Photo: 100m hurdles World Championship Gold Medal winner Danielle Williams has been nominated for the Golden Cleat Award and Performance of the Year Award.
It was a year filled with top class performances ranging from the junior to the senior level, now a host Jamaica’s Track and Field athletes will converge on the Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA) on Saturday for the sixth edition of the Annual JAAA/ Scotiabank Golden Cleats Awards for 2015.
The events which gets on its way at 6:30 pm, features lead nominees in 2015 double sprint and 100m World sprint champions, Usain Bolt and Shelly- Ann Fraser Pryce.
The 2014 winner of the award, World Championship 2015 bronze medallist, CAC Champion and Pan Am Games Champion, Shot putter O’Dayne Richards and World Championship sprint hurdles silver medallist, Hansle Parchment completes the three man race for the prestigious award.
Reigning World Championship Gold Medal winner over the 100m hurdles, Danielle Williams will look to keep the ward in the hurdles discipline for a second year, as she fancies her chances of toppling Fraser- Pryce for the top prize.
Fellow MVP athletes World championship 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson and 400m bronze and 4x400m relay gold medallist Shericka Jackson complete the list of female nominees.
For the first time at the awards there will be a Performance of the Year Award. The nominees for this award includes Danielle Williams sprint hurdles victory, Elaine Thompson 200m silver medal run, the historic 4X400m relay women’s gold medal performance, Rusheen McDonald’s national record in the 400m, the 100m victory for Bolt and Parchment 110m hurdles silver medal race.
The Coach of the Year award will be a battle between Glen Mills of Racers Track Club, Stephen Francis of MVP and hurdles coach Lennox Graham.
The Howard Aris Award and the Howard Aris/Scotiabank Scholarships for junior athletes will see the versatile Junelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS going up against multi discipline athlete Ayesha Champagnie of St Andrew Technical (STATHS);) and Field athlete Shanice Love of Excelsior High school.
The male award will be a toss-up between the outstanding Calabar athlete Christopher Taylor, Field athletes Demar Gayle of Edwin Allen High and Kevin Nedrick of Petersfield. The St. Elizabeth pair of Marvin Williams and Jevaughn James, the jumping duo of Jamaica College Clayton Brown and O’Brian Waysome completes the nominees.
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