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Excelsior’s Love targets Champs record

first_imgExcelsior High School’s girls’ team captain, Shanice Love, showed off her good form at the Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic held last Saturday inside the National Stadium. Competing in her backyard, the 18-year-old threw a meet record 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus. She came into the showpiece in good form and improved on the 49.49 metres – which had also been good for gold – at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet a week earlier inside the National Stadium. Love, no doubt, will give some inspiration to her Excelsior charges ahead of next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the same venue, just a stone’s throw from their Mountain-View-based school. “I feel good to get the meet record, it’s the start of the season so this is a good start. I have to lead from the front as captain and set the example and be a role model to my younger teammates,” the Excelsior ‘Lady Eagles’ captain shared with The Gleaner, following her win on Saturday. This year, the discus Class One girls Championships record of 51.32 metres will no doubt be under threat from Love, who will be hoping to finish her Girls’ Champs career in fine style. “My coach has been working closely with me throughout the season and it has been great so far. I will go for Champs gold and the record and also to push my personal best to its furthest,” she outlined. “I want to set the record so that it can stand for years and years to come,” she continued, adding that she will then move on to tertiary studies. Love is also a big academic winner, having copped the Scotiabank-sponsored Howard Aris Scholarship, awarded to the Jamaican student-athlete with the top grade point average at the JAAA’s annual Golden Cleats Awards, recently. The value is $250,000. She finished second at Champs last year behind Hydel High’s Shadae Lawrence, who took gold in 48.66m. Love’s 48.01m seems now a distant stepping stone, as she seeks to round off her final year in style, with the World Juniors also on the agenda.last_img read more

Ronnie Moore named new Harlepool manager

first_img1 Ronnie Moore has been appointed manager of Sky Bet League Two’s basement club Hartlepool.The 61-year-old is tasked with preserving the Football League status of a side sitting at the foot of the fourth tier, six points adrift of safety and with a minus 24 goal difference.Moore, who was sacked by Tranmere in April of this year for breaching FA betting rules, was in the stands at Burton on Saturday to watch Pools slump to a 4-0 defeat.He replaces Paul Murray who was sacked in the wake of a shock 2-1 FA Cup defeat at home to minnows Blyth Spartans. Murray failed to win a league match in his 45 days in charge at Victoria Park.Moore is best known for leading Rotherham from the fourth tier to the Championship in successive seasons between 1999 and 2001 and has also managed Oldham and Tranmere in the Football League.Pools chairman Peter Harris told the club’s official website: “We’re really pleased Ronnie will be coming in as manager.“We believe having Ronnie in charge will give the club the best possible chance of remaining in the Football League and we will provide him with all the support he needs to help him achieve that.“He is a very experienced manager which is something we felt was needed but he’s also a tough character who is very much prepared for the battle ahead.”Hartlepool earlier on Tuesday confirmed a club takeover at Victoria Park following the sale of owner Increased Oil Recovery’s shares.A brief club statement read: “IOR announce with regret that, after being involved with Hartlepool United Football Club since September 1997 (17 years), the decision has been made to sell its shareholding in the club to TMH 2014 Limited.“IOR wishes the new owners every success and would like to thank all of the staff at the club for giving the owners 100 per cent support over the years, which has been appreciated more than words can say.“We wish them and the team every success for the future.” New Harlepool manager Ronnie Moore last_img read more