After poor youth champs Bromfield aims at World Juniors

April 08, 2016
Junelle Bromfield

Having had growing success as a youth athlete St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) ace athlete Junelle Bromfield says she will be going all out to leave her mark at the World Junior Championships this year.

From the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships to the Carifta Games recently, Bromfield has copped six medals and remains unbeaten.

"I am feeling really proud because I know I have trained really hard for this, so every time I go out there and I participate and I win, I am extremely proud. I went into Carifta really fit after that performance at Champs; I was expecting to go faster though, but I am pleased," she told STAR Sports.

THE AIM

"I will be training really hard for World Juniors cause that is the aim. I am trying to get better in the 400m hurdles so I can redeem myself from World Youth. Probably you will see me in the 400m I am not sure as yet, my coach will decide," the 18-year-old continued.

Despite being a finalist for gold in Cali, Colombia last year, 2015, Bromfield disappointingly, but did not medal.

"I don't have a favourite event, I must say, but yes, I hope to reach the highest level in track and field," Bromfield told STAR Sports.

She said she is not sure which of the local clubs she might join as yet, but will just be working hard to be among the best.

"That was my dream from when I was really small and representing Jamaica since I was eight years old. After high school, I just want to get into a good University where I can build up myself - here in Jamaica, of course," she said.

She is a 400m and 400m hurdle gold medallist from last year's Commonwealth Youth games.

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