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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...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A decision is yet to be taken on the staging of this year’s Penn Relays scheduled for Franklin Field, Philadelphia, April 24-26. If the 126th staging of the relay carnival is held it will do so without a Jamaican contingent. Minister of Health Dr...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:30 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Petersfield High school’s, Shaquena Foote and Excelsior’s Devontie Archer stole the spotlight at yesterday’s third and final day of competition of the Carifta Trials at the National Stadium after producing lifetime bests to win their respective...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The 2020 Carifta Trials started out on high for Camperdown High’s thrower Britannie Johnson at the National Stadium yesterday. She registered the first win on the opening day of the three-day meet after taking the Under 17 girls shot put with a...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:28 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE TOP Under-17 and Under-20 athletes will be hunting places on the country’s team to next month’s Carifta Games, which is scheduled to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda, between April 10 and 13. Today’s opening day of competition at the National...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:31 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Refurbishing work to the surface of the throwing ring at the National Stadium is now complete, following recent complaints from World Championships discus silver medal winner Fedrick Dacres. Dacres, the national record holder, and several other...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

As was the case a year ago, Kingston College and Edwin Allen ended February on a high after dominant displays at the Gibson McCook Relays, but with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships just around the corner, the teams’...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

LOCAL track and field fans will be in for a treat today as the prestigious Gibson McCook Relays takes the spotlight at the National Stadium. Action begins at 9a.m. with the preliminary rounds of the high school boys 4x400m with the final of this...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:19 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE next time the country’s top discus thrower, Fedrick Dacres, competes in his pet event at the National Stadium, he will do so inside a new throwing ring. Dacres, the Doha World Athletics Championships silver medallist, pulled out of the event at...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:23 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

After seeing her Venezuelan rival Yulimar Rojas break the world indoor triple jump record last Friday, Jamaica’s World Championships silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts remains confident of Olympic success this season and has targeted a record of...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Several top high-school boys’ teams, led by defending inter-secondary champions Kingston College, will lock horns today inside the National Stadium at the sixth staging of the S.W. Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational meet. Action starts at 8 a...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:36 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Despite a comfortable margin of victory for Edwin Allen High School at the Digicel Central Championships, head coach Michael Dyke says that it was not that easy getting to their 12th-straight title, as they had to play catch-up after being in...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:34 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Last season was a fantastic one for Jonielle Smith. She was a finalist in the women’s 100 metres and a member of the winning sprint relay team at the Doha World Athletics Championships. Now she is hoping for an even better 2020 season. The former...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships is less than six weeks away and fans will get a preview of what will happen among the girls teams, as the three of the top contenders will clash over the next two days, when the Digicel...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Garfield Gordon of UCT Steppas and Eizabeth Mondon of Spartan Health Club walked away with top honours after being the first man and woman to cross the finish line in the 5K road race section of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High School sprinting star Kevona Davis continues her preparation for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) at the Ben Francis Invitational Meet today. Davis, who also has ambitions of competing at the...

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