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Published:Saturday | February 24, 2024 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Kemarrio Bygrave left his lane empty for the final of the Class One 800 metres at last week’s Corporate Area Championships, alarm bells went off. After all, the outgoing Jamaica College (JC) senior had been expected to give a command...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2024 | 12:20 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Fans at this week’s Central Athletics Championships were treated to a worthwhile display of speed when the girls’ 4x100 metres relays rolled around. St Jago High School and Edwin Allen High School took top billing with the fastest times of the...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2024 | 12:17 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The announcement of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s retirement plans has landed in Jamaica with a muted thud. People seem not to want to deal with the end to a glorious career which still has one more big assignment ahead. The reluctance is perhaps...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2024 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IN THE Jamaican context, high school athletics will understandably take centre stage this Saturday at the 50th anniversary of the Gibson-McCook Relays inside the National Stadium. However, with the Paris Olympics just over the horizon, keep an eye...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2024 | 12:17 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Kingston College (KC) closing the show in style, the boys’ high school relay performance took a beating at the Corporate Area Development Meet, held at Jamaica College at the weekend. The rampage produced season-leading times in three of the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2024 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

You know the scene. With time ticking away, one sporting venture or another looks certain to fall by the wayside due to a cash shortfall. Just when it appears all is lost, a donor appears with the needed funds and the relieved sports federation is...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2024 | 12:05 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

SPRINTER DEANDRE Daley and hurdler Alexis James are the 2024 Milo Western Relays Youth Awardees. Daley, the 2022 Carifta 100 champion, and James, the 2022 World Under-20 100-metre hurdles silver medallist, were presented to patrons at the 45th...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2024 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

For weeks, Edwin Allen High have sought competition for their 4x800 metres relay group. On the third attempt at last Saturday’s Milo Western Relays, coach Michael Dyke’s quartet found what they were looking for in the form of a stout-hearted...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2024 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Kadrian Goldson and DeAndre Daley passed important sprint tests at last Saturday’s Milo Western Relays held once again at the GC Foster College, but the biggest surprise on the straight away came from Jodean Williams, who whipped in a personal best...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2024 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Kadrian Goldson, Serena Cole and De Andre Daley will be in the sprint spotlight today at the Western Relays on the grounds of the G C Foster College for Physical Education. Goldson’s mission will be to start the quest for the early acceleration to...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2024 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

LAST MONTH, Jamaica saw 16 track and field development meets staged across the island. Pushing the number up were two meets held in Montego Bay after a dearth of activity in the Second City. Among those who welcomed the development is Claude Grant...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2024 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

At 10.08 seconds, DeAndre Daley is the joint 31st fastest Under-20 100 metres man in history, alongside the likes of Olympic/World champion Justin Gatlin and world 200m champion Ramil Guliyev. His goals for 2024 are lofty but the outgoing Herbert...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2024 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a prolonged but brilliant 2023 season, DeAndre Daley is being brought along slowly this year. That is the assurance from Claude Grant, who coaches the speedy Daley at Herbert Morrison Technical High. Coach Grant is pointing the youngster...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2024 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

JAYDON HIBBERT’S decision to become a professional and give up his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility is fully supported by his coach, Travis Geopfert. “I’m really happy for Jaydon, obviously a terrific opportunity for him...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2024 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ROSHAWN CLARKE can become one of the big three in the men’s 400-metre hurdles. That’s the view of none other than Winthrop Graham, the most successful Jamaican 400 hurdler in history. Graham said he was overjoyed when Clarke broke his long-standing...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2024 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After years off the calendar, there are athletics meets being staged in Montego Bay. Among those pleased with the development is Stephen Smith, president of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association. The buzz focused on the First Chance Meet...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2024 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Honoured last weekend by St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Mike Olivierre helped the school become a force in high school sport and in track and field in particular. Several of his former athletes came to Santa Cruz to celebrate him,...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2024 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Kiara Meikle was having the season of her life last year when disaster struck right after a stellar performance in the 100-metre hurdles. Now, the Holmwood Technical High athlete is patiently making her way back. Her 2023 season peaked at the...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2024 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IN 2023, JAYDON Hibbert tripled jumped just 11 times in competition as he and his University of Arkansas coach Travis Geopfert sought to minimise the stress on his 18-year-old body. With the lanky Jamaican celebrating his 19th birthday on January...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2024 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WITH A two-three-four finish, Jamaica had its best showing ever in a global men’s long jump final at last year’s World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, thanks to Wayne Pinnock, Tajay Gayle and Carey McLeod. Travis Geopfert, who...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2024 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

SPRINTER JURA Levy and new 400-metre hurdler Dennick Luke surprised themselves with big performances at last Saturday’s Central Hurdles and Relays meet, held at G.C. Foster College in Spanish Town. Levy ran her fastest 400 metres time since 2016,...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2024 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

At the last World Indoor Championships, Briana Williams and Shericka Jackson placed fifth and sixth respectively in the 60-metre dash. Judging from her performance over the same distance at last Saturday’s Central Hurdles and Relays at the GC...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2024 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

To hear Jamaica College (JC) senior Kemarrio Bygrave tell the tale, his running at last Saturday’s Central Hurdles and Relays meet at the GC Foster College was part of a training exercise. By the time most fans arrived at Angels, they saw him reach...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2024 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

SprinTec Track Club produced a memorable 4x100 metres performance at the Central Hurdles, Relays and Field Events meet last Saturday at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport. Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer, Brendan Rodney, and...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2024 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Even though he won some important victories undercover last season, Jamaica’s triple jump crown prince Jaydon Hibbert is skipping past the 2024 indoor season. Instead, the second year University of Arkansas student will focus on outdoor competition...

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