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Sprinter Sherone Simpson returns to competition

February 12, 2018 1:47 AM
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Sprinter Sherone Simpson returns to competition

Olympic silver medalist Sherone Simpson returned to sprinting following a break to have her first child but had to share the limelight with double Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson at the Milo Western Relays in Montego Bay on Saturday. Simpson took a two year break from the sport to give birth and is now working her way back to the heights she once enjoyed.

Now training under the guidance of head coach Maurice Wilson at Sprint Tech, Simpson contested both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 on Saturday. She led her team to victory in the 4 x 200 in 1:33:71 seconds.

Meanwhile, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson anchored her MVP team to victory in the 4x100m in 43.43 seconds over GC Foster College 44.25 and UTech 44.45. Meanwhile, Kingston College's Jevaughn Matherson had his first blow out this season, anchoring the ‘Purples’ to victory in the class 1 boys 4 x 100m in 40.58 ahead of Petersfield 40.99 and Rusea's 41.09.

KC enjoyed a good day, winning all three sprint relays, the class one 4 x 200 and the 4 x 400 metres open. KC also capped the day with an exciting victory in the 4 x 800 metre open in 7 minutes 44 point 94 seconds over STETHS second in 7 minutes, 48.60 and Holmwood 7:52.34 seconds.


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