Sun | Sep 24, 2017

Powell, Williams head World Indoor team

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 3:00 AMDania Bogle
Danielle Williams
Asafa Powell
1
2

World Champs 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell headline Jamaica?s 24 member squad to the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre in Portland, Oregon, from March 17-20.

The women?s team of 13 also includes World Championships 4x400m relay gold medallist Stephenie Ann McPherson and 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson.

Triple jumper Shanieka Thomas, combined events specialist Salcia Slack, and 800m runner Natoya Goule, who were members of the 2015 World outdoor squad, have also been included.

The remaining females are Simone Facey, Patricia Hall, Chrisann Gordon, Samantha Scarlett, Anneisha McLaughlin, Verone Chamber and Ronda Whyte.

On the men?s side, Powell headlines the 11-member squad, which includes world outdoor championships 110m hurdles finalist and 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division One 60m hurdle champion Omar McLeod.

National record holder and 2013 NCAA 5000m champion Kemoy Campbell, Kevaughn Rattray, Odean Skeen, Ricardo Chambers, Fitzroy Dunkley, Nathon Allen, Dane Hyatt, Demar Murray, and Demish Gaye complete the line-up.

Glaring absences from this squad include 2014 WIC 60m gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and men?s 60m silver medallist Nesta Carter.

Trevor Campbell heads the management team, with Marvin Anderson and Merlene Hamilton listed as team officials.

delegation

The delegation is completed by Jason Strachan (team doctor), Fitz Coleman (technical leader), Maurice Westney and Mark Elliott (coaches), Alvin Green (masseur), and Morine Dawson, (masseuse). The team will depart on March 16 and return on March 21.

Jamaica won five medals at the last World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, in 2014.