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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...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Third last year in the 400 metres hurdles at Boys and Girls' Championships, Sanique Walker thinks she can win this time around. Walker is mindful of the Vere Technical High School tradition in the event and wants to live up to the expectations. Vere...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Javon Francis made a winning start to his indoor athletics career in Texas on a weekend where Jamaicans had good performances elsewhere in Texas, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Karlsruhe, Germany. Francis won his section of the 400m at the Texas Tech...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hydel High School upset Edwin Allen High School in a thrilling 4x800 metres clash at last Saturday's STETHS Invitational. With Charokee Young giving Hydel a strong start, the Corey Bennett-coached team fought off a determined Edwin Allen squad in...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With three wins from three starts, Delrae Delancey of Munro College is the early-season ruler of the Class One shot put. However, despite having the best two winning throws of the 2018 campaign, Delancey is staying focused on winning at the ISSA...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shot putter Danniel Thomas-Dodd and 400m runner Akeem Bloomfield were the star Jamaican performers on the US Indoor circuit last weekend. Thomas-Dodd upped her national shot put record to 18.46m at a meet in Northwest Ohio, while Bloomfield produced...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dyke, head track and field coach at Edwin Allen High, has described his team's 4x800 metres win at last Saturday's Central Hurdles and Relays meet as a 'remarkable run'.Edwin Allen won a duel with Holmwood Technical High in 8 minutes 54.58...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two-time national 400 metre champion Javon Francis will return to action this Saturday at the third staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic at Calabar High school.Now recovered from the hamstring niggles that sidelined him last year,...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hurdler supreme Omar McLeod and rising shot put star Danniel Thomas-Dodd launched their 2018 seasons with bright performances at the weekend. McLeod, the reigning World Indoor 60m hurdles champion, dominated his event at a meet in Kentucky, while...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Positioned once more as a nominee for the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportsman of the Year Award, 110m hurdler Omar McLeod was Jamaica's only individual winner at the IAAF World Championships in London. That was the pinnacle of a peerless 2017...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Canada's top sprinter Andre DeGrasse will compete at the Commonwealth Games in April but not in the 100 metres. That detail was aired earlier this week by Athletics Canada, the governing body for track and field in that country. DeGrasse is set to...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Twenty years ago, Jamaica qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time and won new admirers for the island. Conan Osborne, captain of the national rugby team, sees the same thing happening this year July in San Francisco when Jamaica makes...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With her confidence boosted by a massive jump last week, triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts is thinking big. The 2015 and 2017 World Championships finalist hopes to be selected for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in March and the Commonwealth Games...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Nominated once again for the RJRGLEANER National Sportsman of the Year Award, he has won seven times in the past, world 100 and 200 metres record holder Usain Bolt bolstered his position as the finest sprinter in history during 2017.His bronze medal...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans had a successful weekend in two meets on the US indoor track and field circuit. Natoya Goule led a quartet of Jamaicans winners at the Orange and Purple meet in South Carolina with a comfortable victory over 600m on January 6. Elsewhere,...

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