2017 World Championship bronze medalist Ristanana Travey and 400m finalist Demish Gaye are expected to be among the athletes from the SprinTec Track Club looking to represent Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast in April.
Head coach Maurice Wilson told SportsMax.TV on Thursday that these athletes should be among others from his club who are expected to represent Jamaica at the Games.
The fact that the Commonwealth Games will be the biggest championship event on the track and field calendar, the athletes that performed fairly well for us last year, namely Demish Gaye, Rhonda Whyte and Ristanana Tracey, the consideration is to get them ready for that meet,” Wilson said.
Tracey, whose season ended in September faces the challenge of getting ready to compete against the best 400-metre hurdlers in the Commonwealth, in a competition that comes a lot earlier than usual. Wilson believes he and his star athlete will be up for the challenge.
“The transition to a shorter season has been very difficult but if she is not ready we will be honest because we are all professionals and we will make the relevant authorities know she is not available but she is the type of person who works extremely hard and once the big meet is there in front of her then she will get ready,” Wilson said. “But it all depends on how well she improves in the next two months.”