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Stories by Raymond Graham

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 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...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 1:16 AMRaymond Graham

IT has been a very good season so far for Demish Gaye of the GC Foster College, who has been in great form over the 400m. He was the first Jamaican to go under 45 seconds this season, when he clocked a personal best of 44.85 seconds in early May at...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAST Saturday saw the completion of both the NCAA Division 1 East and West preliminary round track and field championships in the United States. The top 12 athletes to finish in their respective events booked their tickets for the National Outdoor...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Jamaica ace netballer Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is very disappointed that the Sunshine Girls three-match Test series with Barbados ended in a 1-1 draw.Fowler Reid, who helped her Southern Steel team secure their 11th straight win in the ANZ league in New...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

A lot was expected from Jamaica's Janieve Russell in the women's 400 metres hurdles last year as the Stephen Francis-coached athlete produced a personal best and then world- leading time of 53.96 seconds in early June to win the event at the Rome...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

It will take a brave man to bet against Omar McLeod in the men's 110 metres hurdles when he lines up in the Diamond League event Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday.The 2016 winner should once again show his rivals who is the boss in the event. The World...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

THE 2017 IAAF World Championships is ten weeks away but on Saturday track and field fans can see a preview of one of the top events when the world's best in the women's 200 metres clash at the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon.Jamaica's Olympic...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

THERE were several outstanding performances at Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational Meet as the large crowd that came out was treated to high-quality performances on the track and in the field by some of the world's top athletes. With the...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 10:59 PMRaymond Graham

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer Jamaican standout Yohan Blake produced one of several highlight performances at Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational Meet with a season best and world leading time of 9.93 seconds in winning the Men's...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

American sprint hurdler Jasmin Stowers has fond memories of her time in Jamaica and is anxious to step into action at today's Jamaica International Invitational Meet inside the National Stadium.Stowers, who yesterday completed her final training...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Ronnie Ash was a great standout during his collegiate years in the 110m hurdles at Bethune Cookman and Oklahoma University, but the American is yet to deliver on the big stage. He is hoping that this season will be the start of something special.He...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

The National Stadium will be buzzing with excitement this afternoon as several of the world's leading track and field athletes will display their talent when they compete at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet.Action gets underway at 5 p.m...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

The Jamaica versus United States rivalry on the track will continue tomorrow in the women's 400 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet.Both countries will parade four athletes each for the event. Six of these athletes competed...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

AFTER an outstanding indoor season, Sprntec's Gayon Evans will be hoping to build on her new-found confidence when she lines up in the women's 100 metres at Saturday''s Jamaica International Invitational meet inside the National Stadium.The former...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Former schoolboy stars Nathon Allen and Akeem Bloomfield are the latest Jamaicans to go under 45 seconds in the 400 metres this season.The two finished second and third, respectively, in the one-lap event on yesterday's final day of competition of...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Several of the country's top senior athletes will be on show at next Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational (JII) Meet to be held inside the National Stadium.The meet, which is classified as an IAAF World Challenge event, will also see a host...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

JAMAICA shared the spotlight with their United States counterparts at Saturday's USA vs the World Relays segment of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, winning three relays.Victories for Jamaica came in the Women's 4x100m and the Men's and Women's...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Edwin Allen High school athlete Gabrielle McDonald has been having an excellent season with several spectacular performances on the track.McDonald, who started her high school career at St Andrew High before moving to...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Calabar High were double winners on yesterday's final day of competition for high school teams at the 2017 Penn Relays.The Red Hills Road-based school ended the meet in fine style after winning both the 4x100 and 4x400...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 2:36 PMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA  Pennsylvania Jamaica captured the men's and women's 4x400 metres in the USA vs The World contest at the Penn Relays a short while ago.     Fitzroy Dunkley made up a 10 metres deficit on the final leg as Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 1:35 PMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA,  Pennsylvania Jamaica's female sprinters are now celebrating another victory over the United States at the Penn Relays.    Christania Williams, Kerron Stewart, Gayon Evans and Olympic champion Elaine Thompson...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, PennsylvaniaTHE weather at this year's Penn Relays has been very good. It's almost like home and the conditions were perfect for Edwin Allen High's sprint relay quartet of Kasheika Cameron, Kevona Davis, Shellece Clarke and Patrice...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, PennsylvaniaThe focus will be on the high school boys' teams on today's final day of competition at the Penn Relays.All eyes will be on Calabar High today as they will be seeking a triple with their 4x100 metres team well set to create...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 2:53 PMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania EDWIN  Allen High became the first high school girls 4x100 metres relay team to go sub-44 seconds at the Penn Relays this afternoon.     Led by an outstanding second leg from young Kevona Davis they smashed...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:48 PMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania CALABAR High sent out a strong signal that they will be hard  to beat in tomorrow's high school Championships of America 4x100 metres final at the 2017 Penn Relays following a sizzling 39.98 seconds in winning...

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