Athletics

National Championships get under way today

The first combined Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National Championships in more than a decade will get under way today at the National Stadium with the first round of the men's 100m event. Read More

Kerron bows out
Jamaica's 2008 Olympic 100m silver medallist Kerron Stewart, who will be retiring at the end of season, described her career as “fulfilled” with “no regrets”.... Read More

UCT Steppas step away with Everyone's A Winner Top prizes
UCT Steppas Track Club swept most of the top awards at Sunday's staging of the Everyone's A Winner/Best Dressed Chicken 5K & 10K road races held at the Hope Botanical Gardens.... Read More

Sprinter Andre Ewers comes of age
FOLLOWING his breakout year, in which he became Jamaica's fastest man, Andre Ewers will skip the JAAA National Senior Championships this week with the view of exploding on the local scene next year in time for the World Championships in Qatar.... Read More

Torrington cop INSPORTS Basic Schools Athletics Championships

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Monday, June, 18 2018    

Defending champions Torrington Early Childhood Institute staved off their rivals to amass a combined team score of 122 points and retain their title at the 2018 Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Basic Schools Athletics Championships at National Stadium last Friday. The champions sealed the... Read More

PHOTO: Ellis does it!

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Former St Elizabeth Technical High School sprint star Nigel Ellis (left) led the way for central Jamaica athletes recently when he won the men's 200 metres at the JN Racers Grand Prix meet at National Stadium. Running in lane seven, Ellis won in 20.36 seconds ahead of Bryce Robinson of the USA... Read More

Dissecting the Nesta Carter guilty verdict

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Nesta Carter, along with teammates Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater, competed in the 4x100m relay at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and set a world record. Read More

Racers humbled by Grenada's vote of confidence

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

The third staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix has drawn praise from Caribbean neighbours Grenada, not just because of Kirani James' outstanding performance, but what it means for the region. Read More

Taylor aims for personal best against seniors

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Calabar standout athletes Christopher Taylor and Dejour Russell will be two of the athletes to watch at the combined National Junior and Senior Athletics Championships to be held at the National Stadium in Kingston June 21-24. Read More

Javon Francis looks to dip below 45 at Trials

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

After two difficult seasons, this one included, Javon Francis is looking to put the months of anguish behind him and go for a fast time at next week's National Athletics Championships. Read More

18th INSPORTS Basic Schools Athletics Championships under way

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

With no finals contested, the 18th staging of the three-day 2018 Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Basic Schools Athletics Championships remain wide open at the end of day one inside the National Stadium yesterday. Read More

Kirani James – a story of determination and triumph

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

In arguably the performance of the JN Racers Grand Prix, Kirani James of Grenada sped to a very fast 44.35 seconds to win the 400m in his first race over a year after recovering from Graves' disease. Read More

Shelly-Ann's statue now in Jamaica – Grange

Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Olivia Grange, minister of sport, announced yesterday that the statue to be erected in honour of Jamaica's leading female sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is now in the island. Read More

Thomas-Ricketts sets meet record 14.39m at Racers Grand Prix

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts could not resist the lure of performing in front of her home fans despite arriving in the island just hours before the JN Racers Grand Prix last Saturday. Read More

$10-million deal!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is back as title sponsors of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Senior and Junior Championships set for June 21-24, with a whopping $10-million deal. Read More



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