Campbell hails World Indoors effort

March 22, 2016
Jamaica's Omar McLeod (centre) leaps over a hurdle along with France's Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (right) and France's Dimitri Bascou in the men's 60m hurdles final during the World Indoor Athletics Championships, on Sunday in Portland, Oregon. McLeod won the event.

PORTLAND, USA:

Team manager Trevor 'TC' Campbell was positive about Jamaica's performances at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, which ended at the Oregon Convention Center here on Sunday.

Jamaica ended fourth in the medal table with three medals, one gold, one silver, and one bronze.

"The team did well. We had some great performances, some not so great and we had some mishaps, all said three medals and one of each colour. We tried hard and there was no letting up among any of the members," Campbell told The Star at the end of

competition.

"It was unfortunate that the two female hurdles did not compete as how we would have wanted them to compete.

"One has to be grateful for what took place here at the weekend," he added.

The highlight of the championships was Omar McLeod's gold medal in the men's 60m hurdles.

McLeod attends university in the United States and has experience racing on indoor surfaces.

"And those who never ran on the board before got some much needed experience," Campbell said.

Campbell noted that getting to Portland was not easy, but praised the organisers on their friendliness and their organisation abilities as well as the facilities.

The team travelled home on Monday.

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