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Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

After picking up nine medals on Saturday's second day, Jamaica's senior athletes stepped up the pace on yesterday's final day of competition of the NACAC Championships in Toronto, Canada. The nation picked up an additional 11 medals to end the three...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Six Jamaicans, headed by double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, will be in action on the track today as the IAAF Diamond League circuit makes its stop in Monaco.Thompson, who is yet to hit top form this season, will get another shot at...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica had three victories on yesterday's final day of competition at the Athletics World Cup in London, England, as Shericka Jackson, Shanieka Ricketts and Tyquendo Tracey won their respective events.Jamaica, with 153 points, ended fourth overall...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Co-captains Shiann Salmon and Christopher Taylor both won silver medals, while Chantz Sawyers took home a bronze, as the country's young athletes picked up three medals on yesterday's fourth day of competition at the IAAF World Under 20...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's top two 400 metres runners, Akeem Bloomfield and Nathon Allen, will make their Diamond League debuts today in Rabat, Morocco.Both athletes who got a taste of the European circuit on Monday while competing in the 200 metres in Lucern,...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Sprint hurdlers Damion Thomas and Orlando Bennett will lead Jamaica's hunt for more medals on today's third day of competition at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.Long jumper Wayne Pinnock won a bronze yesterday, and 16...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will be hoping to be among the medals at the end of day two at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland and with two athletes in the final of the men's long jump and coach Jeremy Delisser is very optimistic.Delisser who is...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

After a very successful opening day for Jamaica at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships where all seven athletes advanced to the next round of their events, it will be a very busy day two in Finland for the country's young athletes.Fifteen will be...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

FOR the next six days starting today, some of the country's top junior athletes will showcase their talents internationally as the IAAF World Under-20 Championships will be held in Tampere, Finland. Over 2,000 athletes and officials from more than...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

The island's top junior athletes will fly out today for the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, July 10-15.Forty-one athletes will make the trip. De'Jour Russell of Calabar High who was named in the squad has since withdrawn.The...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Jordan Scott and Orlando Thomas captured the first two finals on yesterday's opening day of the JAAA/ Supreme Ventures Limited National Junior and Senior Championships at the National Stadium.In a triple jump event dominated by collegiate athletes...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

THE country's top junior and senior athletes will be in action over the next four days at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Junior and Senior Championships, which will take place at the National Stadium.Junior athletes will be seeking places on two...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Sprint hurdler Danielle Williams was the only Jamaican winner at yesterday's Oslo Bislett Games Diamond League meet. The 2015 IAAF World champion captured the women's 100 metres hurdles in a season's best 12.60 seconds .Williams who has been...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

FORMER Hydel High thrower Shadae Lawrence was in fantastic form last weekend for Kansas State University at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet at California State University, Sacramento, winning the women's discus throw with a distance of 62.10m....

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

LOCAL junior and senior athletes will get another chance to warm up for next month's National Championships when the third JAAA All Comers meet takes place at the National Stadium this evening starting at 6 o'clock.The meet is set to get under way...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

More than 30 Jamaicans, led by the University of Auburn's Nathon Allen, will be hoping to advance to next month's NCAA Division One Championships when the three-day East and West preliminary Championships get under way today.The East Championships...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

The National Stadium will be buzzing with excitement this evening as a galaxy of stars will be on show at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet. The international women's long jump and the women's 100m hurdles events, which start at 7:30 p.m...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Following victories earlier in the day by Edwin Allen and Holmwood, Hydel made it three out of three for defending champions, after closing the show yesterday in the final event for high school girls at the Penn Relays, by...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Action is expected to hit high gear among the boys, when the final day of competition at the 124th Penn Relays gets under way on the University of Pennsylvania campus with the likes of Calabar, St Elizabeth Technical (...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Edwin Allen were the toast of yesterday's opening day of the 124th staging of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field.There was double success for Edwin Allen in jumping events through Lotavia Brown and Jonique Burgher.Brown...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

HEAD coach of Jamaica's track and field team at the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Maurice Wilson, is hailing the success of the athletes following their record-breaking performance.Jamaica won an all-time best 25 medals (7 gold...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Former Titchfield thrower Kai Chang will be donning the colours of Calabar for the first time, when he competes in the Class One discus and shot put at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium this week.A...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Calabar High School assistant coach Omar Hawes said that the Red Hills Road based school is ready to begin its defence of its title at this year's ISSA Grace/Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships , starting today at the National Stadium."...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

A year ago, Excelsior High school hurdler Devontie Archer missed the final of the Class Two boys' 400 metres hurdles, after finishing ninth overall in the semi-finals round. Fast-forward one year, and Archer is determined to set things right.This is...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

THE ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships is just two weeks away, but today inside the National Stadium fans are in store for some special performances as they will get a sneak preview, with several top high school athletes clashing in the...

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