Bloomfield, Shaw head provisional Carifta team
FOLLOWING last weekend's Carifta trials, the JAAA has provisionally named 73 athletes to represent the country at the Carifta Games in St Georges, Grenada between March 26 to 28.
Defending Under-20 400- metre champion, Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College , heads the 19 athletes named in this category, while also included here are Jauavney James of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), impressive winner of the 400 metres hurdles at the Trials, long jumper O'Brien Wasome of Jamaica College and thrower Warren Barrett of Calabar High.
Closing off the list are Sean Bailey, Timor Barrett, Nathan Brown, Raheem Chambers, Rohan Cole, Kristoff Darby, Romario Douglas, Nigel Ellis, Garfield Gordon, Sanjae Lawrence, Andel Miller, Kevin Nedrick, Shevon Parkes, Jordan Scott and Lushane Wilson.
STETHS' Junelle Bromfield, an impressive winner in the 800 metres, will lead the girls in the Under 20 category. Joining her are Devia Brown, Rushelle Burton, Nicolee Foster, Janell Fullerton, Monifa Green, Semoy Hemmings, Tissanna Hickling, Kimone Hines, Tiffany James, Shannon Kallawan, Britny Kerr, Shanice Love, Sidney Marshall, Patrice Moody, Jessica Noble, Shanice Reid, Ashanni Robb and Sahjay Stevens.
Impressive 100 metres winner, Jhevaughn Matherson, is at the top of Under 18 boys' list. Others are Phillip Barnett, Zico Campbell, Shakwon Coke, Jon Marc Davis, Rasheeda Downer, Dashinelle Dyer, Nicholas Elliot, Keenon Lawrence, Leonardo Ledgister, Joel Morgan, Dashawn Morris, Kobe Jordan Rhooms, Dejour Russell, Michael Stephens, Roje Stone, Damion Thomas and Javantaye Williams.
Seventeen girl's have been selected for the Under-18 category, led St Jago High sprinter Kimone Shaw, the 100-metre winner at the Trials. Others are Annakay Allen, Brittany Anderson, Annia Ashley, Lamara Distin, Britnie Dixon, Cemore Donald, Shaniel English, Daszay Freeman, Michae Harriott, Aiko Jones, Chrisanni May, Myesha Nott, Shiann Salmon, Sanique Walker and Stacey Ann Williams.
Following the conclusion of this week ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships, seven more athletes will be added to the team, including the top girl for the heptathlon and the top boy for the octathlon.
The management team is: (chef de mission) Albert Corcho, Principal of Calabar High, (manager) Keith Wellington, Principal of STETHS, (assistant manager) Olive Forrester, Vere Technical, (head coach) Reynaldo Walcott, STETHS, (coaches) Andre Headley, KC, Mark Prince, St Andrew High, Shanieke Osbourne, Papine High and Lorna Vernon, Alpha Academy.