Murphy Set To Miss Junior Trials

THE country’s top junior athletes will be in action this Saturday and Sunday inside the National Stadium at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/ Supreme Ventures Limited National Junior Championships, as they will be seeking places on the national team for two major meets – the World Youth Championships in Lille, France which will be held between July 6-10, and the Junior Pan Am Championships, which will be held in Miramar, Florida between July 29-31.

here will be a notable absentee at this weekend’s meet, as Carifta Under-20 100 metres male champion and world youth leader in the event, Jahzeel Murphy, will not be in action. Murphy, who won the 100 metres at the Carifta Games this year in Montego Bay with a world-youth leading time of 10.27 seconds, is recovering from a quadricep right-leg strain suffered at the Carifta Games during the running of the Boy’s Under-20 4×100 metres relay. Murphy, who had to miss all major junior meets last year due to a right-hamstring injury, had returned this season, back in top form as, besides winning at Carifta, he was also successful in the Class 1 event at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boy’s and Girl’s Athletics Championships. Read more>>

Source: Jamaica Gleaner