Ja's Hawthorne lands coaching job
Former University of Connecticut sprinter, Jamaican Trisha Ann Hawthorne, is now the assistant coach of her alma mater. According to the university's website, Hawthorne was recently named to the post by head coach J.J. Clarke.
Hawthorne, who has represented Jamaica at both the World Junior Championships and the Under 23 North America Central America and Caribbean (NACAC), is one of the most outstanding past students of that institution where she attended between 2007-2011. With personal best times of 11.22 and 23.22 seconds in the 100 and 200 metres, she has 60, 100 and 200 metres indoor records at the institution and also has outdoor records in the 100 and 200 metres.
According to the school website, Hawthorne, who will coach the sprints, will also help in recruiting.
"We are thrilled to add Trisha Ann to our staff. She brings a wealth of experience on the track and come from a compliance and administrative background. We are excited to have her on board as we get ready for the indoor season," head coach Clarke said.
Hawthorne was also happy with her new job.
"Happy would be the word to choose for this new position," Hawthorne told the school's website.
Hawthorne will join another Jamaican, Clive Terrelonge, at the institution. Terrelonge, a former national 800m runner, is an associate head coach at the institution.
Van Wyk recalled to SA's T20 squad
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP):
Wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk has been recalled to South Africa's squad for the three-match Twenty20 international series against the West Indies in place of the injured Quinton de Kock.
Van Wyk has not played for the Proteas since the 2011 World Cup, and his return suggests that he is the front-runner to keep wicket at the 2015 edition should De Kock fail to recover from an ankle injury in time.
Meanwhile, J.P. Duminy and Aaron Phangiso will make their comebacks from injury during the three-match series, which gets underway in Cape Town on January 9.