This weekend was crazy for Jamaicans because it was Champs weekend and for those of you who do not know what that is let me give you a brief synopsis.
Girls and boys Champs is traditionally the largest most celebrated sporting competition for high school kids on the island and the rivalries are serious!! If you are an alum as I am for one of the schools who participated you are officially required to wear the colors of the school you represent or cheer for.
One athlete caught the eyes of international media and that was 12-yr old Brianna Lyston who according to the Daily Mail could be some serious competition to Usain Bolt in the future. Of course Usain and many of us cannot wait to see the future athletes from the island have in store as they get educated and take their skills to the next level and it was awesome to get a taste of it this weekend.
Read below from the Daily Mail:
Jamaica may have another sprinting sensation on their hands, after a 12-year-old female athlete posted a record time at the 2017 Boys and Girls Championships over the weekend.
Brianna Lyston left her competitors in her wake to win the 200m race in the Caribbean nation, clocking a time of 23.72 seconds – almost within two seconds of the senior world record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the 1988 Olympics.
Lyston, who attends St Jago High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, finished 0.88 seconds ahead of her nearest rival Oneika McAnnuff to win the 200m final, and she showed she’s not bad at shorter distances either.
Watch this race:
Brianna is too amazing! Our future looks bright!