Shericka Jackson Sets New Meet Record with 10.78 at Racers Grand Prix

Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson showed her class in the women’s 100m event at the Racers Grand Prix held at the National Stadium on Saturday.

Jackson dominated the race, crossing the finish line in a season’s best and meet record time of 10.78 seconds, narrowly missing her personal best of 10.71 set in Monaco last year. Her impressive time also ranks as the joint second-fastest in the world for this year.

The current world leader in the women’s 100m, American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, holds a time of 10.76 seconds, just marginally ahead of Jackson’s outstanding performance.

Securing second place was Anthony Strachan from Barbados, who achieved a season’s best time of 10.99 seconds. Meanwhile, Shashalee Forbes, representing Jamaica, finished third with a time of 11.07 seconds.


As the reigning world champion in the 200m, Jackson credited her success to the recent progress she has made in her training. She specifically highlighted the work she has done with her coach on the first 30 meters of the race, expressing satisfaction with her performance. “Coach and I have been working on the first 30m, and tonight I think I did great,” said Jackson. She also mentioned her goal of achieving times of 10.50 and 10.60 seconds later in the season, emphasising her determination to continue progressing.

In the women’s 100m ‘B’ race, Remona Burchell delivered an impressive performance, securing a notable victory. Burchell sprinted to the finish line in a season’s best time of 11.17 seconds, surpassing Tia Clayton, who achieved a lifetime best of 11.23 seconds to claim second place. Briana Williams, who initially led the race until the final stretch, finished third with a time of 11.30 seconds.

In the men’s 100m event, Christian Coleman, widely regarded as one of the best starters in history and holding the world indoor 60m record, emerged as the victor. The American sprinter quickly distanced himself from the field and crossed the line in an impressive time of 10.03 seconds.

Kadrian Goldson from Jamaica displayed a strong finish to secure second place, setting a lifetime best time of 10.08 seconds, while Emanuel Archibald from Guyana claimed the third spot with a time of 10.23 seconds.

In the men’s 100m ‘B’ race, Michael Campbell prevailed with a season’s best time of 10.08 seconds, outpacing his Jamaican compatriot Tyquendo Tracey, who clocked a season’s best time of 10.26 seconds. Kuron Griffith from Barbados achieved a lifetime best of 10.30 seconds, securing third place.

The Racers Grand Prix provided an exciting showcase of exceptional sprinting talent, with Shericka Jackson and Christian Coleman leaving their mark with outstanding performances in the women’s and men’s 100m events, respectively.


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