College Sports Carib
Jamaican female quarter-mile prospect Stacey-Ann Williams joins defending National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Track & Field champions Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO).
The University is a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in Division I of the NAIA and has a history of signing Jamaican athletes.
Last season Shadae Hylton, Shantae Green, Kerry-Ann Scott, Chantal Pennie, Argyana Bolton, Xuxa Peart and Kimona Smikle,) led the Lady Knights to their first outdoor track & field national championship in more than a decade and only the third in school history.
The 19 year old Williams will be joined at the New Orleans-based University by former Kingston College and Utech athlete Twain Crooks as he switches from ASA Miami.
While representing Jamaica as a junior Williams won 4x400m relay silver and bronze at the 2016 IAAF World Youth Championships and 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships respectively.
She also was a finalist in the 400 metres at the U20 championships in July, finishing 6th.
The former St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) standout finished amongst the medals in the 400m the last three years at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls Championships, winning the title in 2017.
She has a personal best of 52.60 and 23.98 in the 200m.