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Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Nine Jamaicans, led by the University of Oregon’s Kemba Nelson, will be in action when the women compete on today’s final day of the NCAA Outdoor Division One Track and Field Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Nelson, a...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Olympic Games 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod was in impeccable form at the Wanda Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome, Italy, yesterday. He produced a meet record (MR) and world-leading time of 13.01 seconds to win the race. On a day...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A good showing is expected from the country’s young female athletes when they start competition at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, tomorrow, a day after the men bow into action. There will be heightened interest...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod produced a season’s best 13.08 seconds to win his pet event at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, Netherlands, yesterday. McLeod, whose previous season’s best was 13.11s, is the second fastest on the...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 9:44 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Sprinting great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was on fire inside the National Stadium, blazing to a new national record, 10.63 seconds in the 100m at the JAAA/JOA Olympic Destiny Meet on Saturday morning. Fraser-Pryce's time was also the fastest...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Fresh off her 100 metres success at the recent Doha Diamond League, World 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, will be hoping to improve on her season’s best 10.84 seconds when she competes in the event at today’s third JOA/JAAA Olympic...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-eight United States-based Jamaican athletes will be in action in individual events when the four-day Division One National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Track and Field Championships gets underway at the Hayward Field in Eugene,...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hit top form at yesterday’s Wanda Diamond League in Doha as she powered to victory in the women’s 100 metres in a season’s best 10.84 seconds. On a good day for Jamaican athletes, there were second-place...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Local athletes preparing for next month’s National Senior Championships will get another chance to compete for cash incentives when the JOA/JAAA Olympic Destiny Series continues at the National Stadium. Action begins at 8:15 a.m. with the...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

World Athletics Championships triple jump silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts will lead four Jamaicans down to compete at the second Wanda Diamond League meet in Doha, Qatar, today. The expected women’s 100m clash between double Olympic champion...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:15 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Fresh from guiding his Edwin Allen team to their seventh consecutive and eight overall girls’ title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, head coach Michael Dyke is already warning his rivals that the Frankfield-based...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has added a prize incentive to the meet to be staged at the National Stadium as part of its Olympic Destiny Series tomorrow. JAAA Treasurer Ludlow Watts made the announcement at a press...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s dominance in regional and international athletics over the years has served as a calling card for many youngsters from across the Caribbean who are looking to advance their athletics careers, with the just-concluded ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Wolmer’s Girls’ School track and field head coach Michael Carr says it was the quality of the squad that allowed for an eighth-place finish at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) on Saturday. Wolmer’s ended on 57...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

St Elizabeth Technical’s male sprinters were on fire inside the National Stadium on yesterday’s third day of competition at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium, sweeping all the three of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

After months of anxious waiting, it is all systems go as the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) gets under way today at the National Stadium. Champs was cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

At the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) over the years, there are athletes from teams not vying for top honours who have left their mark with outstanding performances. They are referred to as spoilers as their...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Three of Jamaica’s top high school girls track and field coaches are positive about their preparation heading into the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) tomorrow. St Jago High School head coach Keilando Goburn...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:23 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Senior athletes hoping to get another chance to prepare for the Olympic Games this summer will have to wait another weekend as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) Road To Tokyo Meet set for the National Stadium today at 8:00 a...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Excelsior High School quarter-miler Devontie Archer warmed up for the upcoming ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) with a fine double at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Last Chance Meet at the...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:24 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Student athletes preparing for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics’ Championships (Champs) next month will step up their preparation as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association stages its final qualifying series of trials with...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

St Mary took top honours at a closely contested Eastern Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday, after successfully defending their female title, to dominate the meet with 403.5 overall points, just nine more than second-place...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:18 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Local-based 400m hurdler Ronda Whyte has been enjoying an impressive start to the season, despite the COVID-19-forced lockdown restrictions currently being enforced in the island. Whyte, who, like most athletes in and outside of Jamaica, has been...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:16 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

High School athletes from eastern Jamaica will be seeking to qualify for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) through the Eastern Athletics Championships, which starts at the National Stadium in Kingston at 8:30 a....

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:37 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

It was a busy day for Jamaica's senior athletes in the United States on Saturday, with several of them registering impressive results at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Oregon and the Tru Fit Athletics Sprint Classic in Miami, Florida. Natasha...

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