The Jamaican Tigers
The Auburn Tiger Track and Field program was great last season, and they look to be great this upcoming season. The Auburn Tigers have put together one of deepest sprinter rosters in the NCAA. Included in this loaded sprints roster are three young Jamaican sprinters that have made a well known presence not only in the Southeastern Conference, but in Collegiate Athletics as a whole. Nathon Allen(Spanish Town, Jamaica), Akeem Bloomfield(Kingston, Jamaica), and Raheem Chambers (Kingston, Jamaica) are three talented Sophomores that put together stellar Freshman seasons at Auburn University, and will look to add to their already impressive careers. Raheem Chambers was apart of the Auburn 4×100 relay team that finished as the National Runner-up in the event. Chambers, got better as the season went along last season. He had Personal best of 6.68 in 60 meter dash, and 10.20 in the 100 meter dash. We look for Chambers to improve drastically in his second season on the plains. He could go sub 10 in the 100 meter dash.Akeem Bloomfield started his collegiate athletics career off with a bang by winning the Vanderbilt Commodore Invite 400 meter dash race with a time of 46.68. That led to a very superb Freshman campaign. His Freshman campaign consisted of finishing 2nd in the 400 meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships, 3rd in the 400 Meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships , and 5th in the 400 Meter dash at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He ran a personal best of 44.74 during the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round where he won the race. Bloomfield, has the talent to win the 400 meter dash National Title, and with a year under his belt he will make a real push for it. Nathon Allen has the ability to be the best sprinter in the NCAA for the 2018 Indoor & Outdoor season. We feel if he puts together two 400 Meter Dash titles he will be a finalist Bowerman Trophy in 2018.Last season he started off his Outdoor with a 400 meter dash win, at the FSU Relays with a time of 46.63. From there everything after that was magical. He ran a personal best 44.19 in the semi-finals of the World championships to qualify him for the finals. That time was the 15th fastest 400 meter time in 2017. He went on to finish 5th in the 400 meter dash at the World championships. He is a heavy favorite to win the 400 meter NCAA title in 2018. Allen, has sprinted his way to being the top Jamaican 400 meter runner for the present, and future. If he stays healthy World Championship & Olympic medals could be in the cards for him. With these three talented sprinters returning to the Auburn Tigers they could contend for the Indoor & Outdoor season 4×400 relay National Titles. The 2019 World Championships will have new faces for Team Jamaica.