(L-R) BrianaWilliams, ElaineThompson-Herah and SherickaJackson to class at the national championships

 The Jamaica athletics championships 2022 women short sprints update, as we Preview the short sprints

Reigning world 100 M champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was away in Paris setting a world-leading 10.67 seconds in the Paris Diamond diamond League she is to enter the 100m and 200M at the national championships. But as a virtue of being the current world champion in the 100m, she has the option to forgo the 100m. The 35-year-old said “she will be in action”, though it remains to be seen whether she’ll do the double. Fraser-Pryce has run a best of 22.41 seconds for the 200m and 10.67 in 100m this season

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Reigning world 100 M champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was away in Paris setting a world-leading 10.67 seconds in
Fraser-Pryce at Paris Diamond League

100 M bronze medalist Shericka Jackson is also in her final preparations for the senior trials. The 27-year-old Jackson’s personal best for the season is 10.92 seconds and 21.91 seconds over the 100m and 200 respectively.

And then there is two-time Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah had the season of her life last year and became the fastest living woman on her way to accomplishing a feat that no other woman in the history of the sport has done. Her 10.79 and 22.25 seconds put her in prime contention to get her back to the dizzying heights of 2021, winning the sprint double at the Tokyo Olympics  

Other notable athletes for the women’s 100m and their seasons’ best are Former Edwin Allen High standout and currently, of Texas, Kevona Davis at 10.95 seconds, Natalliah White of Tumbleweed, and Kember Nelson of the University of Oregon at 10.97 seconds, Brianna Williams of Ato Bolden at 10.98 seconds. Also, Jonelle Smith and others are also expected to sort out come Friday evening under the lights at the Jamaica National Stadium

In whatever order they should finish. The performances in the women’s sprints at the national championships could give an early indication if Jamaica’s women could sweep the medals in the 100 M for the second year. 


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