Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jamaican athletes head to the New York Diamond League

The list of Jamaican athletes down to participate in the New York Diamond League event at the Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island this Saturday, is headed by the nation’s undisputed global sprint queen, the highly decorated, Veronica Campbell-Brown and national junior record holder Yohan Blake.
Campbell-Brown, bolstered by two Olympic gold medals in the 200m, takes on that event where she will come up against 3 time world champion, Allyson Felix, with the US duo, Bianca Knight and Shalonda Solomon, TnT’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste and old stager, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas also in the hunt.
In the men’s 100m, Yohan Blake will take on T&T’s Richard Thompson, Keston Bledman, Aaron Armstrong and Marc Burns, Daniel Bailey of Antigua & Barbuda, the US pair, Ivory Williams and Michael Rodgers, and Jamaican teenager, Nickel Ashmeade. The women’s 400m will feature Jamaicans Melocia Clarke, Rosemarie Whyte and Shericka Williams against DeeDee Trotter and Monica Hargrove of the USA.

Men’s 400m hurdles action will see Jamaicans Isa Phillips, T&T’s young sensation, Jehue Gordon, Puerto Rican Javier Culson, US top boys, Bershawn Jackson and Kerron Clement, Felix Sanchez of Dominica and LJ van Zyl of South Africa.
Women’s 1500m – Kenia Sinclair vs Meseret Defar of Ethiopia
In the women’s 100m hurdles, Jamaican girls, Delloreen Ennis-London and Vonette Dixon will race against Canadians Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and Perdita Felicien, Americans Virginia Crawford, Lolo Jones and Tiffany Ofili.
In the high school action there will be in the girls’ 4×400m, St. Jago and Holmwood and in the boys’ equivalent, Vere Tech, Wolmer’s and Camperdown, along with Trinidad & Tobago. track alerts