Athletics

Hydel's Shadea Lawrence repeats as discus champion

HYDEL High's Shadea Lawrence won the girls' Class One discus with a personal best throw of 48.66m to repeat as champion on day two of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. Second in the event was Excelsior High's Shaniece Love (48.01m), w ... Read More

Jamaica College Paketo Dudley in his winning
leap of 7.21m in the boys’ Class Two long jump
on day two of the GraceKennedy ISSA
Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships
at the National Stadium yesterday.
(PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS) JC nose ahead after one final in boys action
JAMAICA College (JC) took an early lead after the first final of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ a ... Read More

Calabar’s Alex Hutton (117)
leads a tightly bunched field in
heat number seven of the
boys’ Class One 800-metre
event during the morning
session on day two of the
ISSA/Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics
Championship at the National
Stadium yesterday. (PHOTOS:
BRYAN CUMMINGS) Day two in pictures
Calabar's Alex Hutton (117) leads a tightly bunched field in heat number seven of the boys Class One ... Read More

BOLT... I will never
forget the crowd in
New York that night Bolt has fond memories of New York
NEW YORK, USA (AFP) --World 100- and 200-metres record-holder Usain Bolt will compete in the New Yor ... Read More

Day Three schedule

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

LIME Maasthead

8:15 am #38 Decathlon: #6 Boys 14-19 110 metre Hurdles Finals 8:30 am #75 Girls 10-12 High Jump CLASS 4 Prelims 8:30 am #60 Girls 15-16 Discus Throw CLASS 2 Prelims 8:30 am #49 Girls 17-18 Long Jump CLASS 1 Prelims 8:30 am #65 Girls 13-14 1500 metre CLASS 3 Prelims 8:40 am #21 Boys 14-15 Shot Put CLASS 2 BOYS Prelims 8:50 am #27 Boys 10-13 1500 metre CLASS 3 BOYS Prelims 9:15 am #55 Girls 15-16 1500 metre CLASS 2 Prelims 9:35 am #16 Boys 14-15 1500 metre CLASS 2 BOYS Prelims 10:00 am ... Read More

IAAF appeals to CAS on 'selective punishments' of Russian athletes

Thursday, March 26, 2015    

MONACO (AFP) -- The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said yesterday it is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the "selective" punishments handed out by the Russian athletics federation against six athetes found guilty of doping. An IAAF statement said the cases of three Olympic walk champions, 2012 50 kilometres titleholder Sergey Kirdyapkin, 2008 20km winner Valeriy Borchin, and 2008 women's 20km victor Olga Kaniskina, 2011 50 kilometres walk wor ... Read More

Girls make quiet start, but should pick up today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

Hanifah Abdulqadir of St Jago High clearing the high
jump bar at 1.60 metres in the Class One preliminaries on the
opening day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ & Girls’
Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.

AFTER a quiet start yesterday, the ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Athletics Championships is expected to heat up today with three finals set to be contested. Today the Class One discus, Class Two shot put and the steeple chase Open will be decided as the hunt for points begin in earnest. Also today, there will be the preliminaries of the Class Four long jump, shot put Classes One and Two, high jump Classes Two and Three, 200m in all four classes, three 800m, discus Class Three and 400m hurdles. Mea ... Read More

Boys get into gear on opening day of Champs 2015

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

Calabar’s Christopher Taylor
settles at the starting block
in the Class Two 400m heats
on the opening of the 2015
ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’
and Girls’ Championships
inside the National Stadium
yesterday. Taylor won with
an impressive 47.25
seconds. (PHOTO:
BRYAN CUMMINGS)

CALABAR High’s wunderkid Christopher Taylor woke up a sleepy National Stadium yesterday with his now customary first round ‘gallop’, clocking a swift and easy-looking 47.25 seconds to win his heat of the Class Two 400m as the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ & Girls’ Athletics Championships got under way under overcast skies yesterday. Taylor, who set the Class Three record in the first round last year, easily cruised past the field by the 250m mark and was off on his ... Read More

KC bringing special vibes to Champs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

Members of the 2015
track and field team.

ONCE you get close to Kingston College there is no mistaking where you are. Purple and white surround and protect you. No other colour seemed to matter as the hundreds of boys milled around at the LIME pep rally recently. The vibes and the atmosphere were unquestionably reminiscent of a prize fighter ready to be unleashed. Principal Dave Myrie was clear as to who will make Champs a fun place to be at. "KC is really the vibes school when it comes to Champs," Myrie said without reservation. "If ... Read More

Today’s  schedule - Champs 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

8:30 am #86 Girls' 17-18 Shot Put Class 1 Prelims 8:30 am #11 Boys' 16-19 Discus Trow Class 1 Prelims 8:30 am #38 Decathlon: #1 Boys' 14-19 100 Metre Run Final 8:35 am #68 Girls' 13-14 High Jump Class 3 Prelims 8:45 am #64 Girls' 13-14 800 Metre Run Class 3 Prelims 9:15 am #26 Boys' 10-13 800 Metre Run Class 3 Prelims 9:55 am #54 Girls' 15-16 800 MEtre Run CLass 2 Prelims 10:20 am #15 Boys' 14-15 800 MEtre Run Class 2 Prelims 10:30 am #38 Decathlon: #2 Boys' 14-19 Long Jump Final ... Read More

KINGSTON CITY RUN 5K WINNERS

Wednesday, March 25, 2015    

KINGSTON CITY RUN 5K WINNERS

Jamaica Defence Force's David Bartley (second left) and Sandra Aiken (second right) who won the 5K event in 19:06 minutes, and 26:29 minutes, respectively, display their trophies presented to them by Chris Jarrett (right), co-chair of Kingston City Run, on Sunday. Looking on is Camilla Mullings, sales support executive at British Airways, who also presented a plane ticket to Rupert Green, who won the half-marathon race at the event. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Read More

Edwin Allen target 350 points to reclaim Girls' Champs title

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

Shauna Helps (right) of Wolmer’s Girls on her way to victory in the Corporate
Area Development Meet at the National Stadium.

Edwin Allen High are confident they will repeat as champions for the first time in the history of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' & Girls' Championships which gets underway today at the National Stadium and runs through to Saturday night. Michael Dyke, the Edwin Allen head coach, is confident his team will win back-to-back titles after winning in 2012 and again last year. "This is the most balanced team we have had in a long time and we will score points just about everywhere," he told the Jama ... Read More

C'Bar favoured, but KC quietly confident of win #32

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

(L)Akeem
Bloomfield is
KC’s top
quarter-miler
(R)Calabar’s Christopher
Taylor set to break Class
Two 400m record

Defending champions Calabar High are heavily favoured to retain the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships and secure their fourth consecutive hold on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy when action starts today at the National Stadium at 2:00 pm. Calabar High, who will be seeking their 25th title overall, have most to fear from perennial rivals Kingston College (KC) and, to a lesser extent, Jamaica College (JC). The Michael Clarke-coached boys from Red Hills Road have looked awesom ... Read More

UWI Track and Field Invitational results & pictures

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

(L) MVP’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce flies out of
the starting block in the women’s 400m
Olympic Development event where she
finished fourth in her heat in 55.67
seconds.
(R) Zharnel Hughes of the High Performance Centre is all alone
as he sped to an impressive 20.58 clocking to win the 200m
Olympic Development event at the UWI Invitational on
Saturday. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Event 1 Men Discus Throw 1 Dacres, Fedrick UWI Mona 66.40m 2 Smikle, Travis UWI Mona 57.58m 3 Dodd, Shane Unattached 55.04m Event 2 Women Triple Jump 1 Cauldwell, Diana G.C Foster 12.32m (NWI) 2 Coombs, Tina G.C Foster 12.28m (-2.5) 3 Marshall, Shanice G.C Foster 11.35m (0.5) Event 3 Women Discus Throw 1 Barnett, Tarasue G.C Foster 58.55m 2 Powell, Sheena G.C Foster 49.66m 3 Brown, Shanice G.C Foster 48.88m Event 4 Men Triple Jump 1 Bogle, Jellani UWI Mona 15.34m (1.8) 2 ... Read More



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