Russell looking to put on a show at Penns

first_imgJanieve Russell remains confident of excelling again at the upcoming Penn Relays, which will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from April 28-30.”They (fans) are expecting great times. They are expecting a show and I am just going out there to use Penn Relays as a training ground again,” said Russell.Russell, a University of Technology (UTech) student, competed at Penns for eight years – five for her alma mater Holmwood Technical and three years for UTech.”I have a lot of experience. Penn Relays is very cold and thing, and a lot of athletes are not used to the climate because they are always in the tropical area, and to know that I have been travelling to Penn Relays for eight years, I know the feeling, the crowd and the atmosphere that we are going into,” Russell observed.While clocking a personal best in the 2015 World Championships last year, Russell not only reached the final, but placed fifth with a lifetime best of 54.64 seconds.”Yes, I am ready. There is a lot of expectation from other athletes and your fans and people who are looking out there and saying she is a World Championship finalist and she is representing her school,” said Russell.”They are expecting great times. They are expecting a show and I am just going out there to use Penn Relays as a training ground again.”She added: “The 4×400 will help with my endurance and the 4x200m will help with my speed. I am just going out there confident and just ready to perform.”So it’s a good feeling to know that I am well prepared and just going out there to showcase,” she told The Gleaner in an interview after FLOW Foundation gave a 16 per cent increase of $4 million and 30 thousand to 28 high school and tertiary institutions to offset costs associated with competing at the event, at their head office on Half-Way Tree Road on Tuesday.OTHER ATHLETESThere were a number of other outstanding athletes present.Calabar High’s sensation, Christopher Taylor, who will compete at his first Penn Relays, said: “I feel very excited. I am gonna go out there and do the best for my school.”Also, the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) Zinedine Russell, who finished second overall in the girls Open heptathlon at Champs, said: “I am looking forward to getting the plaque for my school.”She will compete in the 400m.last_img read more

GALLERY: ONE Championship: Reign of Kings

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West READ: Belingon dominates Nguyen for ONE interim bantamweight beltThe biggest win of the night was delivered by Kevin Belingon, who ended Martin Nguyen’s reign and captured the ONE interim bantamweight title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Here are the photos from the event:Rene Catalan scored a unanimous decision win over Indonesia’s Stefer Rahardian in ONE: Reign of Kings. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRene Catalan (left) scored a unanimous decision win over Indonesia’s Stefer Rahardian in ONE: Reign of Kings. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChamuaktong Fightermuaythai and Brown Pinas locked in a battle. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoshua Pacio puts Pongsiri Mitsatit in a “passion lock.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoshua Pacio wins his third straight fight in ONE Championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPanicos Yusuf vs Han zi Hao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChris Ngimbi vs Armen Petrosyan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArmen Petrosyan vs Chris Ngimbi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGarry Tonan vs Rahul Raju. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGarry Tonan vs Rahul Raju. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang takes down Aziz Pahrudinov in their ONE Lightweight bout. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang tries to fend off punches from Aziz Pahrudinov. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang vs Aziz Pahrudinov. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang vs Aziz Pahrudinov. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang continues his steady climb back to the top. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRenzo Gracie vs Yuki Kondo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRenzo Gracie vs Yuki Kondo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShannon Wiratchai getting pummelled by Shinya Aoki. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShinya Aoki with a dominant performance. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBrandon Vera pumps up the crowd at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon showing off his Igorot roots during the ring entrance. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon vs Martin Nguyen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon vs Martin Nguyen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon vs Martin Nguyen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon vs Martin Nguyen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon vs Martin Nguyen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon is the new ONE interim bantamweight champion! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon addressed the hometown crowd at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon is the new ONE interim bantamweight champion! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon is the new ONE interim bantamweight champion! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon is the new ONE interim bantamweight champion! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Filipino fighters put on impressive performances in the ONE: Reign of Kings on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Joshua Pacio and Rene Catalan both dominated their foes in the undercard while Eduard Folayang made it back to back in the lightweight division after a unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carlos’ absence a challenge for Lady Maroons Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments MOST READlast_img read more