Chanelle Russell. File
Jamaica’s team to the Caribbean Junior Championships closed out the competition on Thursday with four silver medals, after the Russell sisters each added another two silver medals to the ones they won in Wednesday’s time trial.
Chanelle, the elder sister, placed second in the 60Km junior road race, and Malaika emulated her performance by also taking second spot in the pre- junior 60KM event.
Jamaica’s coach Adrian Clarke lamented that the rain severely hampered the youngsters’ efforts, but he was proud they were able to surpass their last year’s performances.
“We had four medals, two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes. The sisters medalled in the time trail and road races.
“It shows that the programme is bearing fruit when we measure it from last year where we only got one medal. This year we got four.
“So we are inching closer to the top and if we continue what we are doing and we increase the training and the whole programme next year we should be on top of the podium,” he said.Other commendable performances came from Damaine Douglas who was fourth in the junior road race. Daquan Dixon, Bradley McFarlane and Christian McFarlane also had sixth-place finishes, while Khalil Francis had an eighth-place finish.“It was a much-improved performance from last year. We are at the end of the season, so we restart in January. We will have local races, Central American and Caribbean Games, the Caribbean Junior Championships and the World Championships next year.“So next year we have about […]
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