Briana Williams and Sada Williams headline Women’s 200m field for the 2023 Velocity Fest 12

Briana Williams, Stephenie Ann McPherson, and Sada Williams headline an elite women's 200m dash field at the 2023 Velocity Fest 12 on March 25.

Kingston, Jamaica (23 March 2025) — The 2023 Velocity Fest 12 meeting on Saturday at the National Stadium will feature a highly anticipated women’s 200-meter field, with Briana Williams, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Natasha Morrison, and Sada Williams among the headline acts. This meeting is part of the 2023 World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger series.

Williams, the World U20 sprint double champion in 2018, will continue her preparations for the Jamaica national trials when she takes on a solid lineup. The 21-year-old is the fastest entrant entering the event this weekend, having clocked a personal best time of 22.50 seconds in Tampere, Finland, en route to winning the global junior championship title. – Read more: Preview: 2023 Velocity Fest 12 attracts star-studded lineup in Kingston

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The Tokyo Olympic 4x100m relay gold medalist who is now part of the Titans Track Club and is being guided by Gregory Little and multiply global medalist Michael Frater, will be aiming to replicate her best form when she steps into the blocks on Saturday.

Sada Williams, the Barbadian 2022 Commonwealth Games 400m champion and world bronze medalist in the same event, will be Briana’s main rival this weekend, following her impressive early season form.

The MVP Track & Field Club sprinter is coming off a strong performance at the 2023 John Wolmer Speed Fest last Saturday and she will be confident about maintain her form for another weekend. Williams, who owns a personal best of 22.61 seconds, has already clocked times of 23.06 seconds and 23.12 seconds for the 200m this season.

The field will also feature other notable athletes, including world 4x100m relay silver medalist Kemba Nelson, back-to-back World U20 100m champion Tina Clayton, and two-time world 400m bronze medalist Stephenie Ann McPherson, all of whom will be looking to make their mark in the event.

Krystal Sloley, Natasha Morrison, Remona Burchell, and Shashalee Forbes are also scheduled to participate in the competition, with all athletes aiming to claim the top spot in the field.

The 2023 Velocity Fest 12 has enticed a plethora of top-tier fields, comprising primarily of home-based athletes, all vying to deliver exceptional performances before turning their attention to the becoming a spectator at the upcoming 2023 Boys and Girls High School Championships.

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2023 Velocity Fest 12 Women’s 200m Complete Field

Athlete NameCountryClubEventPBSB
Aishath Himna HassanMDVGC Foster College200m24.9025.74
Akrisa EristeeIVBMVP Track & Field Club200m24.13
Ashley WilliamsJAMSprinTec Track Club200m23.6323.64
Briana WilliamsJAMNike200m22.50
Kemba NelsonJAMElite Performance Track Club Jamaica200m22.7423.58
Krystal SloleyJAMMVP Track & Field Club200m23.8224.07
Natasha MorrisonJAMMVP Track & Field Club200m22.7423.13
Remona BurchellJAMSprinTec Track Club200m23.4023.57
Rohanna WrightJAMSwept Track Club Jamaica200m25.5025.50
Sada WilliamsBARMVP Track & Field Club200m22.6123.06
Shashalee ForbesJAMSprinTec Track Club200m22.7123.45
Srabani NandaINDMVP Track & Field Club200m23.29
Stephenie Ann McPhersonJAMMVP Track & Field Club200m22.9023.68
Tina ClaytonJAMMVP Track & Field Club200m23.25
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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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