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Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 12:58 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 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:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 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...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 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:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:18 AMHubert Lawrence

At this time last year, we were all congratulating Calabar High School on the inauguration of the first synthetic track to be laid at a school in the region. On the day when the first McKenley/Wint Classic put competition on the new complex,...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Few probably noticed but the annual Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)-Scotiabank Golden Cleats awards fell away from its usual December slot on the sports calendar.According to JAAA president Dr Warren Blake, the event disappeared...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympic relay gold medallist Aleen Bailey says that the 4x100m victory in 2004 was all for Merlene Ottey.Bailey, who is currently nursing a hip injury, says the team of Tayna Lawrence, Sherone Simpson, herself, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Beverly...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Tyrese Reid of Spot Valley High school is chasing the 30 year-old ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships record in the Class One 800m.Speaking after Reid had won his 1500m races at the JAAA/Jamalco Development meet at Halse Hall on...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Calabar High and Edwin Allen High turn into 2017 with growing Boys and Girls' Championships title streaks on the line. Calabar have gone five straight and Edwin Allen three.However, while Michael Dyke's Edwin Allen conglomerate looks unstoppable,...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Only one Hydel High School student-athlete has ever won gold in the 400m at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships.If the results of last Saturday's St Elizabeth High School (STETHS) Invitational are anything to go by, that...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National long jump champion Chanice Porter is going pro. Now out of eligibility at the University of Georgia, the baby-faced Porter is looking to the future, starting with the 2017 World Championships in London.Porter is also very happy for her...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kevin Nedrick of Petersfield was the standout performer at the 34th STETHS Invitational held at the school in Santa Cruz yesterday.First, he extended his season's best to 56.21 metres in the Class One discus. Then, with a peaceful afternoon breeze...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Last Saturday's Central Hurdles and Relays had an international flavour as German Julian Howard opened his 2017 season with a win in the long jump. Howard is here visiting his grandparents, but has kept in shape by training at the University of the...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When Mario Forsythe lines up today to run the Olympic Development 400 metres at the second McKenley-Wint Classic at Calabar High School, he will open a new chapter in his sprint career. It will be his first race as a member of the Akan Track Club....

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Fedrick Dacres, the Pan-American Games discus-throw champion, will return to Excelsior High School for tomorrow's Big Shot Invitational. Dacres, who opened his 2017 season with a throw of 64.79 metres last Saturday in Mandeville, has produced fine...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

2004 Olympic relay gold medal winner Aleen Bailey is still running and hopes to continue her track and field career once injuries allow her to do so.Now 36, Bailey is working to regain full fitness and will make her mind up about staying on track in...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kevin Nedrick of Petersfield High School did a throwing double at the Manchester High School/Charlie Fuller Memorial on Saturday but his Class One shot put victory had patrons buzzing. With reigning ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships...

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