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Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:20 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When news broke yesterday of the passing of 1948 Olympic 100 metre finalist Cynthia Thompson, the sad reality drew a collective sigh from Jamaica’s track and field fraternity. Thompson, the first Jamaican, male or female, to reach an Olympic 100...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:21 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Last year, Ronald Levy joined the short list of Jamaicans who have won the sprint hurdles at the Commonwealth Games. This year, Levy has his sights locked on the World Championships. In addition, he wants to hurdle past the 13-second barrier. Levy...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Along with double World Under-20 champion Briana Williams, Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen is one of Jamaica’s brightest young sprint prospects. Her coach, Michael Dyke, is bringing Davis along slowly in 2019, with a view of keeping her healthy....

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The recently completed Central Championships were a personal showcase for Anthony Cox, the 2017 World Under-18 400 metres finalist. Competing for York Castle High School, Cox snipped a fraction off the meet record after giving it a scare in the...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:25 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

National 100-metre champion Tyquendo Tracey believes that Jamaican sprinting will soon “show out” again. Positioned after a solid 2018 season to be part of the renaissance, Tracey says Jamaica always has good athletes. For himself, he is focused on...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In his last race for St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Jauvaney James produced a stunningly well-paced effort in the 4x800 metres at the 2018 Penn Relays. Though victory and the meet record went to a fine Calabar High School team, James...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Dr Gregory Haughton, Olympic medal winner and now mental-preparation expert, says a gold medal he won 20 years ago turned his track and field career around. Haughton says victory over a tough field at the 1999 Pan American Games revived his spirits...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:23 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-seven years ago, the Jamaica College (JC) Class One team gave a banner performance at the Gibson McCook Relays. Led by silky smooth Rudolph Mighty, the boys in blue won the 4x100m and 4x200m in record time and added the 4x400m for good...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The installation of a new athletics facility has energised all involved in track and field at Jamaica College (JC). Team manager Ian Forbes says the athletes, coaches and the squad’s managers are all now highly motivated. He also expects that the...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High’s captain, Christopher Taylor, is on a short list of young Jamaican athletes who have their eyes on the senior World Championships. Earlier this month, Taylor revealed his training is targeted at those Championships, which begin...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:05 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Discus ace Fedrick Dacres was so good all year long that there is no question about who Jamaica's 2018 track and field athlete of the year is.Big throws and big wins at the Commonwealth and Central American and Caribbean games, the North American,...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Eliud Kipchoge really is the male track and field athlete of the year. That was confirmed when the respected British journal Athletics Weekly named the Kenyan marathon maestro as its Readers Choice International Athlete of the Year. That followed...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Peter Kavanaugh may be the forerunner in a new wave of Jamaican table tennis coaches teaching the game in the region, but he's no newcomer. Inspired by a Caribbean hero, Kavanaugh has been playing and coaching the game for decades. Having just...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Usually, track and field fans know exactly where they will go when the local high school season begins. In 2019, necessary work on track facilities may force some changes. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Western Relays will move from...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Peter Kavanaugh, a Jamaican table-tennis coach from Mandeville, returned home yesterday after conducting a training course in Grenada. Kavanaugh's visit to the Spice Isle follows interest from countries in the region in the services of Jamaican...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Reigning World 100 metre-champion, Justin Gatlin believes he can defend his title when Doha hosts the 17th World Championships next year. Gatlin, 36, thinks his experience in big meets will count when the starter raises his pistol."I think I am the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Recently retired Jamaican sprinter Kerron Stewart hopes that female athletes will one day be paid the same as their male counterparts. Stewart voiced the sentiment in an interview published this week by Athletics Weekly, a British track and field...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There is a possibility that Jamaica could host the World Relays in 2021. That's the word from Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), who reported that the island has been approached about the...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Though they hail from opposing sides of North Street, legendary Kingston College (KC) forward Neville Oxford and Andrew Price, the former St George's College (STGC) defender, both believe that today's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup final will be a big...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Former Commonwealth and Pan-Am Games 100m champion Lerone Clarke retired a few years ago, but his love for track and field continues. As a result, Clarke has launched Ace Track, a club he hopes will help athletes compete with confidence. The new...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Satoshi Takashima is leaving Jamaica on January 7. With his time as Jamaica's national table tennis coach at an end, he recommends four key upgrades on how the game is developed here. On top of his list is consistent training for young players and...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior women's football team goalkeeper Chantelle McLennon is thrilled that the Reggae Girlz have qualified for next year's FIFA Women World Cup in France.The Girlz booked their ticket to France by beating Panama in the third-place...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Simon Tomlinson will be back in competition later this month as he starts his drive for better results at the 2019 Caribbean Table Tennis Championships. Tomlinson expects more match play to lift him towards his goal of a medal when that tournament...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dyke, coach of the successful Edwin Allen Compre-hensive High School track and field programme, believes the new ISSA recruiting regulations are tight. However, while he feels the new rules will probably affect schools who recruit widely, he...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

If the Jamaican athletics team to the third Youth Olympic Games reports in good shape, four medals could be within its grasp. The best hopes for glory in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the host city of the Games, rest with Antonio Watson, Ackera Nugent,...

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