Jamaica dominates sprint events in athletics competitions. One of the reasons for that is the abundance of talent. The likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Elaine Thompson have been spearheading the country’s success.
With age catching up, several other stars have already emerged, ready to fill in their shoes. These are some of the upcoming Jamaican sprinters you’ll hear about in the coming years.
Buy the best sprinting shoes on Amazon.
People Also Read: Why Brazil is Good at Football
Alana Reid was born on 20 January 2005 in Jamaica. She competes in the 60m, 100m and 200m events. She holds the junior record in the 100m after she clocked 10.92. This made her the fifth-fastest junior athlete. At the 2022 World U20 Championship, she ran 22.59 in the 200m and won a bronze medal.
Reid has five gold medals:
- Two at the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA Games U20) in the 100m and 4 by 100m relay.
- Two at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) 200m and 4 by 100m.
- One at the Pan American U20 Championship in the 100m
People Also Read: Chantelle Swaby’s Profile. What You Need to Know
At the 2022 World U20 Championships, Alexis James won a silver medal in the 100m hurdles. She also won gold with the 4 by 100m relay team in the same year. She’s also competed at the CARIFTA Games and ran a record of 13.06. Her personal best in the 100m and 100m hurdles is 11.44 and 12.87.
A good training bag is always worth your while. Check out Amazon.
People Also Read: NBA Players’ Careers Ruined With Injury
Brianna Lyston is another teenage sensation on the rise. At 13 years old, the sprinter broke the record in the U-13 Worlds after she finished the 200m in 23.72. In 2022, she became the fastest U20 sprinter in Jamaica after she clocked 22.53 in the Issa Boys and Girls Championships in Kingston.
Lyston also broke Simon Facey’s class 1 record on 22.71. In 2022, she joined Louisianna State University and will compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Join our Spotcovery Global Black Community Facebook Group for early access to exclusive content and to share in a lively discussion.
Born in March 2005, Kerrica Hill already has an impressive medal collection. She’s won three gold medals in the World Championships, one gold and silver at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC). Kerrica competes in the 100m and 100m. Her personal best times are 11.16 and 12.75, respectively.
People Also Read: Will Usain Bolt’s Record Ever Be Broken?
At 19 years old, upcoming Jamaican sprinter Tia Clayton has already broken two records. She was part of the team at the U20 World Championships in 2021 that completed the 4 by 100m relay in 42.92.
The following year, Tia also went into the record books again after the relay team finished the race in 42.59. She also competes in the 100m and 200m. Her personal best times in the two are 11.23 seconds and 23.41, respectively.
Tina is the twin sister of Tia. She was also part of the athletes at the U20 World Championship who finished the relay race in record time. Tina also competes in the 100m and 200m races. She clocked a record time of 10.95 in the 100m at the U20 World Championship in Nairobi. In the 200m, the fastest she’s run is 23.20.
These are upcoming Jamaica’s female sprinters you should expect to hear in the coming years.
Do you want a good water bottle? Visit Amazon. They have a wide collection with different colors and designs.
Nearly 80% of consumers visit directories with reviews to find a local business. List your business for free in our exclusive Spotcovery Black-Owned Business Directory.
Spotcovery offers unique and fresh daily content on Black culture, lifestyle, and experiences. We talk about everything black, black people, black-owned and black-owned businesses. We also deliver authentic and relevant content that will inform, inspire, and empower you! The future of black media is critical to today’s black experience! Our primary audience includes African Americans, Africans, Afro-Caribbean, and people of African heritage. Black culture is for the culture!