Williams keeps sprint options open

first_imgAfter a season where injuries forced his hand, Jamaica-trained British sprinter, Delano Williams, is keeping his options open.The former Munro College champion sprinter set a personal best over 400 metres in 2015 and was consistently fast for Great Britain’s 4×400 metre team. He hasn’t, however, turned his back on the event in which he was World Junior champion, the 200 metres.The Turks and Caicos native set a new 400m lifetime best of 45.42 seconds in the B race at the Jamaica Invitational and clicked off relay legs timed in 44.3 and 44.5 for Great Britain. However, his efforts at 200 metres were hampered by niggling hamstring trouble. It caused him to stop while running for the University of the West Indies at the Jamaica Inter-collegiate Championships in March. Quizzed on his event choices in 2015 and in the future, he said, “It shows where my strengths are, I guess, and when my quarters are fast, my 200m are fast.”With regard to the niggles that kept him from racing at the British World Championships trials at 200 metres, he explained: “This year was kind of up and down for me but, nevertheless, the 400 metres was the right way to go for this year.”Though his portfolio includes 100/200 sprint doubles for Munro at ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, Williams has always been a whiz in the 4x400m. He was a key man in victories by Munro at Champs and the Penn Relays until his sojourn there ended in 2013.Looking forwardReunited with his former Munro coach Neil Harrison for the 2015 campaign, Williams is optimistic about the upcoming Olympic year.”Every year when I train with coach Harrison, I PB”, he said using track lingo to denote the establishment of a new personal best, “and I know next season will be better.”His confidence is boosted by help he has received from UK Athletics, the British track and field federation, with his troublesome hamstring.He was especially pleased to win a bronze in the World Championship 4x400m relay.”We have a great squad”, he said, “when we put the right four guys we’ll get a medal.”He extends that thought to the 4x100m. In a reference to his World Championship room-mate, 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes, and European 200 champion Adam Gemili, he postulated, “You have Adam Gemili, me, him …, you put us on a 4x100m one day and you never know what can happen.”As far as individual events are concerned, he is keeping his options open. Asked about his dream for the 2016 season, he said, “Rio 200m final, I’d love to make that.” Then he added, “If not, the 400m final. Who knows?”last_img read more

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Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s going to be fun,” Stephen Curry said. “It’s what you play for, to be in a situation where you’re one win away from going to the finals. Pressure both ways because of how big the moment is, and you’ve got to want it.”The Warriors trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half Saturday night before using a splendid second half to roll to a 115-86 victory. Curry knows that if the Warriors hope to return to the finals for the fourth straight year they’ll have to get off to a better start in Game 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I guarantee if we start the game out like we did (Saturday) and they jump out to the lead, it’s going to be 10 times harder to make it a game,” Curry said. “So for us that’s our challenge to have the same mentality we had for the last 36 minutes of (Game 6) and bring that from the jump in Game 7.”Kevin Durant is excited about helping the Warriors return to the finals, but he got a little confused on when Game 7 was on Saturday night. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film James Harden, who had 22 points in the first half on Saturday night but just 10 the rest of the way, insists that the Rockets remain confident despite the blowout loss and are up to Monday’s challenge.“There’s no pressure. It’s an opportunity, an opportunity that we all are excited to be a part of,” he said. “Game 7 at our house, that’s what we’ve worked the entire regular season for (is) to get home-court advantage. So we’re going to come out and be ready.”The Rockets tied the Raptors for best home record in the NBA during the regular season by going 34-7. They’re 7-2 in Houston this postseason with one of their losses coming in Game 1 of this series.After 10,000 people paid $10 each to watch Saturday night’s game at the Toyota Center in what was a fundraiser for victims of the Santa Fe school shooting, Harden has no doubt that the home fans will be ready to help them out in Game 7.“They’re going to bring it,” he said. “We’ve got a whole city behind us, and they’re as loyal as they come.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr is trying to figure out why his team has struggled to put together complete games in this series, but is proud that the Warriors have found ways to win despite their up and down play.“Our guys have a ton of character and a ton of competitiveness, desire,” he said. “They’re champions. So our guys compete. That’s the main thing. They may not always focus, but they compete.”The Warriors are also dealing with injuries as Kerr said Andre Iguodala, who has missed the last two games with a bruised left leg, is doubtful for Monday’s game.Kevon Looney has filled in for him the last two games but is also listed as questionable for Game 7 with sore toe on his left foot. However Kerr said Looney is fine and will play in Game 7. 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