Former Wolmer’s Girl, Janeek Brown, achieved a feat on Friday evening rarely seen anywhere in the world, and certainly not at the level that she did.

Running at the Arkansas National Relay Championships, the sophomore from Kingston, Jamaica earned double gold, but not in the traditional sprints – she managed it in the 100-metre hurdles and the 200 metres.

To start, Brown now leads the world over the sprint hurdles, running to 12.57 seconds to smash the facility record of 12.84 and the Arkansas programme record of 12.80.

An hour later, Brown became the fastest in the South Eastern Conference this season, when she stormed to 22.67, putting her third on the Arkansas all-time list. Only Olympians, Veronica Campbell-Brown (22.41), and Taylor Ellis-Watson (22.48) have ever gone faster.

Brown, as a Freshman, was an All American both indoors and outdoors and so her head coach Lance Harter expects great things from her, but was still stunned at the achievement.

“What she did today was absolutely phenomenal! For her to post the leading time in the 200-meters in the SEC where it’s a ‘Who’s Who’ of sprinting talent and to do it as a hurdler, is a tribute to Chris Johnson’s training and the job he’s done in recruiting and developing these sprinters,” said Harter.

To put the achievement into greater context, in the history of track and field, there has only ever been one double in those events that has been quicker.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee has gone faster, the youngster from Arkansas now putting her name in rarified air.

The Windies have a plan to manage the workload of Andre Russell at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales next month. 

Jamaica’s team of Shericka Jackson, Janieve Russell, Christine day and Stephenie McPherson only had their compatriots for company as they easily claimed 4x400 women’s honours at the 125th staging of the Penn Relays at the Franklin Field Stadium. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is getting in as many races as possible as she seeks to get back to her very best ahead of the 2019 World Championships of Athletics. 

Jamaica Scorpions have picked up wicketkeeper/batsman Denis Smith at the 2019-20 Player Draft for the West Indies domestic professional season on Friday in Antigua. 

Holmwood Technical High School upstaged Hydel High on a rainy day to win the High School Girls' 4x400 Championship of America title on the second day of the 125th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Friday.

The Manchester-based school with Danaille Brissett (54.3), Daniella Deer (54.2), Rickiann Russell (55.07), and Kavia Francis (53.61) came home in 3:37.20 to win the event for the first time since 2010.

Hydel, which were were highly fancied to win the race for the third consecutive year, had to settle for second in 3:38.01. Oneika McAnnuff (54.3), Garriel White (55.4), Tafarra Rose (56.21) and Charokee Young (52.08) were members of the Hydel team.

Jamaican high school teams occupied the first three spots as Spalding High were well beaten into third place. The quartet of Ramonia Clarke, Kimone Campbell, Cheriece Cope (56.63) and Annie-lie Waite (56.70) clocked 3:43.83.

Calabar High School’s Kai Chang unleashed a 60-plus metre throw on Friday to win the high school boy’s discus at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

A youthful Edwin Allen team with a pair of 14-year-old twins stole the show at the Penn Relays on Friday’s second day of the Penn Relays when they smashed the meet record in the High School Girls Championship of America.

Former Windies women captain, Merissa Aguilleira has come in for praise from the International Cricket Council (ICC) following her retirement from the international game earlier this week. 

There will be no games in the United States during this year’s Caribbean Premier League, according to the organisation’s chief operating officer (COO), Pete Russell. 

Mystery spinner, Sunil Narine, who was recently left out of the Windies’ provisional 15-man squad to the World Cup in England next month, is insistent that he is not done with the regional team.

Narine has turned down a number of invitations from Cricket West Indies to be part of Windies One Day International teams for a variety of reasons.

The spinner, who was sidelined from cricket on two occasions because of an illegal action, had once said he wasn’t confident he could bowl 10 overs because of his revamped action.

Narine’s various issues have meant he hasn’t played an ODI for almost three years, dating back to October 2016, and his most recent comments about an injury ruling him out have been met with, scepticism.

That scepticism comes from the fact that Narine is, at the moment, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, but the spinner claims he cannot manage more than that.

Narine sustained a torn ligament in his right middle finger a few months ago and has since been restricted in the type of deliveries and the number of them, he can bowl.

“I would have loved to play in the World Cup,” said Narine during an interview with ESPNcricinfo.

“I have missed international cricket and I’ve missed representing West Indies. It’s where my heart lies,” he said.

According to Narine, even playing T20 cricket has put a strain on the injury and he can’t get through four overs without work from the physiotherapist.

“I don't feel my finger is quite ready for ODI cricket. I can get through a T20 where I bowl just four overs. But even that isn't easy and I need help from the physio. It's holding me back from playing international cricket. I wouldn't be able to do myself or the team justice,” he said.

Narine believes that despite the scepticism from people in the Caribbean, the selectors and, in essence, Cricket West Indies, are sympathetic to his situation and the entities are well on their way, in terms of an improved relationship.

"I'm really happy that the selectors considered me," said Narine.

"It shows they have faith in me. I haven't played international cricket in so long and this shows how much they want me to come back. It was good to have some conversations with them and I feel we're all on the same page going forward."

If Christopher Samuda has his way, Jamaica will become a preferred destination for prime sports-related events.

Danielle Sloley of Immaculate Conception High School won the high school girls shot put on day one of the annual Penn Relays on Thursday.

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