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Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

New national men's 400m champion Nathon Allen said that he set out to prove critics of the overseas collegiate system wrong with his big win at the JAAA National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium last night.The most anticipated event...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

For the small crowd at the National Stadium on Saturday watching the third day of the JAAA National Senior Championships, it was a special moment for them, as in the final event of the night, they witnessed the fastest-ever Men's 110m hurdles race...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:50 AMRaymond Graham

New national 110 metres record holder, Omar McLeod, has revealed that he fell short of his target at the National Stadium on Saturday night. The 2016 Olympic champion who clocked 12.90 seconds to erase the 12.94 set by Hansle Parchment in 2014...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

World leader Fedrick Dacres continued his good form this season with a 66.52 metres throw to win the men's discus title at the JAAA National Senior Championships yesterday."I felt a bit flat today, but I am happy for the win as the focus is the...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:40 AMRaymond Graham

EDWIN Allen High's Kevona Davis and Calabar High's Tyreke Wilson were in sparkling form on yesterday's first day of the JAAA National Junior Championships as both raced to impressive winning times in the Under 18 100 metres.Davis won her event in a...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:38 AMRaymond Graham

SPRINTEC Track Club's Ronda Whyte created a massive upset in the women's 400 metres hurdles final last night at the JAAA National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium.Whyte who entered the event as a big outsider won going away in a...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Coach Stephen Francis says there were no plans for Elaine Thompson to double at the upcoming World Championships in London and that her next 100m-200m effort at a major championships will come at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.With spots...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:43 PMRaymond Graham

DOUBLE Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and 2011 World 100 metres champion, Yohan Blake, were in sizzling form at the JAAA National Senior Championships tonight. Thompson clocked an impressive world leading 10.71...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:05 PMRaymond Graham

The men's and women's 100 metres finals will highlight today's second day of the JAAA National Senior Championships at the National Stadium.    The women's final is set for 9 p.m. with the men's to be run off 15...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

ACTION is expected to reach fever pitch when competition on the second day of the JAAA National Senior Championships gets under way today with the staging of three finals in the field and six on the track. The following are the previews of 10...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Veteran female sprinters Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart, pulled out of the JAAA National Championships yesterday with injuries.Campbell-Brown, the two-time Olympic 200m gold medallist and 2007 World 100m champion, pulled out because of...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

A new champion will be crowned in the men's 400 metres hurdles on today's second day of the JAAA National Championships.Defending champion Annsert Whyte of Racers Track Club failed to advance after finishing fourth in his heat in 50.23 seconds....

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:20 AMRaymond Graham

The hunt for places on Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships in London begins today at the National Stadium.General secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, declared yesterday that all is in place...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

National 800 metres ace Natoya Goule has set her sights on a personal best time at this weekend's JAAA National Senior Championships at the National Stadium.A year ago, Goule defeated many-time national champion Kenia Sinclair to win the event, but...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

The men's 400 metres is expected to be one of the really hot events at this weekend's JAAA National Senior Championships.The National Stadium will be buzzing from as early as5:45 p.m. on Friday when first-round action in the event begins until when...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:10 AMRaymond Graham

WHEN the semi-final round of the men's 110m hurdles gets under way at the National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium on Saturday at 6:30 p.m., all eyes will be on Olympic champion Omar McLeod, who will be hoping to win his third...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

SEVERAL of the country's top local sports administrators, including sports minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, were among a fair-sized crowd at the Spanish Court Hotel ballroom last Saturday evening, where many-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross had the...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Bad weather has forced the postponement of the National Junior Championships until this weekend."Due to the inclement weather, a decision was made to postpone the championships because of the condition of the track and throwing area inside the...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:13 AMRaymond Graham

THE country's leading junior athletes will be in action today and tomorrow at the two-day Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association 's (JAAA) National Junior Championships inside the National Stadium.Under-18 and Under-20 athletes will be seeking...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Former Holmwood Technical High quarter-miler Chris Ann Gordon ended her collegiate career in grand style last weekend at the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.Competing for the...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

THE two-day National Junior Championships is on this weekend at the National Stadium.Under-18 and Under-20 athletes will be seeking places on the team to the World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi , Kenya, July 12-16 and the Junior Pan Am...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Several weeks ago, Ronald Levy clocked a personal best of 13.33 seconds in the men's 110m hurdles for the University of Technology at the Penn Relays. Since then, this has been changed dramatically as the Stephen Francis and Brigitte Foster-Hylton-...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Former Wolmer's Boys' track and field star Christoffe Bryan hit top form to win the high jump title at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday.A junior at the...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Former Edwin Allen High athlete Danniel Thomas captured the women's shot put title at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday night at the Hayward Stadium in Eugene, Oregon....

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 6:00 AMRaymond Graham

Track and field fans are expected to flock to the National Stadium in droves tonight to get a glimpse of the great Usain Bolt competing on home soil for the last time.The feature race of the second JN Racers Grand Prix, the Salute To A Legend 100...

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