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Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Elaine Thompson, the new sprint prospect from the University of Technology (UTech), is going places.That's the opinion of three-time Olympian, Vilma Charlton, who describes Thompson as 'very strong'.Charlton expects Thompson to be a contender at...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2015 | 4:18 PMHubert Lawrence

Chad Wright, the highest placed Jamaican in the discus throw at Jamaica Invitational held on May 9, thinks his event will be one of the most competitive at the Jamaican National Championships next month.The 24-year-old Wright, who was second with a...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 2:24 PMHubert Lawrence

Rick Webb is confident he and his veteran partner, Mark Lewis, will continue to make progress in regional qualifying for next year's Olympic beach volleyball tournament.Speaking after he and Smith successfully emerged from the first round of...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 2005, Asafa Powell settled into the blocks at the Jamaica Invitational for the start of the 100 metres. When the starter's pistol fired, the Orangefield Express burst from the blocks and ran smoothly to victory in 9.85 seconds.Ten years later, on...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Months after his daughter Alia Atkinson took gold in a world record-equalling time at the 2014 Short Course World Swimming Championships, Tweedsmuir Atkinson was still beaming with pride.During a recent visit to Jamaica, the champion swimmer's...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 5:12 PMHubert Lawrence

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may only be running one individual event in Beijing at the World Championships this August.Speaking to the press at the Jamaica International Invitational last Saturday, Fraser-Pryce revealed that she hasn't yet decided to...

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1991, Randy Fagan produced a fine display to wrest the national men's singles table tennis title from reigning champion Keith Evans.Asked after the victory for the secret to success, Fagan produced a gem.He said: "Practise, practise and when you'...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 1:59 PMHubert Lawrence

Despite being at the centre on an off-field storm, Calabar High School shone brightly at the 121st Penn Relays.Calabar clicked off three wins, with one standing out for special mention. That special moment came in the Championship of Americas 4x100...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Andrew Fisher, Jamaica's repeat Inter-collegiate 100 metres champion, is targeting a new personal best in the 9.8 second range. With his training going well so far in 2015, Fisher is aiming high. The 23-year-old wants to qualify for Jamaica's team...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 8:07 PMHubert Lawrence

Sunday Gleaner WriterFRANKLIN FIELD, PhiladelphiaWhen St Catherine High School won the Penn Relays 4x100 metres Girls' Small Schools final on Friday, it wasn't just a win on the track. According to coach Marlon James, it was a triumph over adversity...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Here's the bad news. Weather forecasts predict that this year's Penn Relays will be pretty chilly. The numbers run from 14 degrees Celsius on April 23 to 13 degrees Celsius on the 24th, and finally to 12 degrees Celsius on Penn Relays Saturday, the 25th.While that chiller soaks in, here's...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

A monumental change started in 2003. That's when Usain Bolt decided to forego his two remaining years of Boys and Girls' Champs eligibility to become a professional athlete. On top of that, Bolt chose to stay at home to train for his senior careers....

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When Jamaica converges on Franklin Field from April 23-25, the Philadelphia stadium where the world famous Penn Relays are run, expect a banner performance from Calabar High School.The Michael Clarke-coached team is especially good at the 4x100m and...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 3:05 PMHubert Lawrence

When Javon Francis ran 45 seconds to win the Class One 400 metres at last year's Boys' Championships, it seemed to be a record for the ages.The run had dislodged Usain Bolt from the record books in that event, causing one sharp pundit to write, "...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Edwin Allen won convincingly, while Calabar survived a battle at the GraceKennedy/ISSA Boys and Girls' Championships as defending champions reigned supreme.To no one's surprise, Edwin Allen won big with 321 points to 221 for the ever-improving Hydel...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2015 | 7:47 PMHubert Lawrence

Jaheel Hyde or Michael O'Hara? O'Hara of Calabar High or Hyde of Wolmers' Boys'? Who will win the Class One 110-metre hurdles?That is one of the most asked questions from fans anticipating this hurdle summit meeting at Boys' and Girls' Championships...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 3:02 PMHubert Lawrence

You won't see Anneisha McLaughlin-Whitby on the track this season. That's because she is taking a break after almost 20 years of training and competing. A star at Holmwood Technical High School, McLaughlin says she will be back for next season. "I've...

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 7:21 PMHubert Lawrence

After six weekends of high-school athletics, it's becoming clear that Boys' Championships will be closer than in 2014. Like last year, it looks like Calabar, Kingston College (KC) and Jamaica College (JC) will be the top three schools.However,...

Published:Monday | January 19, 2015 | 8:24 PMHubert Lawrence

Champs history is replete with excellent Kingston College (KC) student athletes in the 400 metres and its imperially measured predecessor

Published:Monday | January 12, 2015 | 12:10 PMHubert Lawrence

Calabar High School and Edwin Allen High School have more in common than big wins at last year's Boys and Girls' Championships and coache

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 5:28 PMHubert Lawrence

The debonair Scot Jackie Stewart was right up there with Pele and Muhammad Ali as one of my childhood sporting heroes.

Published:Monday | December 1, 2014 | 1:13 PMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's Michael Hyatt didn't have the success he expected at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

Published:Monday | November 10, 2014 | 7:14 PMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica will do well when table tennis begins at the CAC Games in Veracruz, Mexico, later this week.

Published:Friday | September 19, 2014 | 2:26 PMHubert Lawrence

Kingston College football legend, Neville Oxford, thinks his school's recent Roper Cup win over St George's College is significant.

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