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World champion Tajay Gayle coy on Olympic goals

Long jump World Champion Tajay Gayle got his new season off to a flying start with a win at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification Trials at National Stadium last Saturday. Read More

Race meets deemed a success from organisational standpoint
First vice-president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Ian Forbes was a busy man on Saturday as he traversed four of the six venues where the first in the series of the JAAA Qualification Trials took place.... Read More

JAAA boss Gayle buoyed by 'successful' staging of weekend meets
TRACK and field competitions, which restarted last weekend, will continue this coming weekend with four more meets, the Jamaica Observer has learnt, despite the tightening of COVID-19 protocols by the Government.... Read More

Colley sets 800m meet record at Summit League Conference indoor champs
Ackeen Colley's meet record in the men's 800m final on Sunday's second day of the Summit League Conference indoor track and field championships at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota, highlighted five individual wins by Jamaicans at four 'mid-major'...... Read More

Veteran Nesta Carter welcomes track and field's return

Wednesday, March, 3 2021    

After a full year without international competition and six months without any form of competition at all, Nesta Carter was happy to be back doing what he loves, when he ran at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification Trials at National... Read More

'I'm not worried,' says Blake after lukewarm season opener

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

JAMAICA'S track and field season officially opened on Saturday with the first in the series of meets being staged by the sports governing body — the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification Trials. Read More

Ackera Nugent eyes Olympic Games spot

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer writer | Monday, March, 1 2021    

It might sound far-fetched but promising Jamaican sprint hurdler Ackera Nugent is quietly eyeing an Olympic Games spot after turning in another impressive run at the Big 12 indoor championships in Texas last Friday. Read More

'It was a great feeling!'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 28 2021    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Michael Dyke, coach of the reigning national champions Edwin Allen High girls, said he was pleased with what he saw from his charges as they returned to track and field competition yesterday for the first time in almost a year at the Jamaica Athletics... Read More

Jamaicans win seven titles at 'Power Five' indoor championships

Sunday, February, 28 2021    

Jamaican athletes won an impressive seven titles in US "Power Five" college indoor championships up to press time on yesterday's final day of the respective championships. Read More

Back in action

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Sunday, February, 28 2021    

Jamaica's senior track and field athletes were happy to be back in action as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification Trials got underway at the National Stadium yesterday. Read More

2 J'cans to miss US college conference champs after exposure to COVID-19 case

Saturday, February, 27 2021    

At least two Jamaicans will miss their US college conference championships this weekend as they have been ordered to self-isolate after they were exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

'Eager, excited coaches and athletes' expected at today's STETHS meet

Saturday, February, 27 2021    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Reynaldo Walcott, meet director for the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Trials to be held at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) says he is expecting “eager and excited coaches and athletes” at today's restart of... Read More

Multiple successes for Jamaicans at SWAC in Birmingham

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 27 2021    

Jamaican thrower Cesar Kemp and middle distance runner Michaela Lewis of Alabama State University retained their men's shot put and women's 800m titles, as Danniel Bailey of the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff won the men's weight throw and Duvaire Wauchope of Alabama State won the men's 800m... Read More

J'cans Reid, Allen boost chances ahead of NJCAA championships

Friday, February, 26 2021    

Jamaican athletes Shevoie Reid and Anna-Kay Allen of South Plains Junior College in Texas boosted their chances of doing well at next month's National Junior College Athletics Association's (NJCAA) national championships with good performances at a meet hosted at their school on... Read More

Senior athletes to strut stuff at National Stadium this weekend

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Friday, February, 26 2021    

Jamaica's senior athletes will get a chance to grace the newly laid track at National Stadium this weekend, as track and field returns to the island after the Government finally granted permission for the return of the sport on Tuesday. Read More


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