Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spearmon Rolling to Jamaica?

Has Usain Bolt and companies' dashing show in Jamaica made Jamaica the new center of the track universe and the place-to-be for elite sprinters?

According to the Jamaican Gleaner News, Wallace Spearmon Jr., is considering joining the high-profile MVP Track Club under coach Stephen Francis and switching his training base to Jamaica for the upcoming season.

This would make the second coaching change in two season for the University of Arkansas alum. Last season Spearmon ended his relationship with Coach Lance Braumon to train under his father Wallace Spearmon Sr. His father, Wallace Spearmon Sr. was a two-time All-American sprinter for coach McDonnell at Arkansas and was a part of the first national championship team in 1984.

Ray Flynn, Spearmon’s manager, speaking to The Gleaner from the United States, said he "cannot confirm" his client would join the group, but said it was an option.

It probably does not hurt that Spearmon is reportedly long-time friends with fellow sprinter Usain Bolt and hey man it's Jamaica.

Jay Hicks for Prerace Jitters.

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