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Williams is Penn Relays most outstanding schoolgirl athlete

Posted by Dresonic on April 28, 2007

Kimberly Williams of Vere Technical poses
with her winning prize after her victory in the
Triple Jump for high
school girls at the Penn Relays yesterday. (Phtoto: Collin Reid)


PHILADELPHIA, USA – Vere
Technical’s record breaking triple jumper Kimberly Williams was
yesterday named the Most Outstanding High schoolgirl athlete at the
113th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field on the University of
Pennsylvania campus, near down town Philadelphia.

Williams, who broke the record
with a 12.91m measurement, coming on her final effort, was recognised
as she became the first three-time winner of the event.

Despite the award, Williams, who
heard of the news only after she was interviewed by the Sporting World,
said she was happy, but added: “It does not make up for not getting the
longer mark.”

Williams, who set the record
13.51m at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Champs
in March and also won at CARIFTA
Games, said Vere Technical were considering appealing the decision not
to recognise two jumps of over 13m she made in the first round.

The marks were not recorded
officially as the officials explained they had not measured them with
the steel tape, using only the laser measurement.

The jumps can only be recognised as records if they are measured with the steel tape.

Williams is the second Jamaican
athlete to win the girls award after Edwin Allen High’s Sherene Pinnock
won the award after breaking the record in the 400m hurdles last year.

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