Athletics

Everyone's A Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken 5K, 10K run off Sunday, June 17

Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

The eighth staging of the Everyone's A Winner The Best Dressed Chicken 5K & 10K road race will run off on Sunday at 6:00 am inside the picturesque Hope Gardens. Read More

JN Racers Grand Prix flashback

Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

There were four meet records, one world-leading time and some exciting competition at the third staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix inside the National Stadium on Saturday. Read More

Grateful Hughes dips below 10 seconds

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 11 2018    

Although he doesn't want to acknowledge it, Zharnel Hughes is now the premier sprinter at the Racers Track Club following the retirement of the great Usain Bolt. Read More

Black River Primary repeat as Western Primary Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, June, 11 2018    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Black River Primary successfully defended their title at the 10th staging of the Western Primary Schools Athletics Championships held at Montego Bay Sports Complex last Friday and Saturday. Read More

Williams impresses

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 11 2018    

It can be a nerve-rattling experience when someone competes against his or her idol, but for Briana Williams the occasion was as surreal as it was helpful. Read More

Cuban teen Echevarria stuns with wind-assisted long jump

Monday, June, 11 2018    

Stockholm , Sweden (AFP) — Cuban teenage star Juan Miguel Echevarria won the long jump at the Stockholm Diamond League meet yesterday with a monstrous, wind-assisted 8.83-metres. Read More

Eye-popping 43.94 secs puts Bloomfield in esteemed company

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield had eyes popping when he dropped a spectacular 43.94 clocking while finishing second in the 400m at the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday — and just missed the national record by .01 second. Read More

Shelly delivers

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Jamaica's two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain brought the house down at the third staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix with impressive wins in the 100m at the National Stadium last night. Read More

Prize monies for INSPORTS Basic Schools Athletics Championships

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

EIGHTY-FIVE schools have so far entered the 18th staging of the 2018 Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Basic Schools Athletics Championships to be held June 13–15 at the National Stadium, starting at 9:00 am each day. Read More

Photo: SHE'S BACK!

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (centre) wins the women's 100m at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium last night, clocking a season's best 11.10 seconds. Also pictured (from left) are Briana Williams, who finished third, and American Jenna Prandini, who copped second. Read More

Kirani's back!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

Grenada's London 2012 Olympic 400m gold medallist Kirani James, who had been sidelined since last April, makes a welcome return to the track at the JN Racers Grand Prix, after revealing he was struck down by Graves disease. Read More

Three records fall on opening day of Western Primary

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Three records were broken on yesterday's first day of the 10th Western Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Read More

Third staging of JN Racers Grand Prix set to sizzle

Saturday, June, 9 2018    

The third staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix is set to produce some scintillating performances with the stars all promising outstanding displays, but more importantly, they all want to have fun inside the National Stadium. Read More

Russell wants to be 'perfect'

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion Janieve Russell is looking to make running at the Racers Grand Prix another milestone in her career. Read More

PHOTO: Generation next!

Saturday, June, 9 2018    

Athletes — (from left) Natoya Goule, Fred Kerley, Briana Williams, Noah Lyles, Danniel Thomas-Dodd, Yohan Blake, Kirani James, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo — pose during the JN Racers Grand Prix press briefing at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Read More



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