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Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Trinidad and Tobago’s World champion 4x400m relay team has a target on its back. That’s the view expressed by Deon Lendore, a member of the team that triumphed on May 12 at the IAAF World Relay Games in Yokohama, Japan. Lendore believes the United...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:25 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Ristananna Tracey thinks more speed and better technique will see her back to the podium in the 400m hurdles at this year’s IAAF World Championships. She said if she raises her speed levels this season, she will be dangerous. Tracey cruised to...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Akeem Bloomfield and Chris-Ann Gordon produced the fastest Jamaican 4x400m relay split times at last weekend’s IAAF World Relays. In his senior international debut, Bloomfield paced himself to a 44.9-second leg in the men’s 4x400 metre final, while...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shadae Lawrence continued her advance in the women’s discus with a national record 65.05 metres on the weekend. The 2016 Olympian launched her disc 65.05 metres to establish Jamaica’s top performance in a weekend filled with action on the US...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Most individual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships winners dream of seeing their names up in lights. Not Dazsay Freeman, the two-time Champs hurdles gold medallist. Though she loves track and field, her mind is on a career in...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A tight schedule has obliged Canada to forego a defence of its IAAF World Relays 4x200m title this weekend in Yokohama, Japan. One member of that champion team said Canada will instead focus on the 4x100m with a goal to win. Sub-20 200m man Brendon...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Behind the bright smile of Carifta Games 400-metre runner-up Anna-Kay Allen is the heart of a conqueror. Her fine 2019 campaign has come against the background of injury troubles she has fought in recent seasons. Now, it’s full speed ahead. Allen...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:20 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Track and field fans need not worry that long-distance racing will disappear. That is the indication from Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). While his organisation has made changes to its...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The history of the Carifta Games is liberally sprinkled with the names of young stars who later became champions at the highest level. That appeal has kept Sebastian Coe, the president of the International Associations of Athletics Federation,...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High School captain Christopher Taylor could be ready to run at the 125th Penn Relays, set for April 24-26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, even if he is unavailable, Calabar hope to complete a hat-trick of wins in the Championship...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four years ago, Maurice Wignall was one of the stars of the 24th Carifta Games in Grand Cayman. Now, the dean of Jamaican sprint hurdlers is back in Cayman as part of the coaching staff to the 2019 Carifta team. Wignall is using his...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With the 2019 World Championships five and a half months away, 400-metre ace Demish Gaye has been measuring his steps. However, his speed at the Western Relays and Gibson-McCook Relays in February suggests good things lie ahead for the soft-spoken...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hydel High School is going for a hat-trick at this year’s Penn Relays. Hydel has won the girls’ 4x400-metre relay twice in a row and heads back to storied Franklin Field, the Philadelphia stadium that hosts the celebrated relay carnival, after big...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts is working to improve this year, and the early signs are good. Relieved to have mastered the qualifying mark for the World Championships early, Ricketts has turned her attention to the technical details that she...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Barbadian hopeful Sada Williams produced a banner performance in the 400 metres last Saturday at the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships inside the National Stadium. The 21-year-old slipped away from a good field to stop the clock at...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

1997 World 200 metres champion Ato Boldon believes that the days of the world under-20 4x100 metre record – 43.27 seconds – are numbered. The Trinidad and Tobago sprint great sees Ashanti Moore, double world Under-20 champion Briana Williams, and...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican sprint prospect Briana Williams is primed for a great season. That is the inside information from her coach, Ato Boldon. Optimistic about the future of Jamaican sprinting, Boldon also envisages a World Junior 4x100m relay record for...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

No one knows the ups and downs of hurdling like Megan Tapper, but the 25-year-old Jamaican has placed her trust in the Most High and is targeting the 2019 World Championships. Moreover, the MVP Track Club member is putting in the work that will...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

For the third year in a row, the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships’ Class Two 100-metre hurdles record has fallen. On Saturday, March 30, Ackera Nugent of Excelsior High School advanced the standard to 12.91 seconds. Her...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:25 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Travis Williams took the baton across the line for Excelsior High School’s 4x400 metres team at last week’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, it ended a 51-year wait for a win in the four-lap relay. David Riley,...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:17 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Petersfield head coach Machel Woolery has been telling the tale that the outstanding Antonio Watson has been hearing footsteps in practice. Back at full speed after an early-season niggle, Watson is back to the form that has won him titles at home...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shaquena Foote has scored points aplenty for Petersfield High School at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. Until today, those scores have come in the middle-distance events. Yesterday morning, Foote began her quest in a...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Without a doubt, Calabar High School and Kingston College (KC) have dominated the male side of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championship since 1999. With eight wins apiece, Calabar and KC match each other year after year with...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two schools have thoroughly dominated the girls’ team competition since the merger of Boys’ Championships with Girls Championships in 1999 – Holmwood Technical and Edwin Allen High. In fact, since Holmwood’s first victory in 2003, these are the...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

As ISSA prepared to stage the second merged Boys and Girls’ Championships, two throwers stood heads and shoulders over the rest – Orville Byfield of Kingston College and Maurice Smith of Calabar. The scene had been set by two epic clashes in the...

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