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Published:Sunday | June 6, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

History was created inside the National Stadium yesterday morning, as two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce blazed to 10.63 seconds (+1.3) in the 100m at the JAAA/JOA Olympic Destiny Meet, to set a new national record and register the...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Quarter-milers Shericka Jackson and Zadrion Barnes recorded personal bests in winning the women’s 100m and the men’s 400m, respectively, at Series Two of the Jamaica Olympic Association/Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s Olympic Destiny...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:20 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Twelve Jamaicans are listed to compete at the Wanda Diamond League opener at Gateshead today, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who lines up in a mouth-watering women’s 100m clash, leading the way. Fraser-Pryce, who will be competing in her first 100m...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:20 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Sprint hurdler Rasheed Broadbell and schoolboy sprinter Sachin Dennis were among the most impressive competitors on a day that saw several strong performances, as local athletes geared up for next month’s National Senior Championships at yesterday’...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:32 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Organisers of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) have designed a number of strict safety protocols ahead of the event’s return next month, including mandatory COVID-19 tests as well as containment, for all...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

After three weeks of inactivity, local track and field competition returned to the island yesterday, with the ninth staging of the Velocity Fest Track Meet inside the National Stadium, with MVP’s Rasheed Broadbell stealing the show with a...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:45 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Sprinting legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP) strolled to a comfortable 23.19 seconds in her season-opening 200m win at yesterday’s Velocity Fest meet inside the National Stadium, barely breaking a sweat in the process. With heavy headwind taking...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:44 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The highlighted performance on Friday’s first day of the Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet, which was held inside the National Stadium, came from Calabar High School’s long jumper, Jordan Turner, who exploded to a record mark of 7.82 metres...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:41 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Racer’s Track Club’s Miguel Francis stole the spotlight at yesterday’s Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s Qualifying Trial Meet for seniors, inside the National Stadium, after producing a solid 20.50 seconds, running in a negative wind...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:34 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

After an absence of several years, former assistant Coach for the Sunshine Girls, Annette Daley, is back in the national netball programme, after she was recently named head coach of the Under-21 team by Netball Jamaica. Daley brings tremendous...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:32 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

HISTORY was created on Friday’s second day of the NCAA Division One Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as 21-year-old Juvaughn Harrison, a senior at Louisiana State University (LSU), produced a personal best and world-...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:23 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Despite the presence of ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls champions Edwin Allen High School, it was the Rusea’s High School duo of Lavanya Williams and Aalliyah Francis, who stole the spotlight at yesterday’s Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:24 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The island’s track and field athletes finally got a chance to return to the track yesterday, as competition returned with several Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification meets across the island, under strict COVID-19...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:23 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Danielle Williams, 2015 World Championships 100m hurdles gold medallist, along with former Mount Alvernia standout Kemba Nelson, scored good indoor wins on Friday in their respective events at meets in the United States. Williams, who two weeks ago...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:18 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former Edwin Allen High School standout Kevona Davis completed her first collegiate run, finishing second overall in the 200m at the Wooo Pig Classic at the Randall Tyson Track on the campus of the University of Arkansas on Friday. The University...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

GARTH Gayle is the new president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), after crossing the line well in front, in a resounding victory over Jamaican sprinting great Donald Quarrie by 236 to 28 votes at yesterday’s annual...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:29 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Intercollegiate sports will take on a new look for the 2020-21 season after the final stages of the 2019-20 sporting year was decimated by COVID-19. A virtual intercollegiate meeting was held last Friday to discuss the way forward, and the...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:19 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

YEARS ago, it was the dream of most local high school athletes to obtain a scholarship to colleges and universities in the United States to continue their track and field careers, and these athletes played significant roles in the success of their...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:21 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Two years ago, a Calabar High 4x800 metres relay quartet – Devannah Gayle, Rivaldo Marshall, Kimar Farquharson and Javern Taye Williams – put on an awesome show at the Penn Relays inside the Franklin Field Stadium, Philadelphia. The foursome...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The 2020 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships was expected to be one of the most competitive and exciting in recent years. The meet, like many other sporting events both locally and internationally, has been cancelled for this year...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:33 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Last week’s decision by the American National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division One Council to give college athletes who compete in spring sports an extra year of eligibility could affect some local high school athletes. The NCAA’s...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Organisers of the annual Penn Relays, one of the world’s biggest track-and-field events for high schools, are taking a wait-and-see approach as the world continues to grapple with the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus. The Penn Relays for 2020...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High’s Class Two 4x100 metres quartet of Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Brandy Hall, and Tia Clayton continued their dream season yesterday at the 44th staging of the Gibson McCook Relays inside the National Stadium. Smashing records has...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:45 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THE country’s most successful discus thrower at the international level, Fredrick Dacres, slammed the throwing circle at the National Stadium after pulling out of the event at yesterday’s sixth staging of the S.W. Isaac-Henry Invitational meet....

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

EDWIN Allen High’s ace sprinter Kevona Davis started her 2020 100 metres campaign on a winning note at yesterday’s 19th staging of the Ben Francis Invitational meet at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. Davis, like all the other...

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