The Jamaican high school development track season began on January 4, 2014 with the Jamaica College/Pure Water Invitational Meet at the school's campus on Old Hope Road in Kingston.
Jamaica Track & Field and Cross Country News
JAMAICA’s Gregory McKenzie and Finland’s Elina Junnila won the 2013 Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica on Saturday, December 7.
HE may be the second best athlete in the world over 200m but now the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships silver medallist Warren Weir looks set to return to the event which made him a star during his Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys’ Championships days at Calabar High School in Jamaica.
THE top Jamaican male and female athletes from the 2013 Reggae Marathon in Negril, Westmoreland on Saturday, December 7 will represent the island at the Venezuelan Marathon in Caracas on February 23, 2014.
Kemoy Campbell falters places 46th in NCAA D1 XC 2013
Kemoy Campbell interviews before the big race by flotrack:
Wolmer’s Boys School last won the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Boys’ Championship title in 2010 after more than half a century in the wilderness, and since then there has been a lot of humour surrounding their ability to win another title for another 54 years.
Kemoy Campbell picked for 2nd place at NCAA Div1 XC Championships; NCAA D1 South Central Regional November 15, 2013 in Waco, TX Men 10,000 Meter Run - Kemoy Campbell (University of Arkansas) 29:41.30 SB;
Excelsior High’s track team captain Maurice Harrison says going one better than the silver medal he won in the decathlon at the 2013 Inter-Secondary School Boys & Girls Athletic Championships is his aim for the upcoming season.
Kemoy Campbell earns 2nd at NCAA Div I Regionals The No. 9 Razorback men's cross country team won the NCAA South Central Region team title Friday in Waco. Campbell rolls finishes 2nd.(via ArkansasRazorbacks.com)
Defending Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) boys champions Calabar High School are already in prep mode to defend the title they have won for the last two years. Team coach Michael Clarke told MilesplitJa.com that while the team won in 2012 and 2013, the work began a long time ago.
IF there is one name that has stood out at Kingston College over the last two seasons then it would be that of sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson.
AFTER four years in the wilderness, Kingston College will be looking to improve their fortunes at the 2014 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys & Girls Athletic Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Razorbacks took the top three spots in the race as Arkansas scored 31 points for the team championship (via ArkansasRazorbacks.com)
WORLD and Olympic Games 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has issued a challenge to the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) that they are welcome to come to Jamaica and examine its testing procedures at any time.
VCB Beats Rap, Next IAAF
Danielle James has had some real success in the year since she has joined the Mavis Bank Track Club.
Wolmer’s Girls School student Shauna Helps has proven it is possible to do well on the track and in the classroom .
Kemar Leslie believes that age is no deterrent to achieving one’s goals and at 25-years-old he hopes to make it on the international stage as a long-distance runner.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt continued their winning ways at the Weltklasse Zurich IAAF Diamond League meet in Switzerland on August 29. Meanwhile, another Jamaican woman used that venue to dip under 11 seconds in the 100m dash for the first time.
Long distance running is not something Jamaicans are known for but within the last year the Mavis Bank Track Club has been producing some fine middle and long distance runners.
Javon Francis is the name which, will for most Jamaicans, standout at the recent IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia.
Jamaica finished first and second in the men’s 200m race at the Moscow World Championships yesterday. For the third time in as many Championships, Usain Bolt struck gold in the event.
Jamaica closed out the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow today with gold medals in the men’s and women’s sprint relays and a Championship record for the women.
The 2013 World 100m gold medalist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, grabbed another medal, the first of two for Jamaica today, the seventh day of competition at the Moscow IAAF World Championships.
He has a Jamaican girlfriend, he loves Jamaican food and music so why is TCI’s Delano Williams now a part of Team GB? Our Kingston reporter Dania Bogle finds out that Jamaicans wish him well. (via www.caribbeanintelligence.com)
Jamaica’s 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defied a slight pain she felt after her semi-final run and stormed to a world leading 10.71secs for victory over a strong field at the Moscow, Russia World Championships yesterday.
The sprint double world record holder defeated the challenge by USA’s Justin Gatlin, who got out ahead of him, to regain the title in a modest-by-Bolt’s-standard 9.77secs (-0.3).
Devon Grant has had real tangible success as a coach since the Mavis Bank Track Club was formed just over a year ago.
Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Warren Weir and Racers Track Club of Jamaica all turned in fine performances at the two-day London Diamond League meet this past Friday and Saturday.