Illness forces Briana Williams out

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After placing third in the senior 100 metre finals on Friday night in a new National Junior Record and World Youth Best 10.94 seconds (0.6m/s) Briana Williams will not take any further part in the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Championships, according to her coach Ato Boldon.yar

In a social media post last night, Boldon said the 17-year-old Florida based runner had competed on Friday "with a pretty high fever" and they would be requesting a medical exemption for the remainder of the championships.

Williams finished behind new champion Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, both of who were credited with the same time, 10.73 seconds, fastest in the world so far.

"She's coming down with something, so we will seek a medical exemption for her in the 200m from JAAA this morning. She's out of the remainder of the Jamaican Championships," the post also said.

Williams was scheduled to compete in the women's 200m which started on Saturday morning with the first round but will instead watch from the stands.

The medical exemption means that is she able to prove her fitness and runs faster times prior to the selection of the various teams she would be considered by the JAAA selection committee.

Williams will make herself available for a number of meets this summer before the World Championships in Doha in late September.

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