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Stories by Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two young Jamaicans are in the Dominican Republic to attend a regional table tennis camp.Nevaeh Scott of Portmore Missionary Preparatory and Azizi Johnson of Jesse Ripol Primary have made the trip with their coaches, Richard Davidson and former...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two young Jamaicans will be in the Dominican Republic on August 20 to attend a regional table tennis camp.Nevaeh Scott of Portmore Missionary Preparatory School and Azizi Johnson of Jesse Ripol Primary School have made the trip with their coaches...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Natoya Goule is now enjoying the best season of her track and field career, but she almost walked away from the sport in 2017.In an interview appearing on the IAAF website yesterday, the new national 800-metre record holder said that an iron...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Keanan Dols swam his way into the 200 metres individual medley final at the recent Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, he broke a Jamaican record that had stood for 34 years. Andrew Phillips, who set the old mark in the 1984 Olympic...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Kemoy Campbell, Jamaica's long distance dynamo, produced a promising run over 5000 metres last weekend in London. His season's best time - 13 minutes 23.73 seconds - has brightened his outlook about upcoming races....

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican team is coming home from the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, with a fistful of four gold medals, but some observers believe better performances are possible. Among them is David Riley, president of the Jamaica Track...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two-time Jamaica long jump champion Ramone Bailey is looking forward to this weekend's Athletics World Cup. According to his Eagles Track Club coach David Riley, that is because it takes him back to London, where he has unfinished business from last...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With a Commonwealth Games silver medal and a big win over a great field in Germany last week, discus thrower Traves Smikle is a man on the move. While he is pleased with himself, he is searching for the consistency that will confirm him as one of...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In form, Anastasia Le-Roy continued her fine 2018 season yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts, with a breakthrough run over 200m. Le-Roy, the Commonwealth Games 400m runner-up, showed impressive sprint speed to win at half the distance in a personal...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Today's staging for the Kingston and St Andrew Table Tennis Association's Women's Cup could feature some fierce battles. Though nine-time national champion Yvonne Foster isn't competing, a host of future prospects will match shots at the Excelsior...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a bout with injury, Jamaica's leading distance runner, Kemoy Campbell, is raring to go.Campbell, a World Championships 5000 metres finalist in London last year, is training hard for an outdoor debut in Kingston at the Jamaica Invitational. The...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When the finalists line up for the boys' 4x400 metres at the 2018 World Under-20 Championships on July 15, the United States of America will be the favourite as usual. However, after seeing brilliant high-school running at last weekend's Penn Relays...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A year ago, 400 metre runner Fitzroy Dunkley was flying high at the Penn Relays. Now 12 months after a winning anchor leg for a Jamaica in the USA versus the World 4x400 metre relay, Dunkley is back from injury and hoping to be selected for Penn...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

England's Richard Kilty believes that Jamaica needs retired sprint king Usain Bolt to win in the 4x100 metre relay.A jubilant Kilty expressed the view after England won the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games a few days ago in Australia. With...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Sprinter Natalliah Whyte raised her stocks with a big 200m personal best on Saturday. Whyte, the 2014 Youth Olympic champion, did successful double duty at the War Eagle meet on the campus of Auburn University, while there were key wins by fellow...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A personal best by former Jamaica College jumper Clayton Brown was the best Jamaican performance of a busy weekend on the US college track and field circuit. Brown fought his way over a bar set at 2.24m in Florida, while compatriots Adrian Riley,...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There's no clear favourite for the men's 100 metre at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. That's the view of Ato Boldon, who won that title in 1998 for Trinidad and Tobago. Boldon brands that event as wide open, but believes that 2017 World...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Twenty years ago, 100-metre hurdler Gillian Russell won gold for Jamaica at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.Reflecting on that victory, Russell-Love says it validated a career that was marked by triumph at the Junior level and on the US Collegiate...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Malik James-King of Calabar High School lit up the final day of the JAAA Carifta Trials at the National Stadium on March 4 with a fine performance in the 400-metre hurdles. James-King fought off a determined challenge with a personal best time of 50...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There were important wins for Jamaicans on the US indoor college circuit on the weekend. Running for Georgia Tech and Florida State University, respectively, Jenine Williams and Edward Clarke triumphed in the women's 60-metre hurdles and the men's...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's 30-member team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships has been jolted by the withdrawal of defending 60 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod.News about McLeod's withdrawal came from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Former Holmwood Technical High School standout Gleneve Grange smashed her indoor shot put personal best in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday. Now a senior at Florida State University (FSU), Grange spun her shot out to 17.24m at the Alex Wilson...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There is a new contender for the Boys' Class 1 shot put gold medal at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships next month. It is Courtney Lawrence of Petersfield High School, the upset winner of the event at last week's Western...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Danniel Thomas-Dodd continued her fine indoor track and field season yesterday with an explosive destruction of her own national shot put record. Throwing on the birthday of her husband Shane, Thomas-Dodd fired the shot 19.05m at a meet on the...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After all she has won, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce could have stayed on the couch after the arrival last August of her son Zyon.Instead, she's been back in training with the MVP Track Club since October. In an exclusive interview, the 2008 and 2012...

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