Quarter-miler Charokee Young has signed with Puma, becoming the latest Jamaican runner to join the German apparel manufacturer’s roster of athletes.
Young made the announcement in a post on Instagram recently.
Young is the 2022 NCAA 400m, silver medalist.
She is the fastest Jamaican woman in the world this year at 49.87.
“So blessed to announce that I am the newest member of the Puma family,” said Young, who just completed her sophomore year at Texas A&M University, is making her first appearance in an individual event at a global championship after finishing third at Jamaica’s national championships.
She was a member of Jamaica’s bronze-medal-winning team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah also recently announced that she is now a member of the Puma family after breaking ties with Nike.
Kemba Nelson, the NCAA 100m silver medalist who was third at Jamaica’s national championships in June, also signed with Puma recently.
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