Jamaica’s sprint hurdles queen Brigitte Foster-Hylton has come out in praise of Janeek Brown, who broke her 16-year-old national record on Saturday.

Coach Chris Johnson believes Janeek Brown could have gone faster when she won her NCAA sprint hurdles title on the weekend and that she will definitely go faster in the future.

University of Arkansas sophomore Janeek Brown plans to vie for a spot on Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in September. Based on what she has managed to do so far this season, that spot seems all but assured.

Jamaica’s Danielle Williams was the only Caribbean winner at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday.

Following her history-making weekend when she ran a world-leading time and a personal best in separate events, Arkansas’ Janeek Brown was named the a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week.

It was the first time that Brown has been named National Athlete of the Week and the first time since 2015 that an Arkansas woman has earned the award during the outdoor season.

Running at the National Relay Championships at John McDonnell Field this past weekend, Brown ran a world-leading 12.57s in the 100m hurdles and then returned to clock a life-time best of 22.67s over 200m.

The 200m time is the second fastest time in the NCAA this season and the third fastest in the world.

The 100-meter hurdle/200-meter double was the second-fastest in the history of the sport trailing only Jackie Joyner-Kersee double from the 1988 outdoor season – a year she was a two-time gold medalist at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

Brown also ran a leg on the women’s 4×100-meter relay and the 100-meter shuttle hurdle relay helping her relay capture event titles in both.

This marks the first National Athlete of the Week honour for the former Wolmerian and the first time that an Arkansas woman has earned the award during the outdoor season since 2015. The Razorbacks cleaned up four years ago with three honors: Sandi Morris won two, while Alex Gochenour won the other.

Coach of the red-hot Ackera Nugent, Douglas Williams, says he plans to ‘cool off’ the talented sprint hurdler, who on Saturday broke the U18 world record for the 100m hurdles (76.2) at the Youngster Goldsmith track meet at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Two-time Jamaica Olympian Dionne Rose-Henley was laid to rest on Saturday during an emotional funeral service in the United States that was attended by several past Jamaican Olympians.

Jamaica Olympic 100m hurdler Dionne Rose Henley died on Monday night after a battle with cancer.

Garth Gayle, General Secretary of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association said Jamaica lost a “wonderful talent” on Sunday when two-time All American sprint hurdler Daeshon Gordon died suddenly in the United States.

Though grateful, Jamaica’s Ackera Nugent said she regretted not running just a bit faster during Stage 1 of the 100m hurdles at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics now on in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jamaica’s Ackera Nugent won her heat to advance to Sunday’s final of the 100m hurdles at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in Argentina on Thursday.

Jamaica’s Ronald Levy edged Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in the 110m hurdles to be the only Caribbean winner at the Edo Benedetti Memorial in Rovereto, Germany on Thursday.

Jamaica sprint hurdler Jeanine Williams admitted to mixed emotions after a third-place finish in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla Colombia on Tuesday.

2018 World U20 100m hurdles silver medalist Brittany Anderson said she experienced a range of conflicting emotions after she crossed the finish line inside the Ratina Stadium in Tampere, Finland on Sunday.

 President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association Dr Warren Blake said he will be writing to the IAAF this week questioning the decision to deny Jamaica’s 100m hurdler Brittany Anderson a gold medal at the recently concluded World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

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