Lean, Green distance machine
Hydel High's Monifa Green is the most consistent female long-distance runner locally. She hopes to continue that great form next week when she competes at Champs in the Class One 1500 metres and 3000-metres open.
Green has been dominant on the road since last November, representing Jamaica at the NACAC Cross Country Championships in the United States earlier this month.
At last year's Champs, she finished eighth in the 2000m steeplecahase, second in the class two 1500 metres, scoring a big win in the 3000 metres. That win was a convincing, fast 10:16.42 to defeat Vere Technical's Britnie Dixon.
Green renews rivalry with Dixon as well as the Edwin Allen pair of Kayon Green and Jeima Davis in a line-up for a great battle. While on national duties, Dixon ruled the roost at CARIFTA trials and is ready to defend her title.
"I have a lot of respect for my competitors, but I have been in good form all season. I will be coming to defend my title. I also want to win the 1500-metres so I can give my team valuable points, " she said.
Green is disappointed that she can only do two events this year due to new rules.
IN GOOD FORM
"I am very disappointed that I will not be able to do the steeplechase. I wanted to give my team more points to remain high in the team standings," she said, pointing out that she is positive going into Champs.
"I feel really great and my fans can expect great things from me," she said, confident her team will finish in the top two once again as it has done the last two seasons.