NASSAU, Bahamas – Yohan Blake and Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby have been appointed team captains of Jamaica’s World Relays team #Bahamas2017
The two have represented Jamaica at all levels, coming though Carifta Games to Olympic Games.
2011 World 100m champion Blake won double London 2012 Olympic Games silver medals, while McLaughlin, who attended her first Olympic Games in Rio 2016, helped Jamaica to silver in the women’s 4x400m.
Blake, in an interview with Trackalerts.com said Jamaica had good relay teams in Bahamas.
“We have a strong contingent. We are looking to go out there and dominate all the relays, we have some of the fastest persons in the world,” added Blake.
“We are strong, so we are just hoping to get the stick around and we will be fine,” he also said.
The Jamaica team, to be managed by Federation executive, Marie Tavares with Sprintec ace coach, Maurice Wilson as technical leader, will take part in seven events – 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, both male and female, along with the 4x400m Mixed relays. The squads named are:-
4x100m: Kemar Bailey-Cole, Yohan Blake, Everton Clarke, Jevaughn Minzie
4x200m: Nickel Ashmeade, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer, Nigel Ellis, Chadic Hinds, Warren Weir
4x400m: Javere Bell, Javon Francis, Demish Gaye, Steven Gayle, Peter Matthews
4x100m: Gayon Evans, Simone Facey, Sashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison, Christania Williams
4x200m: Samantha Henry-Robinson, Anastacia Le-Roy, Jura Levy, Dawnalee Loney, Audra Segree, Elaine Thompson
4x400m: Verone Chambers, Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Janieve Russell
Mixed 4x400m: Natoya Goule, Jaheel Hyde, Tiffany James, Martin Manley, Jamari Rose, Ristananna Tracey