Hydel coach fears overwork with Carifta on the horizon

By April 04, 2019
Hydel's 4x400-metre team. Hydel's 4x400-metre team.

Hydel coach, Corey Bennett, is pondering asking his athletes not to turn out for Jamaica’s national trials ahead of the CARIFTA Track and Field Championships after what he has termed a hectic ISSA/Gracekennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships. 

The trials, which begin on Friday at the National Stadium, take place a week after Champs where Hydel put up a monumental effort that saw them falling just short of overthrowing the six-year reign of Edwin Allen.

“My athletes have to rest and it would almost be physical abuse to send them back out there after five days of a rough championship to go through three more days of Carifta trials a couple days later. So the majority of my team will be absent. I’m trying to get in some recovery and they are going through exams now,” said Bennett.

The CARIFTA Track and Field Championships will take place from April 20-22 at the Bodden Sports Complex in the Cayman Islands.

SportsMax.tv recently reported the absences of Hydel’s Ashanti Moore and Charokee Young, with Bennett voicing similar sentiments.

Bennett had also begged the obvious question over whether or not Champs could be used as a qualifier for CARIFTA.

SportsMax.tv had also reported Edwin Allen star Kevona Davis would add to the absentees.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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