Led by Alliah Baker, Jamaican Athletes Bring Strong Performances to Puma East Coast International Competition

Jamaican sprinters displayed considerable talents at the Puma East Coast International Track and Field Showcase at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Maryland. The Jamaicans made a strong presence at the meet led by Baker who built on her achievements at the Penn Relays.

Sprinters rise to the challenge

Overcoming the challenges of cold weather, Jamaica’s sprinters performed strongly in the girls’ 100-meter A final. Rising star Alliah Baker came in second in the final with a time of 11.68 seconds. American Travis McKenzie achieved first place, but Baker impressed onlookers with her competitive spirit and athletic potential. Other Jamaican sprinters also made their mark on the competition. Sabrina Dockery, Shanoya Douglas, and Shemonique Hazle showed strength and determination throughout the meet. Jamaicans also displayed their competitive determination in the boys’ 100-meter A final, with sprinter Orlando Wint of Vere Technical High School emerging as the top Jamaican performer, clocking 10.85 seconds for seventh place.

Jamaicans excel in hurdles and field events

Jamaica’s hurdlers also excelled at the meet. St Jago High School’s Briana Campbell led the sweep of medal winners in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, highlighting her country’s dominant status in the event and showcasing a strong tradition in the sprint hurdles. In the field events, Kijonna Lee from Vere Technical won the girls’ high jump, while Shaiquan Dunn and Josh Ty Brown, both from Jamaica College, took the top two spots in the boys’ shot put.

Talent and competitive spirit on display

The overall performance of the Jamaican athletes provided a view of the nation’s exceptional talent in track and field and their continuing desire to perform at a high level on the global stage. Jamaicans continue to impact international track and field with their strong performances and strengthen their reputation as some of the world’s most formidable competitors.