Athletics

Jamaica end with bronze in men's mile relay

Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica chases Michael Cherry of the US on the
final leg of the men’s mile relay yesterday. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

EUGENE, USA — The men's 4x400m team won a bronze medal as Jamaica finished the 15th IAAF world Junior Championships with six medals on yesterday's final day at Hayward Field. The women's team was disqualified after placing fifth. The men's team had one change from Saturday's preliminaries wi ... Read More

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell Brown (left) leaves the starting block at the start of her 100m heats at Hampden Park at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,
Scotland, yesterday. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND BEST DRESSED CHICKEN) Impressive!
GLASGOW, Scotland — The skies over Glasgow suddenly turned grey and the rains came sprinkling ... Read More

Daeshon Gordon reacts at the end of
100m hurdles event. Jamaican dream realised for US-born Gordon
EUGENE, OREGON — A year ago Daeshon Gordon was heartbroken when she had to be taken off the Ja ... Read More

Jevaughn Minzie (left) competing in the
heats of the men’s 100m at the World
Junior Championships last week.
(PHOTOS: PAUL REID) Minzie wants rest before deciding on his future
EUGENE, Oregon — One chapter of his life has come to an end, and another is about to begin, bu ... Read More

Birthday girl Calvert celebrates by winning heats

Monday, July 28, 2014    

Schillonie Calvert (left) powering away from rivals
to win her heat in the 100m yesterday. (PHOTO:
COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SUPREME VENTURES,
COURTS AND BEST DRESSED CHICKEN)

GLASGOW, Scotland — It seems nobody here in Glasgow remembered her birthday. For sure, no one sang her a birthday tune or gave her a present. Well, that's not entirely true. Two Jamaican journalists covering the games attempted the proverbial birthday song, but were so off key that it surely would have made Schillonie Calvert's day a nightmare. Stick to writing, gentlemen, her amused reaction seemed to suggest. Even though her relatives sent her greetings from afar, she wished it would ... Read More

Alia takes another shot at gold

By Sean Williams | Monday, July 28, 2014    

Alia takes another shot at gold

GLASGOW, Scotland — Alia Atkinson was impressive in the pool when she clocked the fastest time to advance to the final of the women's 100m breaststroke final scheduled today at 8:26 pm (2:26 pm Jamaica time) at the Tollcross Swimming Centre. In winning her semi-final yesterday, Atkinson swam 1:06.87 minutes to beat off strong opposition, setting herself up for another medal. She had won the 50m breaststroke silver on Friday, giving Jamaica its first medal of the XX Commonwealth Games. Z ... Read More

Christoff Bryan heartbroken but moving on

Monday, July 28, 2014    

Christoff Bryan clears the bar during the final of the men’s high jump on Friday night.

EUGENE, OREGON — If Christoff Bryan had broken down or found excuses for not winning a medal in the men's high jump final on Friday night at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field, he could be excused. The former Wolmer's Boys athlete who will be attending Kansas State University this year, lost out on a medal on the count-back after clearing a personal best 2.24m, the same height as the medallists in the competition that had the over 8,000 fans cheering for every jump ... Read More

O'hara the baller!

Monday, July 28, 2014    

O’hara the
baller!

After his competition schedule at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships ended on Saturday, Jamaican sprinter Michael O'Hara (centre) showed off his skills at football, joining a scrimmage game with other athletes in the games village at the University of Oregon, yesterday. O'Hara ended the meet with two bronze medals -- one in the men's 200 metres and the other as a member of Jamaica's 4x100 metres relay team. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Read More

Team Jamaica regain CUT Championship Trophy

Monday, July 28, 2014    

Team captains Tyreke Wilson (top left) and Britney Campbell
receive the Championship Trophy from CUT President Marvin
Andall at the end of the meet on Saturday.

TEAM Jamaica consisting of 40 students and a contingent of coaches have done it for Jamaica, by winning the coveted Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) Championship Trophy following a keenly contested 15th Biennial Student Track & Field Championships. The championship was staged at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and ended on Saturday. Team Jamaica, runners-up to 2012 winner Barbados, indicated that they trained hard to accomplish the feat. Team Jamaica led the ranking ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde and his parents revel in gold medal success

By Howard Walker and Paul Reid | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Lenworth and
Angela Husset -
the parents of
Jaheel Hyde

LENWORTH 'Teacher' Hyde and Angela Hussett are currently basking, as they should, in the glory of their son Jaheel who on Friday became a World Junior Champ, when he won the 400m hurdles title at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Teacher, a football icon in Jamaica, is known for his precocious skills as a schoolboy at Clarendon College and while doing national duties during the years 1978 - 1991, while Angela took up cheerleading activities at Wolmer's Girls. Both Angela and Le ... Read More

Bolt dreams on

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Usain Bolt (left) speaking at a press conference upon his arrival in Scotland yesterday with Mike Fennel president of the Jamaica Olympic Association. (PHOTO:
JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

GLASGOW, Scotland He has done it all. Even seen it all. But he sure doesn't have it all. Usain Bolt, a man driven by the accolades of his trade, desperately wants to add a Commonwealth Games medal to his already rich collection, and now he has his chance. His vault is nothing short of a gold mine. Therein lies six Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals. But the world record holder of both sprints 9.58 over 100 metres and 19.19 over 200 hungers for more. Add to that, he holds a m ... Read More

O'Hara continues Jamaica's great 200 tradition

By Paul Reid | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

O’HARA... won bronze in the 200 metres

EUGENE, USA — Michael O'Hara won Jamaica's third medal ever in the men's 200m at the World Junior Championships on Friday when he took the bronze medal in a wind aided 20.31 seconds (2.3m/s) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. O'Hara who was a reluctant participant in the 100m where he dropped out at the semi-final stage, joined Usain Bolt who won the gold in 2002 in Kingston and Nickel Ashmeade who took the silver in Poland in 2008. His medal brought to three the total won by Jamaica ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde — A world junior champion

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Jaheel Hyde —
World Junior Champion —
400 metres hurdles. The first junior in history to win the 110 metres hurdles and the 400 metres hurdles in
consecutive World Junior Championships. (PHOTO: AFP)

Jaheel Hyde — World Junior Champion - 400 metres hurdles. The first junior in history to win the 110 metres hurdles and the 400 metres hurdles in consecutive World Junior Championships. (PHOTO: AFP) JAHEEL HYDE - A WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPION --> Read More

Now the Games begin, it's track and field time

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Sherica Williams
(then)
Bailey Cole in heat one of the 100 metres.

GLASGOW, Scotland There is a common saying that a multi-event athletics meet does not really start until the action turns to the track. No one should accept that to be true, but for sure the XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games need a spark to fire it up. At the 52,025-capacity Hampden Park, the marquis track and field programme will come to life. And yes, the Jamaicans are here in numbers and strength. With big names like Usain Bolt, Nickel Ashmeade, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell Bro ... Read More



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