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Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ATHLETES WHO have already attained the Olympic qualifying standard in their respective events need not worry. Recently, all sports agreed to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) proposal that all athletes currently qualified for the Tokyo...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Expert track and field coach Maurice Wilson supports the staging of meets late this year as proposed last week by the sport’s world governing body. Wilson says the sport can’t afford to disengage from fans for a whole year and believes that...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Remarkably, a decade has slipped past since the historic 2010 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. Lest you forget, Holmwood Technical denied a stout challenge from Edwin Allen High while Wolmer’s Boys won a thriller that went down to...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:22 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

FORMER VERE Technical High School athlete Rene Medley has made history. Medley, a final-year student-athlete at Lincoln University of Missouri, was named the National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year for the 2020 NCAA Division 2 Indoor Track and...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A SPECIAL highlight of Friday at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) has been the staging of the 100m finals and this year, there’s a fairly clear picture of who the winners could have been in every age group...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, the World Athletics Under-20 Championships has also been taken off the 2020 calendar. The cancellation was announced on Tuesday via the website of the sport’s world governing body. “We had to...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, the head of Jamaica’s track and field federation suspects that the 2020 World Athletics Under-20 Championships may well be affected similarly. Speaking hours before the Tokyo announcement,...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

CAREY MCLEOD, who starred for Kingston College at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) in 2017, has been nominated for a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) award after a fine indoor season. Big efforts...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The world’s most renowed relay carnival has been cancelled due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus. Set for its 126th consecutive staging on April 23, 24, and 25 on Franklin Field in Philadelphia, the Penn Relays will not be held this year....

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two days after the local organising committee said it was going ahead with the April 10-13 staging of the 2020 CARIFTA Games, the event has been suspended. A letter from the head of the regional track and field federation has explained that the...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

World Championship runner-up Fedrick Dacres understands why the 2020 staging of Boys and Girls Championships has been cancelled but said he’d be hurt if he was among the final year high school student-athletes who will miss their last chance at...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:42 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Carifta Games champions Kimar Farquharson, Shaquena Foote, Ackera Nugent and Oblique Seville lead an intriguing entry list for this weekend’s Carifta Trials which begin on Friday inside the National Stadium. Farquharson, the 2019 Under...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

If his last two races are anything to go by, Kevroy Venson of Calabar High School is a different athlete this season. Venison has begun a chase to qualify for the World Under-20 Championships in July and the effort is bearing fruit. On Saturday at...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:22 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Minutes after Shawn-D Thompson jumped to within 2cm of an Olympic qualifier on February 8, his thoughts leapt forward to the Gibson McCook Relays this weekend. The relay carnival this Saturday will see Thompson and outstanding schoolboy Wayne...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Even though Natoya Goule’s last race at Boys and Girls’ Championships was 10 years ago, the middle distance standard-bearer still has two records at the world’s greatest high school meet. One of them could be under threat come March 24, when Kayan...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Olympic swimmer Belinda Phillips is proud to have represented Jamaica. Phillips is thankful for the honour bestowed on her at the Jamalco Development Meet in Halse Hall, Clarendon, on February 1. “I’m proud, I’m happy,” she said. “I’m happy to be...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Year after year, Devontie Archer of Excelsior High School has come close to gold at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. A determined performance in the Class One 400m hurdles at last week’s Corporate Area Championships...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:25 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Long and high-school student athletes Lotavia Brown and Wayne Pinnock were all in the spotlight at Saturday’s 42nd staging of the Milo Western Relays. Long, a veteran meet computer manager, served as patron of the meet while Brown and Pinnock...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After super-sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce got the 42nd Milo Western Relays going with a season-opening 60m win, two-time World Championship 400m finalist Demish Gaye, Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School and Kingston College (KC) entertained...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:18 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The MVP Track Club trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Asafa Powell, and Nesta Carter will test their early season fitness over 60m at the Milo Western Relays at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport today. Fraser-Pryce, the 2016 World...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:21 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two-time Olympic sprinters Jackie Pusey and Ethlyn Tate were honoured for their athletic accomplishments at last Saturday’s JAAA/Jamalco Development Meet at Halse Hall. Afterwards, though Pusey and Tate each have praiseworthy individual...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:35 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Kimberly Williamson, bronze medal winner at last year’s Pan American Games in the high jump, is training for the Olympics in Jamaica. Williamson said she made her mind up to make the change after working with a former coach at the Games. Now 26...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:35 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Lacovia High School isn’t a track and field powerhouse … yet. However, the school’s athletics programme is growing and as part of that growth, Lacovia High is targeting scholarships for its student-athletes and a possible appearance at the Penn...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:48 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Tajay Gayle made a breakthrough last year in Doha, when he became Jamaica’s first world champion in the long jump. One coach says Gayle has inspired all jumpers and among them is Tissanna Hickling, the Pan American Games bronze medallist. Her coach...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:29 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Pinnock, the outstanding long jumper from Kingston College, has an attempt to make the Jamaica team to the Tokyo Olympics on the radar. That’s the word from his coach, Jeremy Delisser, who says Pinnock is looking good in training so far. “So...

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