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Jeanine Williams shines at Clemson meet

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer
Williams (left).

THERE was success for Jamaica’s Jeanine Williams, while there were second-place finishes for Briana Williams and Shian Hyde at the Clemson Orange and Purple Elite meet in South Carolina, USA, on Saturday.

Competing unattached, Jeanine Williams, the former Immaculate Conception High athlete who recently went professional, won the women’s 60m hurdle final in 8.07 seconds; as Tia Jones, representing Adidas, finished second in 8.15 seconds; and Imani Crothers from the University of Georgia took third in 8.25 seconds.

Briana Williams, the 2018 World Athletics Under-20 sprint double champion, who clocked 7.27 seconds in the preliminary round of the women’s 60m to be the fastest qualifier, had to settle for second in the final in 7.25 seconds, a personal best time in the event. Florida State University’s Jayla Kirkland won the event in 7.17 seconds, and Gabrielle Cunningham, competing unattached, was third in 7.27 seconds.

Hyde, the former St Catherine High standout, now competing for Louisianna State University, took the runner-up spot in the Women’s 200m after clocking 23.37 seconds. Quanara Haynes, competing for Life Speed, took the won in 23.16 seconds, as Stephanie Davis out of South Carolina University placed third in 23.60 seconds.