Freeman Could Not Walk Away
When her career as a world class 100 metres hurdler was over, Michelle Freeman could not walk away from the sport she loved. That motivation has led her through more than a decade as a fulltime coach. Freeman says it is her way of giving back.
McLeod is Something Big - Ricketts
Carey McLeod is bounding forward in the horizontal jumps and at least one interested observer can see him making Jamaica a power on the international scene. That's the view from Kerrylee Ricketts, coach of 2019 World Championship triple jump runner-up Shanieka Ricketts. According to the expert coach, McLeod is something big.
Bright Future for Jamaica in Women's Triple Jump
With Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams flying the flag internationally, the women's triple jump is becoming an event Jamaica can rely on for medals at the highest level. Moreover, according to one expert, Ricketts and Williams could inspire a new generation of champions. That expert is Shanieka's coach, Kerry-Lee Ricketts and he sees at least three young prospects who could make the grade.
New Generation: Meet Kemba Nelson
Jamaica has been producing top sprinters for generations and Kemba Nelson could be next. She zoomed into the spotlight at the recent NCAA Indoor Championships with a stunning win in the 60 metres, clocked in 7.05 seconds, the number 2 time for the distance this year. Dazzled by her big breakthrough, Nelson says her confidence has been boosted.
KENIA - Two Silvers in 12 Days
All Kenia Sinclair wanted to do during her athletics career was make Jamaicans believe they could excel in the middle distances. Her efforts were boosted in two big races twelve days apart in 2006, as she won silver medals over 800 metres at both the World Indoor Championships and the Commonwealth Games.
Rajay Hamilton Finds His Calling - 800m
After rocketing up the Jamaica all-time indoor 800 metres performance list, Rajay Hamilton says that he has found his calling. On February 21, he chopped his personal best to 1:47.57 to become the fourth fastest Jamaican in history. The fast time has called him back to an event he had not run in three years.
Big Jamaican Contingent for NCAA Indoors
Twenty-Three (23) Jamaicans will converge in Fayetteville at the University of Arkansas to contest the NCAA Indoor Championships, which begins on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Led by triple jump favourite Carey McLeod and precocious hurdler Ackera Nugent, they will seek individual honours and team points in the climax to the collegiate indoor season. McLeod is favoured to extend a run of Jamaican successes in the triple.
Morgan's National Indoor 800 Record Turns 25
In 1996, Alex Morgan was part of a George Mason University team chasing it NCAA title. Morgan's mission was to contribute with a big run in the 800 metres. He was so successful that he set a Jamaica indoor record that endured for 25 years.