Briana Williams happy with her day's work at USATF Golden Games

By May 10, 2021

Briana Williams is very satisfied with her outing at the USATF Golden Games in California yesterday.

The 19-year-old rising star ran a season-best 11.09 in the preliminaries of the 100m and then came back to ruin 11.15 to finish third in the final that was won by the outstanding American Sha Carri Richardson, who clocked 10.77, her third time under 10.8 in as many races this season.

With tired legs, Williams then ran the 200m finishing eighth in 22.96 in the race won by American Gabby Thomas in 22.12, the second-fastest time in the world this year. Allyson Felix ran 22.26 for second place in her season-opener.

Afterwards, Williams let her fans know how she felt about the day’s work.

“What a great day. Feeling like myself again,” she posted on Facebook. “Coach challenged me to run three races in two hours and it went (mostly) well.

“100m heats - an easing-up 11.09 one of my fastest-ever times in just 100m race number two since 2019. 100m final - third place 11.15 into a headwind. 200m final - (22.96w and dead last no legs left ?) but the work was necessary after no indoor season and working around an early-year injury.”

Williams has had a limited number of outings this season. She opened up outdoors with an 11.28 100m at the USATF Grand Prix in Eugene, Oregon on April 24. On that occasion, she just missed out on advancing to the final of the 100m that was won by Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare in a season-best 10.97.

 

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