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Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Gaynstead High's netball teams have sent out early warnings to their rivals in the ISSA urban area schoolgirls netball competition after impressive wins in their opening junior and senior matches.The defending junior champions rattled up a big 54-1...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 1:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A strong Americas track and field squad, with several Jamaican stars in the line-up, will be looking to dethrone defending champions Europe when the two-day IAAF Continental Cup gets under way in Ostrava, Czech Republic.The Continental Cup, formerly...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Several stars of the 2018 Diamond League series will be on show tomorrow and Friday in Zurich and Brussels, respectively.After 12 different stops, 32 champions will be crowned in individual events with the winners set to walk away with Diamond...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Playing at home and with a record crowd of over 13,700 fans, a victory was expected for West Coast Fever, the team of Jamaica senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, playing in the Suncorp Super Netball final in Perth, Australia. But this...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

TRACK and field fans can expect some superb performances today as the 12th staging in the Diamond League series takes place in Birmingham, England.This is the final meet before the grand finals scheduled for Zurich and Brussels and it will be the...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

After creating history and becoming the first Jamaican to run faster than 44 seconds in the 400m and 20 seconds in the 200m, it is perhaps to be expected that Akeem Bloomfield would draw comparisons to another towering Jamaican, Usain Bolt.Bolt did...

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

Jamaica ended its sojourn at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships on a high as Calabar High School's Kai Chang, with gold in the men's discus; Britany Anderson, with silver in the women's 100m hurdles; and the women's 4x400m relay team with bronze...

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

Jamaica had a golden day at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, yesterday.Briana Williams, 16, captured the women's 100 metres event while Damion Thomas gave the country its first-ever win in the men's 110 metres hurdles as he...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

There were no wins at yesterday's Lausanne Diamond League in Switzerland for Jamaican athletes, but there were second-place finishes for Janieve Russell, who posted a big personal best, and Elaine Thompson, and a third-place finish for Shericka...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican athletes had two wins at yesterday's Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Hungary, as Janieve Russell and Fedrick Dacres captured their events. However, there was disappointment for World and Olympic Games 110m hurdles champion, Omar McLeod, who...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Eleven Jamaicans, led by top discus thrower Fedrick Dacres, will be in action at today's seventh stage of the lucrative Diamond League series in Paris.Dacres who won at the Stockholm meet with a season's best 69.57 metres, will be hoping for another...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High's Christopher Taylor and overseas-based Briana Williams will lead a 42-member team, 22 males and 20 females, to the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, which will be held in Tampere, Finland, July 10-15.Taylor, who won the senior 400m...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:16 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Four hundred metre sprinter Akeem Bloomfield, formerly of Kingston College, has decided to go professional after signing with sporting brand Puma International. Bloomfield had what many described as a fantastic collegiate season, which ended with a...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Schoolboy Christopher Taylor upstaged his more senior athletes by taking home the Men's 400m title in 44.86 seconds, on the final day of the JAAA Supreme Ventures Limited National Junior and Senior Championships at the National Stadium yesterday....

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The spotlight will be on the men's 400 metres semi-finals on today's penultimate day of competition at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures Limited National Junior and Senior Championships inside the National Stadium.One of the athletes down to contest the...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A new champion will be crowned in the men's 400m race this Sunday at the JAAA National Senior Athletics Championships at the National Stadium as defending champion Nathan Allen will not be competing.Allen and his University of Auburn teammate Akeem...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The country's top local senior and junior athletes warmed up for this weekend's JAAA National Athletics Championships after creditable performances during the fifth All Comers Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday.Former Commonwealth Games 100m...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's top two 400 metres runners, the University of Auburn's Nathon Allen and Akeem Bloomfield, will be two of six Jamaicans in action today when the four-day National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division 1 Track and Field...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Following an average performance a week earlier in the men's 100m at the third JAAA All Comers Meet, former Commonwealth Games 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole showed remarkable improvement in the event to top the field on Saturday at the fourth All...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

FEDRICK Dacres' excellent form in the discus continued yesterday at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea Diamond League meet in Rome.Dacres defeated a quality field with a throw of 68.51 metres. Among those he beat was Andrius Gudzius of Lithuania, the...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:17 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Shericka Jackson will be gunning for a win today in the women's 200 metres in a bid to take the lead in the points standings as the fourth leg of the Diamond League (DL) series gets under way with the Rome Golden Gala.Jackson is one of seven...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

IT was smooth sailing for Jamaica's collegiate athletes on the opening day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) East Championships in Tampa, Florida, yesterday.The top athletes all advanced to today's quarter-final round, where the...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Following his outstanding achievement on Sunday's final day of competition of the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Outdoor Championships on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, the University of Auburn sophomore, Nathon Allen, who...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Sprintec Track Club's Demish Gaye and MVP Track Club's Stephenie Ann McPherson were best among the males and females in the 200m sprints at yesterday's second All Comers Meet inside the National Stadium. Conditions meant that the athletes had to...

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

Jamaica will be well represented at the second leg of the IAAF Diamond League today in Shanghai with 11 Jamaicans set to compete, led by Olympic Games and World 110m hurdles champion, Omar McLeod.McLeod, who pulled out of the 200 metres at last week...

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