Stilll room to improve says junior champion Kalawan

June 24, 2016
@Normal:Shannon Kalawan

IT has been a wonderful season for Edwin Allen High School athlete, Shannon Kalawan in the 400 metres hurdles and following her easy win at the National Junior Championship in the Under 20 race in 59.45 seconds, she is looking towards the World Junior Championships next month.

Kalawan is eyeing a spot on the senior team to the Rio Olympic Games.

"I definitely will be competing at the senior trials as I will be hoping for a top three finish and at the same time I will be preparing for the World Junior Championships," she said.

Kalawan, with a season and personal best of 56.29 seconds, is the best Jamaican at the junior level and is ranked number two on the World Junior list behind the United States pair of Sydney McLaughlin (54.66), and Anna Cockrel (56.28).

Following her win at the National Junior Championships, Kalawan said that she will be going back to the drawing board to get things right for the remainder of the season.

"It is a pity I was not pushed on Saturday as I really wanted to see where I was at the moment and I know it is going to be very hard at World Juniors but I will be going back to the drawing board with my coach so we can get things perfect for the remainder of the season," she said.

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