Williams keeping feet on the ground ahead of Canada trials
SPRINTER Jodie Williams has been used to smashing records lately but she insists just the win will do at the England Under 20&23 Championships this weekend.
STAYING COOL: Sprinter Jodie Williams is only bothered about topping the podium in Bedford this weekend
The 16-year-old Herts Pheonix runner has burst onto the scene this season, with her most recent success coming at the CAU Inter-Counties Championships in Bedford on May 31 where she smashed the UK junior 100m record.
Her time of 11.24 seconds came just a week after she stormed into the history books at the Loughborough International as she ran a time of 22.79 in the 200m - the fourth-quickest time for an under-17 woman in history.
But with the England Under 20&23 Championships at Bedford doubling up as the trials for July's World Junior Championships in Canada, Williams is concentrating on simply topping the podium to confirm her seat on the plane.
"Even though I already have the qualifying times for the Junior World Championships I need to finish first in Bedford to guarantee my place for Canada so I will be going there determined to get the win," said Williams.
"It is a weight off my shoulders to already have the times because I know a few girls are struggling to get them and it is quite tough out there.
"But I will not be sitting back and I am desperate to make it to Canada so will be going out there for the win.
"I am not too worried about running a new fastest time. I can just go out there, relax a bit more and hopefully get the win so I can make it to Canada."