4x400m women target national mark

first_img CONFIDENT “We have the national record in mind and I’m always a person who have confidence in my teammates no matter who we are up against. I’m always confident,” Jackson said. “We know it won’t be as easy as it was here in the heats, but we will do our best and we can hope that it’s good enough.” Jamaica’s lone win in the women’s 4x400m at the World Championships came in Edmonton in 2001. They were disqualified in the heats at the last World Championships in Moscow. BEIJING, China: Jamaica’s women’s 4×400 metres team will be hunting the national record when they line up in today’s final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. That was the word following their qualification yesterday as the team of Christine Day, Chrisann Gordon, Shericka Jackson and Anastasia Le-Roy easily secured their spot in the final with a 3:23.62 finish for second place in their heat. With Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills expected to come in to replace Le-Roy and Gordon for the final, which faces the starter at 7:05 a.m. (Jamaica time), the Jamaicans are liking their chances of testing the 3:18.71 national record mark, which was registered at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. “God is good. We made it to the final and we are really happy that we get another chance to prove ourselves and we are trying to put up a show tomorrow (today) to show how great we can be on the relay,” said Day after the run. “We are going after the national record, so we know that we will have to be very fast because Jamaica has a pretty fast time already and so once we can go below that we know that we have a pretty good chance to compete with anyone here and get a medal,” Day continued. Individual 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson said she was confident in the team’s ability to meet its targets and improve the record and get on the podium.last_img read more

Inspirational Fr. Tony gets a warm Letterkenny send off on 550km walk

first_imgFr Tony Coote received a warm send-off on Tuesday morning from Letterkenny as he makes his way south to Ballydehob in Cork in a bid to highlight the plight of Motor Neurone Disease sufferers in Ireland. Following his own recent diagnosis with the disease, the plucky priest is taking on the challenge of travelling the 550km distance between the two towns and under the banner of ‘Walk While You Can’ and the hashtag #walkwithtony.He is asking for walkers and well-wishers in each county along the way to support him in raising €250,000 to help fund care and research into combating the disease, for which there is no cure. Fr Tony Coote starting out from Letterkenny on Tuesday morning on his long trek to Ballydehob in Cork to raise funds and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease in Ireland. Photo Clive WassonCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill was on hand to wish Fr. Tony Coote every best in his challenge and described the priest as an inspiration.“You can’t help but be inspired by Fr. Tony Coote.  In the face of such a traumatic diagnosis Fr. Coote has the courage and the determination to do something positive to help others and to raise much needed funds for those suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.  He is a truly inspirational character.”Wishing Fr Tony Coote every success at the start of his Walk While You Can Fundraiser from Letterkenny to Ballydehob in Cork to support, research and care of Motor Neurone Disease is Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Mayor of Letterkenny MD, Niamh Duggan, Donegal Rose, Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Pat Coote, Michael Murphy and Fr. Tony Coote. Photo Clive WassonCllr. O’Domhnaill was joined by Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Donegal Rose Niamh Duggan and Donegal Senior Football captain Michael Murphy as well as Fr Tony’s mother Pat and his brother Ciaran along with many other supporters and well wishers.“I would encourage as many people as possible to come out and support Fr. Tony and his team along this arduous journey.” Fr Tony will make his way through Donegal with send offs at 9.30am at McElhinney’s in Ballybofey on Wednesday morning, St. Patrick’s Church in Donegal Town on Thursday morning and Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Bundoran on Saturday morning.For more on Fr. Tony Coote, his story so far and this initiative visit www.wwyc.ie.Fr Tony Coote in Ballybofey #walkwithtonyInspirational Fr. Tony gets a warm Letterkenny send off on 550km walk was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fr tony cootemotor neuron diseasewalk while you canlast_img read more