Tracey Working On Technique

first_img BREAKING 54 SECONDS Only six Jamaican women – Melaine Walker, Kaliese Spencer, Deon Hemmings, Janieve Russell, Nickesha Wilson and Debbie-Ann Parris – have ever run the 400-metre hurdles faster than 54 seconds. The fastest three are Walker, Spencer and Hemmings at 52.42, 52.79 and 52.82 seconds, respectively. “I’m just taking each race a step at a time”, the 2010 World Junior Championship finalist explained, “and work with what the coach has in store and see where it takes me.” Tracey was on track at last Saturday’s Western Relays in Montego Bay. With her Sprintec team-mate Gayon Evans racing in Europe, the 400metre hurdler made a cameo appearance as anchor on the club’s runner-up 4×100 team. Her day ended with a 52.6-second anchor leg in the women’s 4×400-metre relay. Ristananna Tracey, the 400-metre hurdles finalist, hasn’t mastered her event’s technique and she knows it. That’s why she is devoting herself to refining her hurdles technique this season. Tracey, the former Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School star, thinks this will pave the way for her to improve. Now in her second season at Maurice Wilson’s Sprintec Club, Tracey is trying to build on a fine 2016 campaign. She won the 400-metre hurdles at the National Senior Championship and went on to establish a personal best of 54.15 seconds in the Olympic final to finish fifth. Speaking in Montego Bay, last Saturday, the 24-year-old was candid about the area she needs to work on. “Most definitely, my technique is one of my major downfalls,” she confessed, “and I’m working on getting a better technique and I think, with a better technique, I can shave down my time a bit.” She was nevertheless cautious about predicting a specific time she has targeted for 2017. Asked to specify whether or not those improvements will take her past her personal best into sub-54-second territory, she laughed coyly and replied, “Let’s wait and see.”last_img read more

THE HAPPY PRINCE COMES TO THE ABBEY

first_imgThe Donegal Youth Orchestra, Donegal Youth Choir and Little John Nee will perform the Happy Prince in The Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon on Saturday 21st April at 3pm and again at 7pm.   We look forward to seeing you there.The Happy Prince is a very exciting, exquisite and beautiful music and storytelling commission as part of the Public Art Program of Donegal County Council Cultural Serivces and was commissioned in partnership with the VEC Music Education Partnership, An Grianan Theatre and supported by the Contemporary Music Centre and RTE Jnr Radio.Working from an existing text, and directed by Raymond Keane from Barabbas Theatre, we have commissioned composer Vincent Kennedy and writer, actor, storyteller and musician Little John Nee to write and perform an orchestral/narrated Donegal adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Happy Prince’. The piece, which is about 50 minutes long explores the timeless themes of love, friendship and compassion in a magical way. THE HAPPY PRINCE COMES TO THE ABBEY was last modified: April 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE HAPPY PRINCE COMES TO THE ABBEYlast_img read more