-fastest qualifier from the heat with a time of 10.96s (1.0m/s) and she looked very comfortable when winning heat two.

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Thompson-Herah’s coach Stephen Francis said the Rio 2016 sprint queen was in the form of her life and she showed a glimpse of what is to come later on at these trials with her heat-winning performance. Natalliah Whyte, also of MVP clocked 11.14s for second place and advanced to the semis as well.

World-leader Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the 2021 world leader and fastest woman alive, cruised to victory in heat one with a time of 10.97s (1.1m/s). The 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion got off to a quick start and ran for about 50m before easing home ahead of Shashalee Forbes who ran 11.13s for second place.

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Meanwhile, national junior record holder Briana Williams showed her class when winning her heat as well in 11.00s (0.5m/s). The 19-year-old who is coached by Trinidad and Tobago’s sprint legend Ato Boldon, also looked in command when winning the fourth and final preliminary heat.

NCAA fourth-place finisher Kemba Nelson was second to Williams in 11.05, while former Edwin Allen standout Kevona Davis was just below her personal best after she recovered from a very poor start to rushed back into an automatic qualifying spot – taking third in 11.19. That time was a season’s best for the University of Texas freshman.

The women’s 100m semi-finals and final at the 2021 Jamaica Olympic trials will take place on Friday.

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Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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