Jamaica double Under-20 World champion Briana Williams will return to the track this weekend when she competes in the 300m and 150m event at the Christmas Classic All-Distance Meet in Freeport, Bahamas, on December 18 and 19.
Williams last competed officially in the 60m in February 2020 at the Millrose Games. She was unable to compete much during the 2020 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that prompted the cancellation of several local and international meets.
Her coach Trinidad and Tobago sprint star Ato Boldon believes her competing in the Christmas Classic will be good for her as preparation intensifies for the 2021 season, “The truth is, Briana trains much better when she’s chasing something like getting ready for a meet. This is not a big meet as it’s still December, but she is training so well that I want to break up the monotony which this meet allows for.”
Williams is also looking forward to the preseason challenge. “I’m super excited to be competing in The Bahamas. I can’t wait to see how I’ll do with my time because my coach has been saying that I’ve been doing well in training this year. I’ve seen a big improvement over last year and I just can’t wait to see what I can do and if I can even catch a personal best in both events.”
The Christmas Classic All-Distance Meet is being hosted by the Neymour’s Athletic Club, with the 300m slated for Friday and the 150m on Saturday.