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Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2024 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

OLYMPIC CHAMPION in 2016, Omar McLeod, has thrown his hat into the ring with the Olympics and just as importantly, Jamaica’s National Championships, fast approaching. Having run quite sparingly this season, yesterday, at the World Athletics World...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2024 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

“I AM very pleased,” said Ackera Nugent after she clocked 12.52 seconds to win the NACAC New Life Invitational World Continental Silver meet on Sunday. Nugent is pleased that she is running fast in an event that promises to be one of the more...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2024 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER AN unusually long wait, eight-time Olympic Games medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce finally got her season going on Saturday night at the National Stadium. Running at the French Foray meet, Fraser Pryce finished ahead of the back in a moderate...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2024 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Eight-time Olympic medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is set to open her season in the women’s 100 metres today at the JAAA Olympic French Foray III meet at the Stadium East. The meet starts at 4:30 p.m. With just two weeks to go to the JAAA/Puma...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2024 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER FAILING to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games in the men’s 4x400 metres relays at the World Relays in the Bahamas, Jamaica’s relay team will be seeking a spot when they compete this Sunday at the New Life Invitational in Nassau, Bahamas....

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2024 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A YEAR ago Racing Football Club of St Catherine came very close to qualifying for the Jamaica Premier League (JPL), the country’s top-flight competition, but lost out to Lime Hall of St Ann in the semifinals of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2024 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

SEVERAL top Jamaican athletes will be in action tomorrow at the New York Grand Prix World Continental Tour Gold meet at the Icahn Stadium. Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah will have her second outing this season when she lines...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2024 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National representative Ackelia Smith will be seeking the ‘jumps’ double today following her win in the women’s long jump final on Thursday night at the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division 1 Track and Field Championships in...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2024 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

WAYNE PINNOCK has been one of the most consistent collegiate long jumpers over the past few years, and after winning the South Eastern Conference (SEC) long jump title last month for the University of Arkansas, he was favourite to go all the way...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2024 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

TOMORROW AT the Hayward Field in Eugene, a record number of Jamaicans will line up for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division 1 Track and Field Championships. Forty-eight Jamaicans, consisting of 25 men and 23 women, punched...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2024 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

FOLLOWING DEFEAT last week in Oslo, Shericka Jackson, the double sprint Diamond League champion, returned to winning ways at yesterday’s Stockholm meeting. Competing in the women’s 200 metres, Jackson looked much better out of the blocks than in...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2024 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

WORLD ATHLETICS Championships 400-metre hurdles bronze medallist Rushell Clayton continued her impressive form with another Diamond League success at yesterday’s Bislett Games. World leader in the event with her 53.72-second clocking at the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2024 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THIS PAST weekend saw the staging of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division One East and West Regional track and field meets held over two venues. Collegiate athletes booked their spots for the National Championships to be...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2024 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National discus thrower Roje Stona won the men’s event at the World Continental Tour Gold meet at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles last Saturday. Stona, who led from start to finish, won the event easily with a mark of 66.93 metres. Claudio Romero of...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2024 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Five Jamaicans scored wins at the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Track and Field Championships in Monroe, Los Angeles, at the weekend. Former Edwin Allen High School thrower Christopher Young, competing for Barton County...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2024 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson and Rushell Clayton picked up wins at yesterday’s Wanda Diamond League in Rabat, Morocco. Jackson, the 2023 World 200 metres champion and defending Diamond League champion over the half lap, looked a bit rusty in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2024 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL 400 metres champion Nickisha Pryce was in blistering form at the weekend. She clocked a personal best 49.32 seconds to win the 400m final at the South East Conference (SEC) Championships at the Percy Beard Track in Gainsville, Florida...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2024 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

LONG JUMPER Carey McLeod won his pet event at the Doha Wanda Diamond League meet yesterday. Competing in the third leg of the Diamond League series, McLeod, the fourth-place finisher at last year’s Budapest World Athletics Championships, won the...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2024 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The focus in the 2024 Wanda Diamond League will switch to Doha, Qatar, today following meets in Xiamen and Shanghai in China. Five Jamaicans, led by World Athletics Championships representatives Tajay Gayle and Carey McLeod, will compete at the...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2024 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA, WITH a very inexperienced squad, found the going tough at the two-day World Athletics Relays last weekend in Nassau, Bahamas. The men’s 4x100 metres were the only ones to reach the final of their event as the United States dominated...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2024 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND MEET ORGANISER Sanjaye Ayre has hailed last Saturday’s third staging of the Puma East Coast International Showcase in Baltimore, Maryland as a major success. “The meet was a huge success this year. We had great build-up, we...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2024 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

BALTIMORE, Maryland: Titchfield High’s Chauvana Grant, on her first overseas trip, will be one of the Jamaicans competing at today’s East Coast International Showcase in Baltimore, Maryland. Grant will compete in the 100 metres and 4x100m for her...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2024 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

BALTIMORE, Maryland: More than 120 Jamaican junior athletes will be in action today at the Puma East Coast International Showcase Track and Field meet at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. Action starts at 9 a.m...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2024 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

BALTIMORE, Maryland: FOUR OF Jamaica’s top high school athletes – Shanoya Douglas, Alliah Baker, Damor Miller and Kemarrio Bygrave – are looking forward to tomorrow’s clash with their United States counterparts at the East Coast International...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2024 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

SEVERAL OF the country’s collegiate teams were in attendance over the past weekend at the Penn Relays, competing against some of the powerhouses of the United States, including the University of Houston, Texas A...

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