Murphy not ready for ‘big boys’

Jamaica’s fastest schoolboy is aiming to drastically improve his personal best time in the 100 metres this year, but his coach insists Jazeel Murphy won’t be forced to test himself against the country’s ‘big boys’ of sprinting.

Despite Murphy’s 100 metres win in his first year competing in Class One at ISSA’s Boys and Girls’ Championships, and especially his impressive victory for Jamaica in the event during his debut in the Under-20 division at the CARIFTA Games last month, he will not be matched against Jamaica’s excellent crop of senior sprinters, which includes Usain Bolt, the world record holder in the 100 and 200.

According to Carl Page, Murphy’s coach at Bridgeport High, the fourth former will be moved along carefully, restricted to competing against his own age group in the 100 and 200. But Page believes Murphy will lower his best of 10.27 seconds in the 100, which he ran at CARIFTA, by July’s IAAF World Youth Championships. Read more >>

Source: Jamaica Star