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KC's Harrison eyes Penn Relays double

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 4:04 AMShayne Fairman
Kingston College's head coach Neil Harrison.

 

KINGSTON COLLEGE’S head coach, Neil Harrison, is banking on top performances from his athletes in the 4x100 and 4x400 metres at this weekend’s Penn Relays in the United States.

Harrison’s KC will be trying to rebound from a 30-point loss to Calabar High at the recent Boys and Girls’ Championships and with titles and bragging rights up for grabs at the prestigious relay carnival, battle lines have already been drawn.

Harrison is of the view that any win over his school’s longtime rivals will be a welcome one.

“We are ready ... we are going after the 4x100m and the 4x400m and we are hoping that in the 4x800m we will do well,” he pointed out in a recent interview.

According to Harrison, the 4x100m this year would feel special. He stressed that the double would be nice.

“I won two titles with the 4x400m team, so I am pretty much interested in the 4x100m,” he continued, while adding: “Not that I am not interested in the 4x400m, but we will see how things work out.”

The coach said his charges are motivated to do well.

“Yes, especially coming out of last weekend’s 39.52 seconds clocking. The Penn Relays will be keenly contested, but we are optimistic. We are hoping that things will go in our favour,” added Harrison.

Anchor leg runner, Shivnarine Smalling told The Gleaner after their fast time at the MVP track meet that his KC team “changed up their 4x100m running order and are confident of victory ahead of Penns”.