St Jago jumper has high expectations
Having raised his pedigree as a class two high jumper with a number of wins so far this year, Damar Marshall is confident of winning gold for St Jago at this month's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships.
The 16-year-old was encouraged after his personal best 2.05-metre-winning jump at last weekend's Digicel Grand Prix final at the National Stadium.
"I think I will do great and I will be able to win gold and go for the boys' Class Two record at 2.10 metres," said a confident Marshall.
With sweeping wins in most of the development meets, except at the recent Gibson McCook Relays, Marshall feels he has much more left in the tank to go for gold at the upcoming championships.
"A lot of strength work, core and speed work goes into my performances, but it was a very minimal performance at Grand Prix. I saved something in the tank for Champs," he commented.
"I think I am favourite for gold, and I would love to go around 2.11 or 2.12 metres," stressed Marshall.
"I want to save my best for Champs, and I would love to give my school points. My coach is the best in terms of field events, and when it comes to performing, he pushes me and it helps me to perform," added the St Jago athlete.