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Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two-time Jamaica long jump champion Ramone Bailey is looking forward to this weekend's Athletics World Cup. According to his Eagles Track Club coach David Riley, that is because it takes him back to London, where he has unfinished business from last...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With a Commonwealth Games silver medal and a big win over a great field in Germany last week, discus thrower Traves Smikle is a man on the move. While he is pleased with himself, he is searching for the consistency that will confirm him as one of...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In form, Anastasia Le-Roy continued her fine 2018 season yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts, with a breakthrough run over 200m. Le-Roy, the Commonwealth Games 400m runner-up, showed impressive sprint speed to win at half the distance in a personal...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Today's staging for the Kingston and St Andrew Table Tennis Association's Women's Cup could feature some fierce battles. Though nine-time national champion Yvonne Foster isn't competing, a host of future prospects will match shots at the Excelsior...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a bout with injury, Jamaica's leading distance runner, Kemoy Campbell, is raring to go.Campbell, a World Championships 5000 metres finalist in London last year, is training hard for an outdoor debut in Kingston at the Jamaica Invitational. The...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When the finalists line up for the boys' 4x400 metres at the 2018 World Under-20 Championships on July 15, the United States of America will be the favourite as usual. However, after seeing brilliant high-school running at last weekend's Penn Relays...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A year ago, 400 metre runner Fitzroy Dunkley was flying high at the Penn Relays. Now 12 months after a winning anchor leg for a Jamaica in the USA versus the World 4x400 metre relay, Dunkley is back from injury and hoping to be selected for Penn...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

England's Richard Kilty believes that Jamaica needs retired sprint king Usain Bolt to win in the 4x100 metre relay.A jubilant Kilty expressed the view after England won the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games a few days ago in Australia. With...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Sprinter Natalliah Whyte raised her stocks with a big 200m personal best on Saturday. Whyte, the 2014 Youth Olympic champion, did successful double duty at the War Eagle meet on the campus of Auburn University, while there were key wins by fellow...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A personal best by former Jamaica College jumper Clayton Brown was the best Jamaican performance of a busy weekend on the US college track and field circuit. Brown fought his way over a bar set at 2.24m in Florida, while compatriots Adrian Riley,...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There's no clear favourite for the men's 100 metre at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. That's the view of Ato Boldon, who won that title in 1998 for Trinidad and Tobago. Boldon brands that event as wide open, but believes that 2017 World...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Twenty years ago, 100-metre hurdler Gillian Russell won gold for Jamaica at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.Reflecting on that victory, Russell-Love says it validated a career that was marked by triumph at the Junior level and on the US Collegiate...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Malik James-King of Calabar High School lit up the final day of the JAAA Carifta Trials at the National Stadium on March 4 with a fine performance in the 400-metre hurdles. James-King fought off a determined challenge with a personal best time of 50...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There were important wins for Jamaicans on the US indoor college circuit on the weekend. Running for Georgia Tech and Florida State University, respectively, Jenine Williams and Edward Clarke triumphed in the women's 60-metre hurdles and the men's...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's 30-member team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships has been jolted by the withdrawal of defending 60 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod.News about McLeod's withdrawal came from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Former Holmwood Technical High School standout Gleneve Grange smashed her indoor shot put personal best in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday. Now a senior at Florida State University (FSU), Grange spun her shot out to 17.24m at the Alex Wilson...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There is a new contender for the Boys' Class 1 shot put gold medal at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships next month. It is Courtney Lawrence of Petersfield High School, the upset winner of the event at last week's Western...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Danniel Thomas-Dodd continued her fine indoor track and field season yesterday with an explosive destruction of her own national shot put record. Throwing on the birthday of her husband Shane, Thomas-Dodd fired the shot 19.05m at a meet on the...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After all she has won, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce could have stayed on the couch after the arrival last August of her son Zyon.Instead, she's been back in training with the MVP Track Club since October. In an exclusive interview, the 2008 and 2012...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Third last year in the 400 metres hurdles at Boys and Girls' Championships, Sanique Walker thinks she can win this time around. Walker is mindful of the Vere Technical High School tradition in the event and wants to live up to the expectations. Vere...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Javon Francis made a winning start to his indoor athletics career in Texas on a weekend where Jamaicans had good performances elsewhere in Texas, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Karlsruhe, Germany. Francis won his section of the 400m at the Texas Tech...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hydel High School upset Edwin Allen High School in a thrilling 4x800 metres clash at last Saturday's STETHS Invitational. With Charokee Young giving Hydel a strong start, the Corey Bennett-coached team fought off a determined Edwin Allen squad in...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With three wins from three starts, Delrae Delancey of Munro College is the early-season ruler of the Class One shot put. However, despite having the best two winning throws of the 2018 campaign, Delancey is staying focused on winning at the ISSA...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shot putter Danniel Thomas-Dodd and 400m runner Akeem Bloomfield were the star Jamaican performers on the US Indoor circuit last weekend. Thomas-Dodd upped her national shot put record to 18.46m at a meet in Northwest Ohio, while Bloomfield produced...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dyke, head track and field coach at Edwin Allen High, has described his team's 4x800 metres win at last Saturday's Central Hurdles and Relays meet as a 'remarkable run'.Edwin Allen won a duel with Holmwood Technical High in 8 minutes 54.58...

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