Elite Athletes send well-wishes for Champs
As the 113th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships begins today, former World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake, World Championships triple jump silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts, and 2019 World Championships discus silver medallist Fedrick Dacres gave their assessment on their schools and sent words of encouragement to the athletes ahead of five gruelling days of competition.
Yohan Blake: St Jago High
“I have confidence in St Jago in certain events. (I hope they) enjoy every moment of it. Champs is the stepping stone to great things. Just go out there and give your best effort.
Shanieka Ricketts: Vere Technical High
“I don’t think they are necessarily going for the title this year. It will take a while until they are back to that level, but I think they have a few individual athletes who should do well. My advice to them is to go out there, have fun, and do the best they can. Nobody can expect anything other than your best.”
Fedrick Dacres: Calabar High
“I am not surprised that Calabar are among the top teams. I’ve known coach Corey Bennett since I was a junior, so I know he is a good coach. We have the firepower. We just need to win”