Shericka Jackson and Rasheed Broadbell included in 39-member Jamaica team to NACAC Area Championships in The Bahamas

By August 12, 2022
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World 200m champion Shericka Jackson, Commonwealth Games 110m hurdles gold medallist Rasheed Broadbell and Christopher Taylor have all been included in Jamaica’s 39-member team to the NACAC Area Championships set to run from August 19-21 in The Bahamas.

Jackson, who recently ran a new lifetime best of 10.71 at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco, which makes her the sixth fastest woman in history, is down to run the 100m along with Commonwealth Games 200m finalist Natalliah Whyte. Emerging sprinters Ackeem Blake and Conroy Jones will gain valuable experience in the blue ribbon sprint for the men.

 Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medallist Megan Tapper and Crystal Morrison will compete in the 100m hurdles while Orlando Bennett will join Broadbell for the 110m hurdles.

Taylor and Nathon Allen are set to represent the island in the 400m while Jamaica’s 200m champion Andrew Hudson gets his first opportunity to wear national colours since his transfer of allegiance. He and Jazeel Murphy will contest the 200m.

Adelle Tracey, who missed out on the Commonwealth Games, will compete in the 800m while Commonwealth Games medallists Shian Salmon and Janieve Russell will compete over the 400m hurdles. Andrenette Knight, who fell while leading at Jamaica’s national championships in June, is listed as an alternate.

Shawn Rowe will compete in the men’s event.

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Kimberly Williamson and Lushane Wilson will take on NACAC’s best in the high jump.

Chanice Porter will be Jamaica’s lone female in the long jump while Tahjay Gayle, who has been returning to good health and form will be in tandem with Shawn-D Thompson for the men’s event.

Jamaica will send it’s very best in the triple jump in the form of Shanieka Ricketts, the World Championships silver medallist and Commonwealth Games champion.

Lloydrecia Cameron and O’Dayne Richards will throw the shot put while Samantha Hall, Federic Dacres and Traves Smikle will throw the discus.

Elvis Graham takes on the field in the javelin.

The relay pool for the Men’s 4x100m includes Ackeem Blake, Andrew Hudson, Oshane Bailey, Kadrian Gordon, Conroy Jones and Jazeel Murphy. The Women’s pool will have Megan Tapper, Natasha Morrison, Natalliah Whyte, Ashley Williams, Roneisha McGregor and Crystal Morrison.

Nathon Allen, Christopher Taylor, Javon Francis, Karayme Bartley, Demish Gaye and Shawn Rowe make up the 4x400m pool while the women’s squad includes Junelle Bromfield, Roneisha McGregor, Ashley Williams, Shian Salmon and Andrenette Knight.

 

 

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