Ten Jamaican athletes will compete at next month’s IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava. Led by two former World Champions in Yohan Blake and Danielle Williams, the Jamaicans will be part of the Americas team that will compete against Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe contingents in a two-day team contest set for September 8 and 9. The full list contains 2011 100 metres World champion Blake; 2015 World 100m hurdles winner Williams; 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winners Fedrick Dacres, Danielle Thomas-Dodd, Aisha Praught-Leer, and Ronald Levy; 2014 Commonwealth 400 metre queen Stephenie McPherson; new national 800m record holder Natoya Goule; sprinter Shericka Jackson; hurdler Andre Clarke; and World Cup 100 winner Tyquendo Tracey. Blake and Williams will compete in the 100m and the 100m hurdles, respectively, with Dacres in the discus; Thomas-Dodd in the shot put; Praught-Leer in the 3000m steeplechase; and Levy in the 110m hurdles. McPherson, Goule, and Clarke take aim in the 400m, 800m, and 400m hurdles. Tracey is part of the Americas 4x100m relay pool. The Americas team also includes in-form US sprinters Noah Lyles and Jenna Prandini; Olympic champions Ryan Crouser of the USA (shot), Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas (200m), and Colombian Caterine Ibarguen (triple jump), and the last two pole vault World champions Shawn Barber of Canada and Sam Kendricks of the US. Partnering Clarke in the men’s 400 metres hurdles is Commonwealth champion Kyron McMaster from the British Virgin Islands. There were two Jamaican winners at the last Continental Cup as Veronica Campbell-Brown took the 100 and Kaliese Spencer crowned a great season by winning the 400 metres hurdles. In addition, O’Dayne Richards and Jason Morgan picked up silver and bronze medals in the shot and discus, respectively. – H.L.
AVC ranks last in the nine-team conference in offense, averaging 137.8 yards, and eighth in team defense, yielding 357.8 yards per game. Its passing game has been especially sluggish, averaging just 42.5 yards. AVC’s most productive player is fullback Brad Kostopoulos (Boron High), who’s eighth in the conference in rushing, averaging 43.8 yards. email@example.com (661) 267-7802 At a glance AVC at San Bernardino Valley College football Where: San Bernardino Valley When: 1 p.m. Radio: AM 1340 Internet: www.magic1340.com Outlook: AVC needs more production from an offense that’s ranked last in the Foothill Conference and has produced just one touchdown. SBVC features a balanced offense that ranks fourth in conference, averaging 317.7 yards.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’AVC is 13-17 all time against the Wolverines. SBVC has won three of the past four meetings including last season, when it dealt the Marauders a heartbreaking 16-14 loss. SBVC features three of the conference’s most productive skilled position players. Wolverines quarterback Brad Sorensen is second in the conference in passing, averaging 189.7 yards. Their backfield features Nathan Arcey and Erin Madden, two of the conference’s three leading rushers. Arcey is second in the conference, averaging 69.5 rushing yards, and Madden is third, averaging 63.3. Antelope Valley College’s football team looks to end the program’s longest losing streak in school history when it plays at San Bernardino Valley College today at 1 p.m. The Marauders (0-6, 0-4 Foothill Conference) have lost 22 consecutive games going back to 2004. AVC is coming off a bye week. The Marauders lost to Victor Valley College, 34-0, on Oct. 7, and were shut out in their past two games. SBVC (3-3, 1-3) is coming off a 44-31 loss to Mt. San Jacinto and has lost three of its past four games.