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JCSU track on sport's biggest stage
Coach, 3 athletes going to World Championships
 
Published Thursday, August 1, 2013 2:12 pm
by Herbert L. White

Johnson C. Smith will have a presence at the year’s most important track and field meet.


Golden Bulls men’s and women’s track and field coach Lennox Graham has been named an assistant on the Jamaican national team at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Moscow. Graham will be working with hurdlers during the Aug. 10-18 competition.


“This is a great honor and a privilege to join the coaching staff for the (Jamaican) national team,” Graham said in a statement. “I value this chance to share my knowledge with the athletes, as well as gain coaching experience. This is truly an invaluable professional development opportunity.”


JCSU senior and 2013 USTFCCCA National Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete Danielle Williams will be compete in the 100 meter hurdles on Aug. 16 against her sister Shermaine Williams, a JCSU graduate and 2012 Olympian.


Another JCSU alumnus and Olympian, Leford Green, will compete in the 400-meter hurdles on Aug. 12.


Graham, who is in his sixth season at JCSU, led the Golden Bulls women team to a school-best second place finish at the NCAA outdoor championships in May. Graham, who led the Golden Bulls to CIAA women’s outdoor titles in 2011 and 2013, was named USTFCCCA national and CIAA indoor and outdoor women's coach of the year.

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