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Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

A good start to his endeavours in the 5000 metres has Kemoy Campbell smiling. Campbell, a 2017 IAAF World Championships finalist, made his seasonal debut in the 12 and a half lap race on June 9 with a solo run clocked in 13 minutes 35.09 seconds....

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Don't expect a dazzling opening to the World Cup today. That's not just because the teams that will get the action going - hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia - are the lowest ranked two teams in football's biggest tournament. It's because opening World...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Andre Clarke made a big move forward in the 400 metres hurdles last Saturday.Clarke, formerly of Vere Technical High and G.C. Foster College for Physical Education, zoomed to a massive personal best of 48.29 seconds and seventh in the all-...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Bahamian 400m ace Steven Gardiner has come a long way since his semi-final exits at the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games. Now the fastest man in the world at 43.87 seconds, Gardiner is one of the biggest stars of the 2018...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Shot putter Ashinia Miller does not know when he will next be competing, but he is excited. That is because his last meet yielded a personal best that drew him close to the 21m barrier. As happy as he is about that, he expects to do better.Miller, a...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

The best women's 100 metres field of the season will assemble in Eugene, Oregon, today at the annual Prefontaine Classic.Standing ready will be Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Elaine Thompson. The 25-year-old will face world champion Tori Bowie...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

The incomparable Usain Bolt may have retired, but new Jamaican stars will arise. That was the optimistic note struck by three-time Olympian Vilma Charlton at the recent launch of the Preparatory Schools Championships in Kingston. She was addressing...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Injuries may have forced former national 400 metres record holder Jermaine Gonzales to retire, but he's still watching closely, and he's pleased with the recent progress in his event. Speaking in Kingston on Thursday, Gonzales said that he's...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

More than 1,800 athletes from 55 schools will battle for top honours when the Preparatory Schools Championship is contested at the National Stadium from May 31 to June 2.Now in its 41st year, the meet will include hurdling for the first time. This...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

While Nathon Allen was showing his speed at the South Eastern Conference Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee, other Jamaicans were producing strong performances elsewhere on the US college circuit.Minutes before Allen toured the Tom Black track in...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

A solid start to his 2018 season has national long jump champion Ramone Bailey expecting good things this year. He is targeting the NACAC Championship,s which are set for August in Toronto, Canada, and he is anticipating jumps well beyond his...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Life at Western Texas College seems to agree with Sean Bailey. In two seasons there, Bailey has dominated the 400m in indoor national junior college competition while steadily improving his personal best. The trend continued at the weekend in...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Wayne Pinnock of Kingston College could be Jamaica's next world-class long jumper. That is the word from 1997 World Championships finalist Maurice Wignall. Speaking about the student-athlete who broke his 24-year-old Penn Relays long jump record...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Speaking from experience, Jamaica's 1998 Commonwealth Games 400m champion Sandie Richards said rest will be key to high performances at the 2018 Games currently under way on Australia's Gold Coast. Richards said rest and massage therapy will help...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Hurdler supreme Omar McLeod did some early-season sprint work in Gainesville, Florida, on the weekend.McLeod, the Olympic and World 110 metre hurdles champion, started with a close loss in the 200 metres at the Florida Relays, but finished with a...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's supremacy at the Carifta Games isn't likely to be threatened when the 46th staging of the regional junior athletics championships starts today in The Bahamas.However, there are individual events where Jamaican rule will be challenged. In...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans Diana Johnson, Shannon Kalawan, and Sadeekie Edie shone at the NCAA Division 2 Indoor Championships. On the campus of Pittsburg State University, Johnson, Kalawan, and Edie triumphed for Adams State University, St Augustine's University,...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

A day will come when Jamaica's Danniel Thomas-Dodd is the number one shot-putter in the world.That's the expert view of Michael Vassell, the throwing coach assigned to the national team at the recent World Indoor Championships in England.Vassell...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

O'Brien Wasome, the former Jamaica College team captain, made his mark on the US collegiate indoor circuit with a big win at the NCAA Division 1 Championships on Saturday. Wasome cranked out a personal best late in the men's triple jump to give the...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

World Indoor 60 metre champion Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast is hoping that her country will dominate sprinting in the years to come. At the recently concluded World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, Ahoure led compatriot Marie-JosÈe Ta...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

There were five Jamaican wins at two separate college indoor track and field championships in the United States over the weekend . Sean Bailey, Shian Hyde, and Sanjay Lawrence all triumphed at the Junior College Championships in Lubbock, Texas,...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympians Debbie Byfield, Dorothy Scott and Ruth Williams-Simpson were on centre stage last Saturday at the Puma/JAAA Jamalco Development meet at Halse Hall in Clarendon. The trio was lauded for their accomplishments at a ceremony attended...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Alia Atkinson marked herself as the queen of the breaststroke in 2017 and swam her way into contention for the prestigious RJRGLEANER National Sportswoman of the Year Award. Already the short-course world record holder for the 100 metre breaststroke...

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