Blake, McLaughlin-Whilby named World Relays team captains
Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
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.