Jamaican Sprinter Wins U.S. High School Award

South Florida-based Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams has been named “High School Athlete of the Year” by the United States publication Track and Field News.

willians braWilliams, who attends Northeast High School, achieved major success in 2019, winning sprint gold at the CARIFTA Games in the Caribbean and the Under-20 Pan Am Games. She also qualified for Jamaica’s senior team to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, but drug tests conducted on Williams at the national trials showed an adverse analytical finding. She was given a reprimand, but declined to compete at the championships.