Athletics

Dacres wants to improve on last year's success

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

NATIONAL discus throw record holder Fedrick Dacres, eyeing the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, later this year, says he wants to build on the immense success he had in 2018. Read More

Jackson says coach Francis to determine her events

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

If Shericka Jackson knows which events she will be focusing on this season, she is not ready to say what they are yet, but it could be the 200m, the 400m, or both. Read More

Guardian Group Keep It Alive 5K Night Run to meet IAAF standards — Beckford

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

Race director Alan Beckford says best effort is being made to meet standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of athletics, for this year's staging of the Guardian Group Keep It Alive 5K Night Run in Kingston and... Read More

Sports court to rule Wednesday on landmark Semenya testosterone case

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will rule Wednesday on... Read More

Danielle Sloley blazes a trail for Immaculate at Penn Relays

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 29 2019    

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Seventeen-year-old Danielle Sloley wrote Immaculate Conception's name in the list of winners at the Penn Relays for the first time on Thursday's first day of the 125th staging at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, when she won the high school girls' shot put... Read More

PHOTO: Flowing to Penn Relays

Monday, April, 29 2019    

Representatives from Flow Foundation pose with a number of teams en route to the Penn Relays, at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay last Wednesday morning. Flow Foundation has continued their programme of assisting Jamaican high schools and colleges to attend the prestigious relay... Read More

Immaculate relishing best-ever Penn Relays

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Immaculate Conception High will remember the 2019 staging of the Penn Relays fondly as they had their best-ever results with two wins — Danielle Sloley in the high school girls' shot put on Thursday, and the 4x100m international relays on... Read More

Jamaican women cop 4x100m, 4x400m in cool 'Philly'

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Jamaica's senior women's 4x100m and 4x400m teams won their respective events in the USA vs The World on yesterday's final day of the 125th Penn Relays under bright blue skies, but cold conditions at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Read More

Making strides

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

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KC's Pinnock continues fantastic form to retain 'Penns' jump title

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Kingston College's (KC) Wayne Pinnock continued his brilliant winning ways in the long jump, winning back-to-back titles at the 125th Penn Relays Carnival that came to a close yesterday at Franklin Field in Philadelphia,... Read More

Photo:MAKING STRIDES

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

Calabar High's Evaldo Whitehorn glides home to victory in the boys 4x400m at the 125th Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, USA, yesterday. Calabar retained the title by clocking 3:12.66 minutes. Read More

Local chief delighted with Guyana maiden capture of regional games

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana has been named as hosts for the 50th edition of the CARIFTA Games in 2021, marking the first time in the the country's history that they will stage the region's premier junior track and field meet. Read More

Fraser-Pryce, Thompson headline Penn Relays teams

Saturday, April, 27 2019    

PHILADELPHIA, USA — The Jamaican senior teams will hope to improve on last year's single win in the 'US vs The World' relays during the 125th Penn Relays at Franklin Field on today's final day of the three-day event. Read More

Foote happy for Williams' Austin Sealy Award success

Saturday, April, 27 2019    

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Shaquena Foote is happy that her teammate Briana Williams won back-to-back Austin Sealy Award, as the outstanding athlete at last weekend's 48th Carifta Games, held in the Cayman Islands. Read More

Full flight

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, April, 26 2019    

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