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McPherson, Hamm carry torch for Holmwood as Gibson-McCook Relays looms

Central Athletics Championships Class One boys' 400m champion Bovel McPherson and Class Two boys' 400m champion Tahj Hamm will both be hoping to lead Holmwood Technical High School to gold at the PUMA/Digicel Gibson-McCook Relays this weekend. Read More

St Mary High start favourites to retain titles at Eastern Championships
Perennial winners St Mary High School will once again start favourite to retain their Eastern Championships titles as action begins today inside National Stadium.... Read More

Bloomfield happy with Scotland win
Fresh from his indoor 400m victory at the Muller Grand Prix in Scotland, Akeem Bloomfield is excited at the prospect of leading his MVP International team to the Gibson McCook Relays this week.... Read More

We have the formula to win Champs, says Edwin Allen's Dyke
After yet another comfortable win at Central Champs, the championship from which the winner of the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Girls' Championships usually comes, Edwin Allen have set themselves up as heavy favourites to defend their title once more...... Read More

Splendid performances at SW Isaac Athletics Meet

BY HOWARDS WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 23 2020    

Calabar High's Kevroy Venson continued his splendid form as he turned in the performance of the Mayberry SW Isaac Athletics Meet with a scintillating 3:53.89 record run in the Class One 1500m yesterday. Read More

Mixed Relay to highlight 2020 staging of SW Isaac-Henry meet

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 22 2020    

For the first time in Jamaica, there will be a Mixed Relay and the place to witness it is at the sixth staging of the Mayberry SW Isaac-Henry track and field meet inside National Stadium scheduled for 5:30 pm today. Read More

Montego Bay High's Baghaloo on the mend after collapsing at COCAA Champs

Friday, February, 21 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Montego Bay High School athlete Kythony Baghaloo was on Saturday evening treated and released from the Mandeville Regional Hospital after collapsing while competing at the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Champs finals at the St... Read More

Against the odds

Friday, February, 21 2020    

Former champions Holmwood Technical are expected to be contenders again for the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletic Championships to be held at National Stadium next month. Read More

St Jago boys, Edwin Allen girls retain titles at Central Champs

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 20 2020    

St Jago High School boys and Edwin Allen High School girls retained their Central Athletics Championships titles, but Tia Clayton stole the spotlight with a scintillating record run of 11.29 seconds (+1.1 mps) over 100m at G C Foster College yesterday. Read More

STETHS, Rusea's retain COCAA Western Champs titles

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 19 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) boys and Rusea's High School girls retained their titles with comfortable wins on Saturday's third day of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships held at St... Read More

Damar on top

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 19 2020    

St Jago High School led both the boys' and girls' sections of the Digicel Central Championships at the end of the first of a two-day event, but what was building up to be the clash of the season in the girls' Class One 200m between Jamaica's two most... Read More

Shelly weighs options

Tuesday, February, 18 2020    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, currently preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, says the defence of her women's 100m sprint gold at the 2021 World Championships could be her farewell from athletics. Read More

Van Niekerk wins first race this year on comeback trail

Tuesday, February, 18 2020    

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AFP) — Olympics and World 400-metre record-holder Wayde van Niekerk, who has been slowly recovering from a knee injury, won his first race this year in Bloemfontein yesterday. Read More

Immaculate pair receives confidence boost at Corporate Area Development Meet

Monday, February, 17 2020    

The Immaculate Conception High School pair of Maja Henry and Mireya Simpson received a timely confidence boost ahead of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships when they finished first and second,... Read More

Coronavirus prevention tips 101 for Jamaica's travelling athletes

Rachael Irving | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

People worldwide are troubled about the newly discovered strain of the coronavirus which has been named Sars CoV-2 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More



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