Jamison Captures Pair of Silver Medals at U20 World Championships
CALI, Colombia (Aug. 5, 2022) – South Carolina freshman Jayla Jamison added to her legacy on Friday afternoon in Cali, Colombia after taking home a pair of silver medals for Team USA in the 2022 U20 Track & Field World Championships. Jamison captured silver in the 200-meter dash and aided the United States in claiming silver in the 4×100-meter relay.
Jamison’s journey to the 200-meter finals began on Thursday afternoon in the preliminary stages when she ran the second-fastest qualifying time with a mark of 23.36, winning her heat by 0.40 seconds. Later in the evening, Jamison punched her ticket to the 200-meter finals, winning her heat yet again. The West Columbia, S.C. native set a new personal record in the semifinals with a time of 23.01, besting her previous mark of 23.02.
Jamison saved her best performance for last, crushing her newly acquired PR with a time of 22.77 in the 200-meter finals to claim the silver medal. Jamison was the highest finisher for the United States in the 200m race, sandwiched between a pair of runners from Jamaica, including Brianna Lyston who won the event with a time of 22.65.
Jamison’s efforts in the 200m race granted her a spot in the 4x100m relay for Team USA. Jamison did not run in the preliminary heats but was first out of the blocks for the United States and helped her team to a time of 43.28 to claim the runner-up finish. Jamaica took home gold in the relay with a time of 42.59, followed by the United States and then host country Colombia (44.59).