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Stories by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Former Excelsior High School athlete Ackera Nugent produced another fine showing at the Aggie Invitational Meet at College Station, Texas A...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

CHRISTANIA Williams, Christopher Taylor, and Andre Ewars had good showings at the American Track League meet at the University of Arkansas yesterday. All three had top-three finishes in their respective events. In the first of four meets as part of...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:15 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Sunshine Girl Latanya Wilson, the latest Jamaican to be involved in the Australia Suncorp Super League tournament, is looking forward to the challenge as she prepares to leave the island tomorrow for ‘Down Under’. The former Gaynstead High School...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

When the 2021 track and field season gets under way, one of the country’s top high-school track and field programmes, Wolmer’s Boys School, will be under the guidance of a new head coach, after Michael Russell was brought in to replace Donald...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The 2021 Track and Field season will not get under way as planned tomorrow as the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) did not give approval to the organisers of the Purewater/Jamaica College (JC)/R. Danny Williams and the Ted Dwyer Classics. The...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Two of the island’s smaller high school track and field programmes, Mona High and Jose Marti Technical High, received a boost for the upcoming season, as sportswear manufacturers Puma made donations of running shoes and spikes to officials from...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) will be contested over six days in 2021 as ISSA has released a draft that shows the competition running from Monday, March 22, to Saturday, March 27. ISSA, however, released a...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Vice-President Glen Mills says he will fully support Garth Gayle, who was elected president at the weekend. Saturday was a special day for Gayle as the man who has been honorary secretary...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Today will be D-Day for the leadership of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) as its annual general meeting will be held at the National Arena at 9 a.m. In addition to the meeting, voting delegates of the JAAA will be casting...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Former Gaynstead High school standout Latanya Wilson will be plying her trade in the Australia Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) competition when the 2021 season begins. Wilson will join several other Jamaicans in the league and will team up with...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Like she was a week ago in Rome, Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson Herah was in winning form at the Doha leg of the Wanda Diamond League at the Qatar Sports Complex. She sped to a time of 10.87 seconds to win the women’s 100m to end...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson Herah and Julian Forte will be the two Jamaicans in action in the Wanda Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, today. Thompson Herah, who will line up in the women’s 100m at 11:56 a.m., will be hoping to end...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:16 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah was in fantastic form in her first international appearance of the season. Competing at the Wanda Diamond League meet in Rome, she captured the women’s 100m in a world-leading 10.85 seconds....

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

OLYMPIC Games double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah and Julian Forte will make their international season debut today, as both are down to compete in Rome at the third stop on the Wanda Diamond League circuit this season, at the 49th edition...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER a four-month break because of COVID-19, the country’s senior athletes got their chances to be back on track in a competitive setting in the first All Comers Meet of the season at the Ashenheim Stadium at Jamaica College on Saturday. Despite...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the sporting world to a halt and eroding the earning ability of sportsmen and women all over the world, there is a renewed call for young local athletes to prioritise the continuation of their education upon...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National goalkeeper Akeem Chambers is the first student to benefit from The Mico University College students’ COVID-19 relief programme. The programme, which aims to assist students at the institution who have been affected by the pandemic, was...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THREE JAMAICAN track and field coaches, Michael Vassell, Michael Russell, and Jermaine Shand, all working at the moment, are hoping that the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end soon. Vassell and Russell, both former coaches of Excelsior High...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:17 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER taking over from Dr Walton Small as president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) last September, Keith Wellington has had a tough few months in his new role. With the threat and subsequent spread of the coronavirus...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:24 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Since telling The Gleaner a few weeks ago that she would not return to Edwin Allen High School for her final year of eligibility at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, there were many questions being asked as to whether...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL GOALKEEPER Akeem Chambers of Waterhouse FC and his brother Tafari, a Harbour View FC player, are breathing a little easier today after collecting cheques for $175,000 from Portmore United yesterday. Last weekend, the brothers lost their...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

This past Saturday should have been the final day of competition at the 126th staging of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, the most popular relay event in the world failed to get off the ground as it became...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE final weekend in April each year is known worldwide as the time for the Penn Relays at the Franklin Field Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a historic 125th anniversary last year, this year’s staging, the 126th, was also expected to...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:18 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican high-school athletes hoping to go on athletic scholarship to colleges in the United States this autumn got good news at the weekend. On Friday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that it had revised the academic...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:28 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Although the World Athletics Under 20 Championships have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still concerns that it could be cancelled altogether. One of those persons most concerned is Edwin Allen High School track and field...

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