By Gary Smith, World-Track
MIAMI, USA — Commonwealth Games 100-metres champion Sheri Ann Brooks is expected to be amongst the front runners for a place on the Jamaican team in Berlin, according her agent.
The Jamaica track and field championships is set for this week at the National Stadium in Kingston, and Kris Mychasiw believes everything is coming together at the right time for Brooks.
"We’ve been putting a lot more emphasis on 65m – 100m and it was evident in Berlin (IAAF Golden League) that it’s coming together in time for trials," Mychasiw told World-Track in an electronic interview.
With Veronica Campbell-Brown gaining an automatic slot on the 100-metres team for being the defending champion from Osaka, two-years-ago, Jamaica will gain an extra slot at the World Championships.
However, a cautious Mychasiw is still considering a difficult championship, but is confident Brooks, who was seventh in the semi-finals in Osaka, will be ready for the challenges.
"Jamaican nationals are very strong and on any given day there are four to five girls who could rise to the occasion and win any meet at any level," the cautious Mychasiw said.
"So our goal is to show up at trials ready to do our best and run a season best and to gain a spot on the Jamaican team (for Berlin)," he added.
After a slow start to her season, Brooks ran a seasonal best of 11.18seconds to finish third at the opening IAAF Golden League meeting in the German capital two Sundays ago.
The performance is the sixth fastest by a Jamaican female sprinter this season behind Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart, who leads the world with 10.92seconds.
She has a 23.01 year best time for the 200m this and plans to run both the 100m and 200m sprints.
In spite of this, Mychasiw said they would still wait to make the final decisions.
"The plan is yes (to double), but we will see what happens," he told World-Track Monday.