World Under-20 sprint double gold medallist Briana Williams, Commonwealth champion Kimberly Williams and world silver medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd are among 12 Jamaicans who are down to compete at the USATF Grand Prix on Saturday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
The USATF Grand Prix is the first World Athletics Continental Tour Gold standard meeting of 2021.
Briana Williams is down to compete in the women’s 100m, which is being held as part of the Oregon Relays.
Briana Williams opened her season last Saturday with a 22.93-second clocking for sixth place in the women’s 200m at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting in Miramar, Florida. This will be the 19-year-old first 100m race for the season.
The entry list also includes two other Jamaicans – Kemba Nelson and Christania Williams.
Joining the Jamaicans are USA’s multiple world and Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix, Ivory Coast’s world indoor 60m champion Murielle Ahoure, Nigeria’s world and Olympic medallist Blessing Okagbare, 2019 US champion Teahna Daniels and 2016 world U20 champion Candace Hill.
Kimberly Williams will face off with in-form Thea LaFond of Dominica and the USA’s Tori Franklin in the women’s triple jump.
Thomas-Dodd faces the current Olympic champion Michelle Carter, US champion Chase Ealey, world fourth-placer Maggie Ewen and Olympic fifth-placer Raven Saunders in the women’s shot put.
The other Jamaicans on the entry list are Jermaine Brown and Tyquendo Tracey (men’s 100m); Seinoj-Jay Givens and Christopher Taylor (men’s 200m); Clive Pullen (men’s triple jump); Brittany Anderson and Rushelle Burton (women’s 100m hurdles).