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

Josh Kerr Smashes NCAA 1500m Record!

New Mexico’s Josh Kerr broke the NCAA 1500m record on Friday night, running 3:35.01 at the Bryan Clay Invitational. The mark eclipses Sydney Maree’s 3:35.30 that has stood since 1981.

Phyllis Francis Double, Spicy Men’s 4x400 On Tap At Michael Johnson Invite

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Some of the NCAA’s best sprinters will descend on Waco, Texas, looking for fast times at the Michael Johnson Invitational. Joining the top talent from Arkansas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and Baylor will be several professional athletes—including 2017 world 400m champion Phyllis Francis. You can watch the meet live on FloTrack and find the full schedule and entries here. 

After Year-Long Layoff, Marathoner Laura Thweatt Is Back

Photo Run

There's at least one top U.S. marathoner who didn't compete in Boston this week.

Dominique Scott-Efurd Joins Forces With Emma Coburn

South African national record holder and five-time NCAA champion Dominique Scott-Efurd announced on Friday that she is joining the training group that includes world championship gold medalist Emma Coburn. The group, which is coached by Coburn’s husband Joe Bosshard, is based in Boulder, Colorado, and also includes Aisha Praught-Leer and Kaela Edwards.

House Of Run: What Will Be The Legacy Of The 2018 Boston Marathon?

© Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

On the latest episode of the House of Run podcast, Jason and Kevin discuss Desiree Linden becoming the first American woman to win Boston since 1985, Yuki Kawauchi's comeback victory, the bizarre top five in both races, the panoply of DNFs, and the horrific weather in Boston.

Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba To Chase World Record At London Marathon

Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly

It's hard to imagine a 26.2-mile race topping the drama of Monday's Boston Marathon, but the high-profile athletes assembled in London and lofty goals vocalized for this Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon indicate that track fans may very well get two of the best marathons ever in a span of six days. 

London Marathon Men's Preview: Eliud Kipchoge Could Break World Record

Photo Run

The only athletic accomplishment that reigning Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has left to garner is an official world record in the marathon. His 2:00:25 at the Nike Breaking2 Event in Monza last May didn't count for official record-keeping, but the race did prove he is more than capable of bettering Wilson Kipsang's 2:02:57 world record—given the conditions are cooperative.

After Winning The Boston Marathon, Yuki Kawauchi Heads Back To The Office

© Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

In the midst of the post-race parties on Monday night, Yuki Kawauchi had a call to make. The surprise winner from Japan had been Boston Marathon champion for less than 12 hours but was concerned about work obligations back home. Kawauchi's victory meant that he was scheduled to attend the Tuesday-morning press conference in Boston, delaying his travel back to Japan. 

Bowerman Bonaza And Josh Kerr: Five Events To Watch At Bryan Clay

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 By Lincoln Shryack

University Of Texas, Oregon Will Host 2019-2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships

The next two editions of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are officially coming to Austin, Texas, at the University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium— a scant three miles from FloSports HQ. We'd like to think that the NCAA took our article picking ATX as the best potential new host venue into consideration, but the truth is much simpler than that: the Longhorns' stadium is badass.