Athletics

JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships starts today

Friday, May, 24 2019    

Day one of the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships gets underway today at the National Stadium when over 1,000 promising student/athletes from across the 14 parishes showcase their talents in track and field. Read More

Four Jamaicans enter NCAA Div 1 athletics regionals as leaders

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Four Jamaicans will will enter today's start of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division One track and field regionals at University of North Florida and Sacramento State University in California, as leaders in the country as athletes seek to qualify... Read More

Blake, American Harrison confirmed for Racers Adidas Grand Prix

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

Jamaica's 100m World champion Yohan Blake and American 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison have both put pen to paper and have been confirmed for the Racers Adidas Grand Prix set for Saturday, June 8, at the National Stadium. Read More

All set for JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships on Friday and Saturday

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

With over 1,000 student athletes set to participate, stakeholders of the 36th annual Jamaica Teachers' Association/Sagicor National Athletics Championships are anticipating class-act performances from the island's children. Read More

Jamaica to host 3rd Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships

Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

A total of 29 Caribbean and Latin America countries are set to feature at the third annual Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships to be hosted here in August. Read More

From difficulties to excellence, Immaculate on right path at Champs

By Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

Immaculate Conception's return to the upper echelon of high school athletics is a call to take note for all who might have forgotten the value of hard work and application. Read More

World champ Gatlin edges Kiryu to win 100m in Osaka

Monday, May, 20 2019    

OSAKA, Japan (AFP) — Justin Gatlin pipped Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu to win the men's 100 metres as fellow American Michael Norman fired a World Championship warning with a superb 200m at the Golden Grand Prix in Osaka yesterday. Read More

Emotional McLeod, Gayle win in Shanghai

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

SHANGHAI, China — Jamaicans Omar McLeod and Tajay Gayle won their respective events, while sprint champion Elaine Thompson had to settle for bronze at the IAAF Diamond League here yesterday. Read More

Hydel Prep make strong start to defence of title

Friday, May, 17 2019    

Hydel Prep made a strong start to their defence of the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA)/Little Caesars Pizza National Athletic Championships title on yesterday's first day at the National Stadium. Read More

'Consistency is key'

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 17 2019    

After clocking a brisk personal best 9.91 seconds on his way to victory at last year's Racers Grand Prix, Zharnel Hughes has his sights set on a successful title defence and possibly an even faster time at this year's fourth edition. Read More

No Semenya at Stockholm Diamond League after gender ruling

Friday, May, 17 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) – Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who lost her appeal over a controversial gender ruling, will not race at this month's Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, the organisers told AFP yesterday. Read More

Hydel looking to extend winning streak at JISA Prep Champs

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

Thirteen-time defending champions Hydel Prep will look to maintain their stranglehold on the JISA/Little Caesars Pizza National Athletics Championships which begins today inside National Stadium. Read More

Sprint superstar Bolt jumps into Paris scooter mania

Thursday, May, 16 2019    

Paris, France (AFP) — His ambition for a career as a footballer may not have worked out but retired sprint superstar Usain Bolt announced yesterday an unlikely new outlet for his energies — the Paris scooter market. Read More

St John's take lead at INSPORTS Central Primary Champs

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 15 2019    

ST JOHN'S Primary have taken the lead after 12 finals with 74 points combined at the 2019 Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Central Region Primary Schools' Track and Field Championships Zone Two, at the end of the second of three days at G C Foster College... Read More

Halsall-Peart is Run Ambassador for Food For The Poor 5K

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 15 2019    

Having won several marathon medals over the years, Stacey Halsall-Peart is accustomed to achieving things.But being named Run Ambassador for Food for the Poor then witnessing first-hand the joy of a beneficiary, made her emotional. Read More



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