by Desmond G. Palmer, posted on December 28, 2009 7:05 AM
Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade, high school teammate of Yohan Blake, has gone the professional route and is being coached by Lance Brauman the former coach of World and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Ashmeade joins former schoolboy archrival Ramone McKenzie in training in Clairmont, Florida.
"Both athletes have adjusted well and although this is a big step-up for them, they are handling the whole situation very well,” Brauman said, noting that they will not compete in the Indoor season but will be running only relay legs in mid-March before opening up individually toward the middle of April. Full Story »html">Read more…
by Desmond G. Palmer, posted on November 10, 2009 6:38 AM
Jamaica’s Calabar High School track star Ramone McKenzie, the 2007 World Youth Championships 200m gold medalist, is now a professional athlete.
McKenzie, who celebrated his 19th birthday on November 15, began training in Clermont, Orlando with American coach Lance Brauman, who used to condition Jamaica's Olympian Veronica Campbell-Brown.
McKenzie, who will attend Full Sail University in Florida, has personal best times of 10.35secs, 20.56secs and 46.62secs in the 100, 200, and 400, respectively. Full Story »