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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

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...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Everyone knows that the Calabar High School quartet of Tyreke Wilson, Christopher Taylor, Michael Stephens and Dejour Russell is the dream team of high school relay sprinting. With Brandon Heath on the third leg in their early days, the group is the...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The Vere Technical pair of Brittany Anderson and Amoi Brown brought a smile to the face of their hurdles coach, Raymond Graham, with their performances at last weekend's Carifta Trials. Speaking after Anderson and Brown had won their respective 100m...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Tiffany James, last year's World Under-20 400m champion, was an interested spectator at the JAAA Carifta Trials on Saturday, James, a six-time Carifta Games gold medal winner, isn't looking back on her stellar junior career. She has her mind focused...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 3:00 AMHubert Lawrence

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

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:58 AMHubert Lawrence

Without giving a specific date, three-time Olympian Michael Frater is contemplating his retirement from athletics.Speaking last Saturday at the Gibson McCook Relays, Frater expressed his joy of being part of a golden era in Jamaican track and field...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympic gold medallist Michael Frater was watching keenly from the stands when his Racers teammates won the men's 4x100m at last Saturday's Gibson-McCook Relays. Speaking just after the race, Frater said that the run of 38.59 seconds was good for...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

A glimpse at the relay section of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships record books shows some of the reason for the current dominance of Calabar High School and Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School. Of the 11 records there listed,...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kimone Hines, the 2017 Western Championships class one 100m winner, is going for gold. Hines, an outgoing senior at Green Island High School, says she is looking forward to the ISSA GraceKennedy Boy's and Girl's Championships where she will do her...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Largely unseen in a meet with its fair share of big names, Trishauna Hemmings of Hydel High School put on a fine performance at last Saturday's Western Relays in Montego Bay. First, she skimmed through the Class One 100 metres hurdles in her fastest...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National champion Simon Tomlinson leads an entertaining line-up for this Saturday's Andrey Dryakin Table Tennis Open to be played at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium on the campus of the University of Technology. Action starts at 9:00am with Tomlinson...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ristananna Tracey, the 400-metre hurdles finalist, hasn't mastered her event's technique and she knows it. That's why she is devoting herself to refining her hurdles technique this season. Tracey, the former Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby is always smiling, but her countenance was brighter than usual at the Western Relays in Montego Bay last Saturday. The glow came from a fine performance there and the good training she has had so far for the 2017 season....

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The doubts about Nesta Carter's eligibility to run now is confusing. Had it been announced in 2008 that he had an adverse analytical finding in a doping test at the Olympics that year, he'd have been back on track by the outdoor season of 2009. So...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

After the initial fuss, arguments have stopped over new restrictions on the number of events individual athletes can do at Boys and Girls' Championships. The protests seemed more concerned with the speed with which the changes have been implemented...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Fedrick Dacres is set to continue his fine early season throwing tomorrow at the King of the Ring competition to be staged at Excelsior High School.Dacres, the 2015 Pan-Am discus champion, set a national record of 68.67 metres at Excelsior on...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Fans at last weekend's JAAA/Jamalco Development meet saw a lively battle between Edwin Allen High and Holmwood Technical High in the 1500 metres events.The pendulum swung back and forth with Edwin Allen in charge in Class One and Class Three and...

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