Reggae Boyz captain Je-vaughn Watson says the new look Jamaica team set to take on Honduras today in an international friendly at BBVA Compass stadium in Texas, USA, at 8:30 p.m. Jamaica time, is on the right path and he expects an improved performance and a win. Watson, who was appointed captain when Theodore Whitmore started as interim coach back in September, told The Gleaner the players are united and enthusiastic and are all willing to ‘fight’ for a win. “It’s (team) on the right path, even though it’s a young team, the chemistry is good and when you have good chemistry you can do lots of good things. If guys are not gelling it’s not going to work. Everyone is born Jamaican, they are willing to fight to make sure we win,” he said from the team’s hotel during a telephone interview yesterday. “Every game, we try to win so we will try to win because the last game we lost and losing is a habit. So we have to try to win this game and step up the ranking,” Watson added. In the team’s last outing against USA, the Boyz spent most of the match defending. But Watson defended his troops’ performance and promised an improve display for tonight’s contest. “The last game, we put out a young team against a strong USA team, and the weather we played in, a lot of the guys weren’t use to it. But it was a good result and although we wanted to win, we came up short. But we are still rebuilding and we only lost 1-0, but we created a lot of chances and did not capitalise, so we are hoping when we go out tomorrow (today), we can capitalise and score some goals,” he commented. RIGHT PATH
Sunday Results Story Links Complete Results 4×100-Meter Relay6. Jackson, Coombe, Kester, Mendlik, 49.25 The field events also generated points for the women’s team again with school record holder Christina LeMunyon taking sixth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-1.75 (3.40m). Those performances helped the men’s team finish fifth in the team standings with 87.25 points, the program’s highest point total since 2005. UNI won the men’s title with 183.25 points. 1,500 Meters5. Tess Misgen, 4:34.39 4×100-Meter Relay1. Malau, Peka, Chier, Maguranyanga, 40.50 Malau, Peka, Chier, Maguranyanga opened the day by winning the 4×100-meter relay in 40.50. Triple Jump1. Cloud Masibhera, 49-1 (14.96m) The Bulldogs also collected a title in the men’s triple jump as Cloud Masibhera won the competition on his next to last jump with a leap of 49-1 (14.96m). Print Friendly Version Later in the afternoon, Maguranyanga blizted past the field in the 200 meters to win in 21.31 followed by Peka in second (21.70) and Malau in fourth (21.70). The women’s team’s day on the track was highlighted by Victoria Coombe overcoming an early stumble to rally back and take fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.63. Coombe also teamed up with Sophia Jackson, Keaton Kester and Ellie Mendlik to take sixth in the 4×100-meter relay in 49.25 Sophomore Kundai Maguranyanga led an outstanding day for the men’s sprinters as he swept the men’s 100 and 200 meters to become the first Bulldog to do so since 1988 and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4×100-meter relay team. The two titles came after he won the 60 and 200 meters during the indoor season to give him four individual MVC titles this year. 4×400-Meter Relay7. Kearney, Coombe, Kester, Misgen, 3:59.47 Drake’s women’s team finished seventh in the team standings with Illinois State winning the women’s title. Individual Drake Men’s Results100 Meters1. Kundai Maguranyanga, 10.483. Aobakwe Malau, 10.654. Victor Peka, 10.686. Aaron Chier, 10.70 Discus 9. Lexie Chapman, 148-8 (45.32m)14. Katelyn Williams, 134-3 (40.93m) 4×400-Meter Relay8. Chier, Lechleitner, Enzugusi, Cozine, 3:32.37 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University track and field team’s men’s sprinters collected a total of 57 points with three titles to lead the Bulldogs on the final day of the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship. 200 Meters1. Kundai Maguranyanga, 21.312. Victor Peka, 21.704. Aobakwe Malau, 21.70 Maguranyanga won the 100 meters in 10.48 to be the first Bulldog to win the event since 2007 and just the fourth to do so in the last six decades. He was the first of four Bulldogs to score in the event as Aobakwe Malau was third in 10.65, Victor Peka was fourth in 10.68 and Aaron Chier took sixth in 10.70. Women’s Team Standings1. Illinois State, 191 2. Southern Illinois, 176 3. Indiana State, 132.50 4. Northern Iowa, 100.50 5. Missouri State, 75 6. Loyola (Ill.), 70 7. Drake, 348. Bradley, 31 9. Valparaiso, 4.5010. Evansville, 3.50 The men’s team also got points in the 400-meter hurdles as Angelo Romagna and Simon Perrotin turned in personal bests to finish fifth and seventh, respectively. By winning two events and leading another to a title, Maguranyanga was named the Championship’s Most Valuable Athlete. He is the first Bulldog to earn the award during the outdoor season in the award’s 19-year history. Individual Drake Women’s Results800 Meters5. Meghan Kearney, 2:12.46 The Bulldogs travel to Sacramento, Calif., next for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds May 23-25. 5,000 Meters11. Olivia Rogers, 17:20.8919. Rachel Selva, 17:44.3522. MyKaela Cole, 18:03.04 2019 MVC Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipMen’s Team Standings1. Northern Iowa, 183.25 2. Illinois State, 131.253. Indiana State, 129.25 4. Southern Illinois, 125.505. Drake, 87.25 6. Loyola (Ill.), 747. Bradley, 70 8. Valparaiso, 11.509. Evansville, 6 400-Meter Hurdles4. Victoria Coombe, 1:02.63 400-Meter Hurdles5. Angelo Romagna, 54.53 – PR7. Simon Perrotin, 56.89 – PR Pole Vault6. Christina LeMunyon, 11-1.75 (3.40m) 1,500 Meters7. Matt Cozine, 3:56.019. Kevin Kelly, 3:57.5211. Xavier Lechleitner, 4:02.32 Earlier in the day, a pair of fifth-place finishes in the distance events garnered more points for the Bulldogs. Tess Misgen turned in a fifth-place showing in the 1,500 meters in 4:34.39 followed by a personal best from Meghan Kearney in 2:12.46 to take fifth in the 800 meters.