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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National 400 metres champion Javon Francis could miss the 123rd Penn Relays. Francis left last week's IAAF World Relays with an injury niggle. His absence in the men's 4x400 metres relay final held Jamaica to third.Checks reveal that Francis has a...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Calabar High School could become the most successful high school 4x400 metres team in the history of the Penn Relays this week. Led by the outstanding Christopher Taylor, Calabar will bid for a record eighth Penn 4x400 metres when the Relays begin...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Edwin Allen High and Holmwood Technical have waged a season-long battle in the 4x800m relay. That will come to a climax this Thursday and Friday at the 123rd Penn Relays. Edwin Allen advance to Franklin Field, the Philadelphia home of the Relays, as...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Calabar, St Elizabeth Technical, and St Jago High Schools have won the 4x800 metres at the last three renewals of the world-renowned Penn Relays. Alongside Kingston College, they will battle to extend that mini-streak when the boys run into action...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

What do you get when you add the fastest Class Three sprinter of all time to a terrific Class One 4x100 metres team?With Edwin Allen High School coach Michael Dyke doing the mathematics, the result could be a new record for the Penn Relays 4x100...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Had Akeem Bloomfield stayed for his last year of high-school eligibility and if Jhevaughn Matherson had been fit, Kingston College might have had a good chance to defend the high school boys' 4x100 metre relay title at the Penn Relays next week....

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

 Everton Clarke of G.C. Foster College has taken the long route to being on Jamaica's sprint radar.    Last week, Clarke bolstered his growing reputation by winning the men's 100 metres at the Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Track...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jowayne Hibbert, Jamaica's reigning 800 metre champion, is trying something new. Hibbert is experimenting with the 400 metres hurdles this season, and the early results have encouraged him.The former Kingston College athlete says his 800m strength...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Dawnalee Loney of The Mico University College didn't win the 400m at last week's Jamaica Inter-collegiate Track and Field Championships, but she left with her resolve strengthened. Loney is eager to take her place amongst the nation's best and she...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Verone Chambers and Demish Gaye won the women's and men's 400m sprints at the Jamaica Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships with performances that pleased Maurice Wilson, their coach, at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 4:24 AMHubert Lawrence

Kingston College and Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School started the 2017 staging of Boys and Girls' Championships with big predicted winning margins on paper.However, when the five days of running, jumping and throwing was over, Calabar High...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Even though an athlete he coached copped the only sprint double on the male side of Boys and Girls' Championships last week, St Elizabeth Technical High coach Reynaldo Walcott was equally impressed with speed merchants from other schools.In that...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

It's all systems go for this week's Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium.That's the word from the president of the Intercollegiate Sports Association, Dalton Myers. Speaking on Monday, Myers says the event is bigger...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Spalding High School is delighted with its double success at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships last week. According to girls' team coach Megan Wilson-Copeland, the school family is elated after Kimone Campbell and Dwayne Moore...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:00 AMHubert Lawrence

At last week's Boys and Girls' Championships, the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) pair of Rayon Butler and Jauavney James surprised their rivals with a one-two finish in the Class One 800 metres.According to STETHS coach, Reynaldo...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

It HAs been ages since a school from western Jamaica won either Boys Championships or Girls' Championships. Keith Wellington, headmaster atSt Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), says the west can win only if the schools there prioritise Champs...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Despite being a major doubt due to injury, Jaheel Hyde, the past World and Youth Olympic 110-metre hurdles champion, thinks Dejour Russell is heading for big things at the 2017 staging of Boys and Girls' Championships (Champs), should the 16-year-...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Former Cornwall College and Calabar High School thrower Warren Barrett and expert throws coach Marlon Gayle will be watching the Boys and Girls' Champs Class 1 shot put extra keenly. Barrett and Gayle expect big putts from reigning champion Kyle...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Hydel High, St Jago High and Holmwood Technical High schools have all built wonderful teams for the 2017 staging of the Boys and Girls' Championships. Ironically, these three top teams look set to battle each other for second place when the Girls'...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Trelawny, the parish that gave Jamaica its only female Caribbean table tennis champion, is pushing the sport again. The renewed table tennis energy is two-fold. According to Trelawny Table Tennis Association president R. Raymond Lawrence, the goal...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Martin Manley, the 2013 400m World Youth Champion, has just one real target for the 2017 season. He simply wants to stay healthy after a few years in which injuries put him off-track. Now, after a promising run at last month's Gibson McCook Relays,...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Middle-distance prospects like Cemore Donald of Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School and Akeen Colley of Rusea's High School may enjoy changes made to the schedule of Boys and Girls' Championships. That's because a revision for the 2017 staging of...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Following a personal best of 6.66m last month, Todea-Kaye Willis is not far off the all-time Jamaican top ten in the long jump. She is hoping to make further advances and to be on the Jamaican team to London for the IAAF World Championships in...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Danniel Thomas-Dodd upped her national shot put record for the second time in 2017 with a runner-up finish at the US NCAA Indoor Championships. Competing on the College Station campus of Texas A...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

After a fine 2016 season, Jaheel Hyde wants to go one step further in the 400m hurdles. The 20-year-old plans to surpass his Olympic Games semi-final placing with a spot in the final at this year's IAAF World Championships in London. To that end, he...

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