Jamaican among 2022 Women’s Rising Star Award nominees

Jamaican Kerrica Hill, far right, among nominees for Women's Rising Star Award.
Jamaican Kerrica Hill, far right, among nominees for Women’s Rising Star Award.
World Athletics

World Athletics on Nov. 1 named Jamaican Kerrica Hill among five nominees for its 2022 Women’s Rising Star Award.
“World Athletics is delighted to announce the five nominees for the 2022 Women’s Rising Star Award, which will recognize this year’s best U20 athlete at the World Athletics Awards 2022,” said World Athletics in a statement.
“The nominations reflect the many standout performances that the sport has witnessed this year at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 and other events around the world,” it added.
The winner of the 2022 Women’s Rising Star Award will be selected by an international panel of experts and be announced on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December.
Hill is the World U20 100m hurdles champion; World U20 4x100m champion; and recoded the fastest U20 100m hurdles time of the year, “a world U18 best.”
The other nominees are: Jackline Chepkoech, Kenya, Commonwealth 3000m steeplechase champion, Kenyan 3000m steeplechase champion and Brussels Diamond League winner.
Faith Cherotich, Kenya, World U20 3000m steeplechase champion, Kenyan World U20 Championships Trials champion and Diamond League Final third place.
Mine De Klerk, South Africa, World U20 shot put champion, World U20 discus throw bronze medalist and seven of the world’s top 10 U20 shot put performances.
Adriana Vilagos, SRB, World U20 javelin throw champion, European javelin throw silver medalist and World’s 11 best U20 performances of the year.

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