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Blake, McLaughlin-Whilby named World Relays team captains

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:40 AMRobert Bailey
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Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

NASSAU, Bahamas:
2011 100m world champion Yohan Blake and Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby have been named male and female captains of Jamaica’s team at the IAAF World Relays.

The two-day event is set to run off today at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium.

Blake, who has been plagued by injuries over the last two seasons, will lead Jamaica's 4x100m quartet, which includes Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jevaughn Minzie, Everton Clarke and Nickel Ashmeade.

McLaughlin-Whilby, 31, an Olympic relay medalist and World Championships 200m finalist, will compete on Jamaica's 4x400m relay team, which also includes Christine Day, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Verone Chambers, Shericka Jackson, and Janieve Russell.

Jamaica will be aiming to better their second-place finish at the championships in the 2015, this after they tallied 46 points behind the winners United States, who won the championships with 63 points.