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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...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

THE IAAF World Under-18 Championships, formerly the World Youth Championships, will have its final staging this year when the eighth edition takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, between July 12 and 16. At the 206th IAAF General Meeting held at the Summer...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

G.C. Foster College's Sashalee Forbes and Everton Clarke won the women's and men's 100 metres titles respectively on yesterday's opening day of the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium.Forbes, a member of...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

FOURTEEN finals, eight on the track and six in the field, will be contested on today's opening day of the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships scheduled for the National Stadium at 1 p.m on both days.The women's triple jump and...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Edwin Allen High are many people's hot favourites for the girls' title at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships but Holmwood Technical's head coach, Dave Anderson, is surely not ready to crown them as yet.TOP HONOURSAnderson is very...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Kingston College (KC) will be hoping to break their drought when competition at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships gets under way on Tuesday. The team with the most wins at these Championships, with 31, will be hoping to score their...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Over the years, Camperdown High has had fair results at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, and the east Kingston-based school has produced some outstanding sprinters, including the likes of Sandra Kidd, Revoli Campbell, Andria...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

An 82-strong squad has been named to represent the island at the 2017 staging of the Carifta Games, which is scheduled to take place at the Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curacao from April 15-17.The 22-member boys' Under-20 squad is headed by...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

With their very small squad, Immaculate High will be hoping to figure well at next week's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships and be among the top schools in the Corporate Area.The school has produced some outstanding athletes in the...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

IT will be familiar territory for Edwin Allen High's Class One thrower Fiona Richards when she lines up for her new school at next week's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships.The former Buff Bay High representative had to sit...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Vere Technical High's middle-distance star, Britnie Dixon, will be hoping to add another double to an outstanding Champs career when she competes at next week's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships.After winning the 800-1500 metres double...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

THIS year's Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships, which is scheduled for Friday, April 7, and Saturday April 8, was yesterday launched with the National Commercial Bank (NCB) continuing as major supporters with a $3 million sponsorship.The...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

IT has been a wonderful season so far for Edwin Allen second year Class Three athlete Kevona Davis.The defending double sprint champion looks a cinch in repeating that feat once again as she has recorded the fastest times by any schoolgirl this...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

SEVERAL of the country's top senior athletes displayed good form at the first Link Up meet at the G.C. Foster College yesterday.Olympic Games 400 metres bronze medallist Shericka Jackson topped a strong field in the 100 metres.Running against a...

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