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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...

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

AFTER a year’s absence, the intercollegiate cricket competition is back this season and several of the country’s top and emerging senior players will be in action. Four teams, 2018 champions The University of West Indies (UWI), The Mico University...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:26 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Although injury robbed Nathon Allen of a chance at the National Trials for an individual spot at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year, he played a pivotal role in Jamaica earning silver in the Mixed 4x400m and men’s 4x400m...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Five Jamaicans enjoyed success over the weekend at indoor athletics meets in the United States, with Kimberly Williams, Charokee Young, Kiara Grant, Annia Ashley and Shakwon Coke all scoring wins. Also impressing were Odaine Lewis, Clive Pullen,...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Garfield Gordon of UCT Steppas and Jozanne Harris of Jamdammers were the top men’s and women’s finishers at the Run For Your Heart 5K and 2K Road Race, which started and ended at Emancipation Park yesterday. In very cool conditions, Harris clocked...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:15 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE 2020 local track and field season will continue today with the staging of three meets across the island. In the east, there will be the Eastern Invitational Track and Field Meet at Lyssons, St Thomas; in central Jamaica, the Jamalco Sports Club...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday’s St Elizabeth Technical Invitational in Santa Cruz produced multiple meet records, both on the track and in the field. Among the outstanding performers was Manchester High School Class Two athlete, Shevanae Thomas. On a day when her...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:30 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

SEVERAL overseas-based athletes performed well at indoor meets in the United States last weekend. Sprint hurdler Philip Lemonious, quarter-miler Shian Salmon along with a male MVP International 4x400 metres quartet had second-place finishes in...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Briana Williams, the 2018 World Under 20 double sprint champion, will line up in the women’s invitational 60m sprint event at the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet at the National Stadium today around 6:30 p.m. This is Williams’ first time competing...

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

EDWIN Allen High School’s outstanding sprinter Kevona Davis will make her long-awaited season debut today, when she competes in the 200 metres at the St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) Invitational meet in Santa Cruz. Davis, the 2019 ISSA/...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:36 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olive McNaughton, director of the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet, has lamented the lack of sponsorship for Saturday’s event, which takes place at the National Stadium at 8:30 a.m. But McNaughton said that despite challenges, all is set for what she...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THERE was success for Jamaica’s Jeanine Williams, while there were second-place finishes for Briana Williams and Shian Hyde at the Clemson Orange and Purple Elite meet in South Carolina, USA, on Saturday. Competing unattached, Jeanine Williams,...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:24 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

MOST of the Corporate Area High School teams will be journeying to the parish of St Catherine today as the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport will be hosting the very popular Douglas Forrest Invitational Meet which will begin at 8:30...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:41 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Despite having some concerns with his hurdlers’ early form, Edwin Allen’s head coach, Michael Dyke, says he is pleased with the performances of his athletes at Saturday’s season-opening Purewater/Jamaica College/R Danny Williams Invitational at the...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE 2020 local track and field season got off to a sizzling start at the Jamaica College (JC) Ashenheim Stadium on Saturday with the successful 27th staging of the Jamaica College/Pure Water/R Danny Williams Development Meet. Athletes from top...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:44 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER a disappointing fifth-place finish at last year’s Netball World Cup, the Sunshine Girls will be hoping for better results when they take on three of the top five countries later this month in a friendly tournament in England, the Vitality...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 1:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson’s biggest dream is for one of his charges to get an individual Olympic medal and is confident that it will be realised at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Wilson’s club is based at the GC Foster College of...

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