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Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:10 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:13 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 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...

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