Jamaican high school athlete Javon Francis made history in the month of June when he clocked a personal best and junior world leading 45.24 seconds to finish second in the men’s 400m Jamaica’s National Senior Championships at Kingston’s National Stadium.
Louisiana State’s Natoya Goule made the qualifying standard for the 2013 IAAF Worl Championships in Athletics after posting a personal best 1:59.58 to win the women’s 800m at the Jamaica National Championships in Kingston on Saturday.
World record holder Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the men’s 100m at the Jamaica Senior Athletics Championships in Kingston on Friday evening. Bolt who posted 10.03 seconds in winning the first of the semi-finals pulled ahead mid-race to post 9.94 seconds for victory ahead of his Racer’s Track Club team mate Kemar Bailey-Cole in 9.98 seconds and Nickel Ashmeade in 9.99 seconds.
Several Jamaican athletes were in the winner’s circle at the NCAA Division One Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Natoya Goule prepared for the country’s national championships at the end of the month by winning the women’s 800m outdoor Goule became the first Louisiana State University Lady Tiger to win both indoor and outdoor titles after capturing the event in a personal best 2:00.06 – the fourth fastest time in LSU history.
Michael O'Hara of Calabar continued his brilliant season by setting a world youth leading times in taking the double sprint titles at Jamaica's national junior championships on the weekend.
With the national senior championships two weeks away Jamaican athletes will be on double duty this weekend at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in the USA as they aim for both national college titles and as well as to make the qualifying standards for this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment clocked a new Jamaican record 13.05 seconds to win the men’s 110m hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.
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The USA's Tyson Gay signalled a return to form with a world leading 9.86 seconds to win the men's 100m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet at Kingston's National Stadium on Saturday.
1. Veronica Campbell-Brown Jamaica 11.01 2. Kelly-Ann Baptiste Trinidad and Tobago 11.06 3. Carrie Russell Jamaica 11.08 4. Muriel Ahoure Cote d'Ivoire 11.11 5 Allyson Felix USA 11.13
PHILADELPHIA, USA — Calabar High School's Jevon Francis was named the Penn Relays High School Boy Athlete for Relay Events after his amazing 44.9 seconds anchor to secure his team's win of the Championships of Americas 4x400m relays at Frankl ... (via Jamaica Observer)
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Double world record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has been forced to withdraw from this Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational (JII) at the National Stadium after a setback in training over t ... (via Jamaica Observer)
Twenty-six Jamaican high schools and four colleges will be competing at this month’s 119th Pennsylvania Relay Carnival from April 25-27 at the Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A record-setting Vere Technical relay team will be honoured at the Penn Relay Carnival which begins on April 25. The Clarendon-based institution’s 2004 4x100m team will be added to the Carnival’s Wall-of-Fame for clo ... (via Jamaica Observer)
GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — AFTER their best season ever, Green Island High is setting their sights on a maiden trip to the 119th Penn Relays carnival set for April 24-27, at Franklin Fieldon the University at Pennsylvania in Philade ... (via Jamaica Observer)
ST Elizabeth Technical's Jauavney James was one of four double individual gold medalists, as Jamaica cruised to a 29th-straight hold on the CARIFTA Games track and field championships held at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bah ... (via Jamaica Observer)
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown will run at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York on May 25 after early season performances left her with mixed feelings. “I started my outdoor season running a 400m in March,” C ... (via Jamaica Observer)
The Business of Sport International Conference, scheduled for May 2 and 3 at the Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, Jamaica, will host Marion Jones in a plenary session entitled 'Paradise Gained, Lost and Redeemed' in which the former American sprinter wi ... (via Jamaica Observer)
Prime Minister and Minister of Sport Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated the Jamaican team on its outstanding performances at the just concluded Carifta Games in The Bahamas. The team's performance was outstanding and spectacular, said Simpson ... (via Jamaica Observer)
IN chilly conditions at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium last night, the jam-packed crowd, which included thousands of cheering Jamaican fans waving their green, gold and black flags, witnessed some awesome running in the 200 metres... (via jamaica-gleaner.com)
A small cloud hung over the final medal count as the 42nd CARIFTA Games at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas, closed last night in what should have been fireworks by the Jamaican team. Javon Francis ran a brilliantly timed anchor le ... (via Jamaica Observer)
Jamaica ended the penultimate day on a high by winning three of the four sprint relays. (via Jamaica Gleaner)
The changes are set to come into effect by the next edition scheduled for the French Island of Martinique. (via Jamaica Gleaner)
NASSAU, Bahamas:AT press time last night, Jamaica continued to rack up the medals at the Carifta Games; five coming in the intermediate hurdles with gold medals from Omar McLeod and Kimone Green helping the country's... (via jamaica-gleaner.com)
Jamaican athletes will be hoping to end their sojourn at the Games on a high as the action continues this afternoon. (via Jamaica Gleaner)
WHEN Jamaica's athletes compete at the 2013 Carifta Games this weekend, six individuals will be hoping to defend their titles successfully following victories a year ago.Sprinter Jazeel Murphy, hurdler Omar McLeod, pole... (via jamaica-gleaner.com)
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chanice Porter's outdoor debut at the University of Georgia has been pushed back to about mid-April as she rests an injured ankle. The IAAF World Youth Championships long jump gold medallist and high jump bronze medal ... (via Jamaica Observer)
MONTEGO BAY, St James — David Riley, head coach of the Jamaican team that was named yesterday to take part in next weekend's 41st staging of the CARIFTA Championships in The Bahamas, says he is happy with the 70-member squad he has been hande ... (via Jamaica Observer)