A season-ending injury has forced top high school female sprinter, Edwin Allen High’s Kevona Davis, out of this year’s JAAA National Junior Championships. Michael Dyke, Davis’ high school coach, told The Gleaner that the athlete picked up an injury during a recent training session. “Kevona suffered a hamstring injury recently in training and it is in her best interest to pull her out of the meet,” Dyke said on Wednesday. “This is it for her this season as she still has another chance to compete at the World Under-20 Championships in two year’s time and it is best not to risk her at this time,” Dyke added. The 16 year-old Davis who won bronze in the 100 metres at last year’s IAAF Under 18 Championships in Kenya is the country’s fastest female junior in the 200 metres this year with a personal best of 22.72 seconds. She is number seven on the IAAF Top list in the event. She is also the number two Jamaican junior for 100 metres with 11.16 seconds. Only overseas-based Briana Williams, with 11.13, is ranked above her locally. The four-day National Senior and Junior Championships starts on Thursday at the National Stadium.
Jack Wilshere in action for Bournemouth 1 Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe feels on loan Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere faces an “interesting” decision in the summer over where to further his career.The 25-year-old swapped north London for the south coast in August, joining the Cherries for the remainder of the campaign as he looked to make the most of first-team opportunities.Recently, though, Wilshere has not been able to force his way back into the side on a regular basis following recovery from an ankle injury and had to make do with a place on the bench for the last three matches before the international break.Wilshere was not called up by new England boss Gareth Southgate and there has been speculation the combative midfielder might look to move abroad for the next stage of his development, with Italian club AC Milan one possible destination.Howe has yet to rule out looking to make Wilshere’s transfer permanent and will keep a close eye on developments.“Jack will be the one who decides his future, in conjunction with Arsenal,” Howe said.“It was very clear at the start of this loan he was going to make his decision in terms of the next steps for him in the summer.“He just wanted to concentrate on his football with us, to try to just have the best season that he can.“Jack has certainly had a good season with us as far as I am concerned, and it will be interesting to see what happens beyond that point.”Howe hinted he could bring Wilshere back into the team for Saturday’s late-kick off at south-coast rivals Southampton.“He is certainly in the mix, a player of his quality,” Howe said at a press conference.“Jack picked up an ankle injury against Manchester City and in the following games we have picked up some good results, so it has been difficult to change a winning team when it is performing so well.“We know his qualities and he is ready to go if he is selected on Saturday.”Bournemouth would move above Southampton with a first ever away victory over their neighbours, and put themselves within touching distance of securing another campaign in the Premier League.Howe, though, will take things one step at a time.“From our perspective, it is a slightly different game, Southampton are the nearest club to us, so the supporters would feel the importance of this game and we respect that, we want to give them a win,” Howe said.“It is a case of looking at the game, knowing its importance especially with the fixtures we have got to come beyond this one.”Howe added: “We have had three really good results in our last three games, so there is some consistency there, but we know we have got a long way to go.“Games like this one will define that, so we are looking for a good performance and then hopefully the result will follow.”
More than a third of tourism bosses in the UK say they back plans to add another runway at Heathrow Airport over the development of another gateway, according to a new study.A World Travel Market study of the 1,300 bosses survey found only 20 percent of industry leaders said they supported the Thames Estuary airport, while 34 percent preferred to see extra space built at the existing airport, BBC News reported.The research company’s director Simon Press said it was clear what industry leaders wanted in aviation, particularly with participants asking for expansions at other airports in south-east England over a completely new facility. Plans for a third runway have even received backing from the country’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, who said he would not give a “veto” on the issue. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J