By Anthony Foster in Hamilton, Bermuda
Former St. Jago High School, quarter-miler, Nathon Allen is looking forward to his 200m outing at Friday’s (April 22) Bermuda Invitational where he faces American Mike Rodgers, Adam Harris of Guyana and Adrian Griffiths of Bahamas.
"I am just going out there to execute a good race, and hopefully I will get a good time after it,” said Allen, who was second with 45.30 in the Champs Class 1 400m final where Kingston College’s (KC) Akeen Bloomfield ran a Jamaica junior record 44.93 in 2015.
Asked why the 200m and not 400m, Allen said, “I think he (my coach) just want to see me go out there and execute a good race…maybe there is something he is looking for, I don’t know.”
The Jamaica World Junior representative continued: “Base on how my training is going, it isn’t like I’m ready speed wise, but I know I can go out there and do something good.”
He is preparing for Jamaica Olympic Trials and according to him, “I will be gearing up to put everything towards that (making the team to Rio).”
Allen, however, will have to qualify from the Jamaica Trials (June 30 to July 3). “I know I have to come very good, and have to be ready, so hopefully at the trials, I am ready.”