Athletics

Youngster Goldsmith Classic Results

Nicolee Foster (centre) of Holmwood Technical, Rushelle Burton (left) of Camperdown and Janeek Brown of Wolmer’s cross the line in a blanket finish in the girls’ Class One 100m hurdles at the Youngster Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday.

Event 1 Girls’ 100-Metre Dash Class One 1 Moody, Patrice Edwin Allen 11.65 2 Whyte, Natalliah St Jago High 11.75 3 Deer, Shanta Holmwood Tech 11.80 Event 2 Boys’ 100-Metre Dash Class One 1 Angus, Xavior Calabar High 10.66 2 Matherson, Jhevaughn Kingston College 10.69 3 Hewitt, Fab ... Read More

Jamaica College students engage in a gimmick race during the Flow ‘Journey to Champs’ campaign at Old Hope Road on Friday. JC ooze confidence ahead of Champs
Obrian Waysome, captain of the Jamaica College (JC) athletics team, was oozing confidence as telecom ... Read More

PHOTO: Up and over!
Edwin Allen High’s Janique Burgher clears the bar at 1.75 metres to win the girls’ Class ... Read More

Junelle Bromfield (centre) has a quiet word with Dr David McBean, chairman of the Supreme Ventures Foundation, at the recent function at STETHS. At left is Ovril Evanks of Supreme Ventures Foundation. In honour of Junelle
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Outstanding junior athlete Junelle Bromfield, who is the Courtney W ... Read More

High Mountain road race festival good, organisers say

Monday, February 08, 2016    

Road racers just before the start of the High Mountain Coffee 10K .

WILLIAMSFIELD, Manchester – They are still unsure if they have met their objective, raising $1 million for the Renal (kidney) Unit at Mandeville Regional Hospital, but the organisers believe this year’s staging of the High Mountain Coffee Road Race festival was an overall success. The event’s 33rd renewal was held on Sunday, January 31, with Jamaican runner Dayne Graham upstaging the two-time defending champion, American Andrew Brodeur, to win the marquee 10K race in 32:28 min ... Read More

88-year-old road racer plans to keep running

Monday, February 08, 2016    

Road racer Roy Thomas receives a trophy and a gift basket from event co-ordinator Annette Salmon shortly after he completed the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — He will turn 89 years old on May 21, but veteran road race runner Roy Thomas has no intention of stopping. Thomas, called ‘Maas Roy’ by friends and fans, recently participated in the 33rd renewal of the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race and he plans to do so again next year. “Yes, if I live, definitely,” Thomas told the Jamaica Observer Central by telephone last week in reply to a direct question. Thomas has only missed “one or two ... Read More

Hosts strong at STETHS Invitational

Monday, February 08, 2016    

Edwin Allen High’s Janique Burger, winner of the Class 3 Girls’ High Jump with a leap of 1.70 metres.

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Students from south-central high schools were outstanding at the 33rd staging of the Grace/STETHS Invitational athletics meet recently. Hosts St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and north Clarendon school Edwin Allen High accounted for most of the 14 records ahead of the ISSA/Grace Boys’ and Girls’ Championship scheduled for March at the National Stadium. The records: Class 1 Girls’ 1500m, Junelle Bromfield (STETHS) 4 minutes 46.22 ... Read More

SOJ says RJR Awards recognition ‘special’ indeed

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

SOJ basketballer Paul Daley receives an award on behalf of the team from Jamaica Observer Managing Director Danville Walker during the recent RJR Sports Foundation National Awards at Jamaica Pegasus.

Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) has expressed pleasure at being recognised during the RJR Sports Foundation National Awards ceremony held recently at Jamaica Pegasus. “We are extremely humbled to know that we were included in the RJR Sports Awards,” said Lorna Bell, the SOJ executive director. Kirk Wint, the 14-year-old St Thomas native, was awarded for winning the gold medal in one of the softball throw events at the 2015 World Summer Games in California, United States. However, h ... Read More

Dejour Russell stars at Youngster Goldsmith Classic

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Dejour Russell of Calabar on his way to victory in the boys’ Class Two 110m hurdles event at the Puma Youngster Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium yesterday.

ON a day when the gauntlet was thrown down by athletes in Western Jamaica, a number of the Corporate Area’s best signalled a return to form at the Puma Youngster Goldsmith Classic, which kicked off the Digicel Grand Prix series at the National Stadium yesterday. Among them was Calabar’s Dejour Russell, who showed class when winning the boys’ Class Two 100m and 110m hurdles events. The powerfully built Russell, coming off an injury, produced an exciting display on a day which ... Read More

STETHS look set to retain titles at Western Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Junelle Bromfield of STETHS (right) poses with a symbolic cheque presented by Digicel’s Kamal Powell after she set a new record in the girls’ Class One 800m at the Digicel/COCAA Western Champs final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. Bromfield ran 2:07.37 seconds.

CATHERINE HALL, St James — St Elizabeth Technical High School’s (STETHS) Nigel Ellis blazed his way to a personal best 10.20 seconds (1.9m/s) time to retain his Class One boys’ 100m title at the Digicel/County of Cornwall Athletics Association’s Western Championships finals held at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. Ellis was one of three boys who won sprint doubles as all four girls who won the 100m also went on to take the 200m titles as well. Seven records wer ... Read More

Watches for coaches courtesy of Royale Jewellers

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Michael Dyke (left), coach of Edwin Allen, and Eldemire Smith, coach of St Elizabeth Technical High School, were happy to accept their watches from Trudy Williams

Michael Dyke (left), coach of Edwin Allen, and Eldemire Smith, coach of St Elizabeth Technical High School, were happy to accept their watches from Trudy Williams, a member of the organising committee of Central Hurdles & Relays (CH&R). CH&R returned with a bang for the 7th staging after a two-year break for the GC Foster College track to be relaid. Dyke got his watch for the performance of his female athletes, while Smith got his watch for the performance of his male athletes. Thirt ... Read More

PHOTO: MENACING ELLIS

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Nigel Ellis powers his way to victory in the boys’ Class One 200m at Digicel/COCAA Western Champs final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. Ellis won the double, setting a new meet record 10.20 seconds in the 100m.

St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Nigel Ellis powers his way to victory in the boys’ Class One 200m at Digicel/COCAA Western Champs final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. Ellis won the double, setting a new meet record 10.20 seconds in the 100m. Read More

Insurance scheme for athletes a good move

Saturday, February 06, 2016    

(From left) Minister with Responsibility for Sport Natalie Neita Headley, legendary Jamaican sprinter Don Quarrie and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller pose for a photo after last Thursday’s launch of the Jamaican Athletes’ Insurance Plan at the Office of the Prime Minister.

It’s not possible to precisely quantify the value of sport to Jamaica . What we can all say for certain though, is that for generations, Jamaica’s leading sportsmen and women have metaphorically ‘placed’ their country on the map and consistently lifted the psyche of their people. Those were facts even before the legendary cricketer Mr George Headley stamped his mark in the 1930s and the iconic track athletic trailblazers Messrs Herb McKenley, Arthur Wint and George Rhod ... Read More

Flow’s marketing guru promises Champs experience beyond this world

Saturday, February 06, 2016    

REDWOOD...  there are a number of areas that we are working on in terms of the experience that patrons will have

As quad-play telecommunications firm Flow continues its drive as a major player in the sporting arena, track and field enthusiasts will be in for a treat on March 15-19 at the National Stadium. This according to vice-president of marketing Carlo Redwood, who is anticipating this year’s staging of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys & Girls Championships to be “bigger and better”. Redwood outlined that the firm is set to continue its commitment to local athletics through a renewe ... Read More



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