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Williams headlines World University Games team

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 5:25 PMRaymond Graham
Danielle Williams

FOLLOWING her victory at Sunday's National Senior Championships in the women's 100 metres hurdles in 12.71 seconds, Danielle Williams, who captured her second national title in three years, will be headlining Jamaica's team to the World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea.

Williams will be hoping to improve on the bronze medal she won two years ago in Kazan, Russia.

Following her impressive personal best of 1:59.92, in finishing second behind Natoya Goule in the women's 800 metres to book her spot to the Beijing World Senior Championships, the University of Technology's Simoya Campbell will also be in attendance at the Games, where she will compete in the two-lap event.

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Other females selected to Jamaica's team are National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II heptathlon champion, Salcia Slack of New Mexico Heights University, who will compete in the multi-discipline event; Tovea Jenkins of Johnson C Smith University, who will compete in the 400 metres; Ronda Whyte of G.C. Foster College, who in the 400m hurdles; G.C. Foster College's Kedisha Dallas, in the 200m; along with Shimarya Williams and Megan Simmonds of the University of Technology (UTech), who will contest the 100m and the 100m hurdles, respectively.

Four males are on the team, led by University of Nebraska's Chad Wright, who finished third in the discus and fourth in the shot put at the recent National Senior Championships: AndrÈ Clarke of G.C. Foster College, in the men's 400m hurdles; Kemarley Brown of UTech, who will compete in the 100m; and Louisiana State University (LSU)'s Fitzroy Dunkley, who will compete in the 400m.

The local delegation will leave the island this morning, as head of delegation Anthony Davis, head coach Donald Hawthorne and assistant manager Delta Wright are already in Gwanju.

Track and field action will begin on Tuesday, July 8.