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Shericka Jackson — ‘A Blazing Fire’

Shericka Jackson, “this girl is on fire, and she’s hotter than fantasy.”

She has speed and displays power on the track like no one can — devouring 10.65 sec, a world-leading time to retain her title at the recent Jamaica National Athletics Championships.

Only world-recorder holders Florence Griffith-Joyner, Marion Jones, Elaine Thompson-Herah, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have run faster than the newly minted Jamaica sprint queen.

She credited her goal-setting mindset as her method of rising to the occasion.

Beating her 10.78 sec set earlier in the year was her quest in this meet.

“I rewrote the time again this morning and I stuck it on the fridge, and I said today is the day. I’m happy I did it in Jamaica, and now it’s time to go back to the drawing board,” Jackson told reporters.

Jackson also has her eyes set on the 200 meters, another one of her pet events.

She had already secured a bye to the upcoming World Championships in Budapest for the 200m event. However, she is taking advantage of the local meet opportunity.

“For me personally, the hundred was the focus. I already have a bye in the 200, but because I haven’t run so many 200s this year, I definitely want to run the 200 at the championships,” Jackson explained. “Every time I touch the track, I want to run fast. If it doesn’t happen, I’m still grateful. But if I do run fast, I’m super grateful.”

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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