Kingston College’s 17-year-old standout Jhevaughn Matherson – one of the most talented young sprinters in Jamaica – says he is more motivated ahead of the upcoming season, after his recent recognition at the Courtney Walsh Award For Excellence.Matherson’s young career has been hampered due to a string of injuries, but the youngster, who was honoured for his sporting and academic performances, says he is looking forward to the upcoming 2017 season, when he will be expected to lead Kingston College’s charge for the boys’ title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships.”I was not necessarily surprised when I won the award but I was a bit astonished as it was a great feeling to be named best student athlete for the past year,” said Matherson after a recent training session. “Being tops in sports and in academics is a wonderful feeling, and this goes to show that basically life has many streams and you cannot afford to focus in one area because you have to open your mind and do well in everything you do.”Matherson stated that it has not been difficult for him to balance by doing well in academics and on the track. “It is not necessarily hard as sacrifices will always have to be made and you won’t always have time for fun but know your real focus and you have to push for that,” he said.The lower sixth-form student passed seven subjects, including English and mathematics in external examinations.Matherson stated that he has been more inspired by his recent award and is looking forward for special performances on the track next season once he remains injury-free.”When you get an academic award when you are a good athlete, it shows that you are heading into the right direction, so I hope to continue. Doing better is always the right priority, and next year I am looking forward to do even much better and I am more mature now, my dreams have always been big and to achieve my dream to be at the top will be spectacular,” Matherson said.Unlike may athletes who have gone professionally straight out of high school, Matherson is not looking on that route.”It is always smart to get your education intact, and different people do different things but I am happy for the culture at Kingston College as majority of our student athletes go straight to university, and at the moment that is where my heart is,” said Matherson.- R.G.
GLENSWILLY will defend their Senior Football Championship against Gaoth Dobhair after today’s RnaG 2012 competition draw.The first leg of the tie will be held in Gaoth Dobhair.Full Senior Championship Draw 2012Preliminary – Kilcar v MalinFirst RoundN Conaill v St Naul’sSt Eunans v Kilcar / MalinSt Michaels v Mc CoolsBundoran v GlenfinArdara v FourMastersDungloe v Cloich Cheann FhaolaFanad Gaels v KillybegsGaoth Dobhair v Glenswilly. IntermediatePreliminaryUrris v Naomh MhuireBuncrana v Burt Quarter-finalsTermon v Urris/N MhuireCarndonagh v Buncrana/BurtN Columba v N ColmcilleN Brid v Aodh Ruadh Junior BPreliminary round(1) Milford v Moville(2) Muff v R Emmets (3) Glenfin v GlenswillyFirst round(3) v Na Rossa(2) v DowningsSt. Eunans v (1)Convoy v MacCumhaill’sArdara v Letterkenny GaelsSt. Michael’s v N Padraig, LiffordN Columba v PettigoNaomh Ultan v N ConaillJunior APreliminary roundNaomh Ultan v Red HughsLetterkenny Gaels v R EmmetsMilford v N Padraig, LiffordQuarter-finalsMuff v Milford/N PadraigNa Rossa v ConvoyN Ultan/Red Hughs v DowningsL Gaels/R Emmets v MovilleU-21BN Brid v BurtN Colmcille v Aodh RuadhRobert Emmet v N Padraig, LiffordMoville v BuncranaTermon v CarndonaghDownings v N ColumbaByes: Convoy, Red HughsU-21APreliminary round(1) Bundoran v N Conaill(2) St. Eunan’s v Gaoth Dobhair(3) St. Naul’s v Dungloe(4) Fanad Gaels v St. Michael’sFirst roundMalin v CloughaneelyMilford v (3)Ardara v (1)(4) v Glenfin(2) v MacCumhaill’sKillybegs v KilcarFour Masters v Naomh MhuireLetterkenny Gaels v GlenswillyBREAKING NEWS: GLENSWILLY TO DEFEND SFC TITLE AGAINST GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: February 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)