January 21, 2015
Claudette Allen from Jamaica will run the 60m sprint at the Vancouver Sun Jerome Indoor Games on Saturday February 7th. She will face Sabrina Nettey of Surrey as they battle over the 60m Pulastic indoor track. Both these athletes will tackle the short sprint but during the outdoor season they gain most attention by long jumping.
Claudette is the 8th best under 20 years of age in the world with her best in 2014 of 6.45m. This first year student at Trinity Western University competed for Jamaica at the World Championships last summer in Eugene, Oregon. This 19 year old has a 60m best of 7.75 seconds.
“Excellence in two events is rare, but being internationally successful in five events is unheard of,” Laurier Primeau, Head coach at TWU said. “Having represented Jamaica multiple times over all of these events, we know that she will bring a wealth of athletic experience and leadership to our team”
Sabrina Nettey Photo credit: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG Files
She will find Sabrina Nettey, her teammate at TWU, a challenge as this 24-year athlete has a personal best over 60m of 7.55 seconds. Sabrina represented Canada at the World Student Games in Kazan, Russia in 2013. Her best long jump is 6.32m when she won the Canada West CIS title last year.
“The addition of Sabrina to our women’s team has done so much, both in terms of performance outcome and community uplift,” said Spartans coach Laurier Primeau. “I have followed her career for a number of years as we attended the same elementary and high schools, albeit many, many years apart, and we have had some of the same teaching and coaching mentors.”
Catch the action as these sprinters attack the meet record of 7.56 seconds set by UBC’s Joy Spear Chief Morris last year.