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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...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:32 PMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania St Elizabeth Technical High School's (STETHS) boys' quartet were the fastest Jamaican qualifiers this morning as five teams advanced to tomorrow's 4x400 metres final at the 2017 Penn Relays.    ...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:18 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Edwin Allen High advanced to three track finals on yesterday’s opening day of the 123rd staging of the Penn Relays inside the Franklin Field Stadium. Their 4x100 and 4x800 metres teams led the way. The sprint relay...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:IT was a dominant opening day in field events by Jamaican high schools at yesterday's opening day of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Jamaican athletes won five events, with inter-secondary girls' champions...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 1:26 PMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania  DEFENDING champions Edwin Allen High stayed on course to make it four-in-a-row in the sprint relay following the preliminary rounds of the high school girls 4x100 metres at the 2017 Penn Relays earlier today....

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 10:52 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania  Edwin Allen High got off to a perfect start at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia this morning when Gabrielle McDonald captured the  Championship of America 400 metres hurdles in 58.65 seconds.   The fast...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

The girls' high school 4x400 metres will attract a lot of attention at this weekend's Penn Relays in Philadelphia as the event could prove to be very competitive with Hydel High, St Jago High, Holmwood Technical, Vere Technical and Edwin Allen High...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Following outstanding performances at last month's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships and the Carifta Games in Curacao, we could see another series of powerful performances for Jamaican high-school athletes in individual...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

EDWIN Allen High's girls' track and field head coach, Michael Dyke, will have added motivation when he attends the 123rd staging of the Penn Relays next week in Franklin Field, Pennsylvania.Dyke will become the latest local coach to be recognised...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

ONE year later and it is the same story, as Jamaica's junior athletes proved once again that they are the best among their Caribbean counterparts. They dominated the 46th staging of the Carifta Games which came to an end yesterday in Willemstad,...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:42 AMRaymond Graham

JAMAICA'S Junior athletes got off to a great start yesterday on day one of the 46th staging of the Carifta Games in Willemstad, Curacao.Leading the way was discus thrower Roje Stona, who threw a record 66.41 metres in the Under-20 boys' discus. He...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

The 46th Carifta Games begins in Willemstad, Curacao this morning and a strong Jamaican squad will begin their hunt for medals at 8 a.m. (Jamaica time).More than 600 athletes, representing 26 countries, will participate at the three-day meet which...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

The National Stadium should be buzzing with excitement this afternoon when the UTech Track and Field Classic gets under way at 4 p.m.Several of the island's leading senior athletes are expected to be on show at the three-hour meet.Meet Director Paul...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Head coach of Jamaica's Carifta Games squad, Corey Bennett, is upbeat ahead of the team's departure for the regional track and field meet today."The athletes are coming off a high from the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, and I am...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

There have been some adjustments to the list of athletes that will represent the country at this weekend's, Carifta Games to be held in Williamstad, CuraÁao, as following the completion of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics...

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