Briana Williams Passes Marion Jones' World Age Group Record in 100

Briana Williams just made history. 

On Saturday at the Bob Hayes Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida, the Oakland Park Northeast (FL) High sophomore broke a 27-year-old record held by Marion Jones in the 100m run, setting a new 15-year-old world age group record with a wind-legal time of 11.13 seconds (+1.7).


That puts Williams at the top of the national leaderboard in the 100m and it also gives her the fifth-fastest prep time of all time. It's also faster than any 100m run from last season. 

Girls 100m World Age Group Records (Reference)

5 16.12             1.6 Micahlena Cotton    USA 13 Jul 10 Orlando FL                  9 Jul 16
6 14.89             0.0 Stacey Onyepunuka   USA 18 Oct 06 Mesa AZ                     6 Jul 13
7 13.97            -0.4 Payton Payne        USA  3 Dec 07 Durham NC                  25 Jul 15
8 13.63             1.3 Lauren Williams     USA 25 Jul 99 Gardena CA                  8 Jun 08
9 12.67             1.7 Payton Payne        USA  3 Dec 07 Gboro NC                    9 Jul 17
10 12.54            1.5 Tia Jones           USA  8 Sep 00 Augusta GA                 26 Jun 11
11 12.25            1.9 Aniyah Brown        USA  06 Lawrence KS                      27 Jul 17
12 11.77            0.2 Tamari Davis        USA 15 Feb 03 Jacksonville FL             4 Apr 15
13 11.75           -0.2 Kimone Shaw         JAM 28 Sep 99 Kingston                   15 Mar 13
14 11.40            0.7 Ashton Purvis       USA 12 Jul 92 Sac. CA                    28 Apr 07
15 11.17            2.0 Marion Jones        USA 12 Oct 75 Norwalk CA                  1 Jun 91
16 10.98            2.0 Candace Hill        USA 11 Feb 99 Shline WA                   20 Jun 15
17 10.98            2.0 Candace Hill        USA 11 Feb 99 Shline WA                  20 Jun 15
18 10.89            1.8 Katrin Krabbe       GER 22 Nov 69 Berlin                     20 Jul 88
19 10.88            2.0 Marlies Oelsner     GER 21 Mar 58 Dresden                     1 Jul 77

But oddly enough, it doesn't set a new sophomore class record. That honor still belongs to Rockdale County (GA) graduate Candace Hill, who ran 10.98 seconds in 2015.

Perhaps it won't be long, though, before Williams makes another run for that elusive sub-11 second mark. She recently qualified for the JAA CARIFTA Games and previously owned a best of 11.30 (+1.6) from last season. She's coached by Trinidad & Tobago legend and former Olympian Ato Boldon, who also is an analyst for NBC. 

Williams is also seeking her first state championship in Florida. As a freshman, she finished second in the Class 2A championships behind Ka'Tia Seymour. 

Bob Hayes Invitational girls 100m final

PLACEATHLETE
TEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Briana Williams10Northeast HS (Oakland Park)11.131.71
2Aniya Harper10Westside High School11.881.71
3Zariere Dumas10Hillcrest11.891.71
4Ulani Toussaint12Miami Northwestern HS11.991.71
5Hannah Douglas9Olympia HS12.031.71
6Jacquevia Jones12Lincoln HS12.111.71
7Tiera Cleveland12Paxon School for Advanced Studies12.241.71
8Lamaria Washington9Miami Northwestern HS12.271.71


-Cory Mull

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