Photo: Akeem Bloomfield - "Puma is a wonderful company and I am really looking forward to a long lasting relationship with them.”
Akeem Bloomfield became the latest top rated Jamaican track athlete to sign a professional contract with leading sports brand Puma. The Auburn student athlete decided to forgo the rest of his athletic scholarship to turn professional after what was a sparkling season at the collegiate level for him.
Photo: GC Foster College athlete Demish Gaye winning the 400m at the Intercollegiate Athletics Championships in April.
Jamaican track and field fans are set to witness a vintage season for men’s one-lap sprinting and with this event garnering much media interest, it will be one intense show piece at this weekend's National Senior Championships.
Photo: Nigel Ellis secured the 200m final in 20.72 seconds ahead of Kingston College’s Akeem Bloomfield 21.06 seconds and a fast finishing Hujaye Cornwall, also of STETHS in 21.30 seconds.
St Elizabeth Technical High School sprinter Nigel Ellis preliminary round disqualification in the blue ribbon 100m event along with a host of wind affected performances on the track headlined Saturday’s first day of the Jamaica Athletics Association (JAAA) Junior Athletics Championships.
Photo: Kingston College’s top athlete, Akeem Bloomfield, who executed a decent 200m race secured victory in a creditable 20.66 seconds.
With less than two months to the National Senior Trials, where athletes will vie for a chance to represent Jamaica at this Summer Olympics in Rio, several of the country’s young established and potential stars showed signs of readiness to rumble with the veterans inside the National Stadium in Kingston with eye-catching performances at the weekend.
Photo: Sanya Richards-Ross celebrates with members of the Kingston College track and field team at the Penn Relays
The giants of North Street, Kingston College and St Jago High from Monk Street in Spanish Town, were left celebrating historic victories inside the Franklin Field Stadium on day three of the 122th staging of the Penn Relays on Saturday, while Jamaica College pulled off a massive upset to stun favourites Calabar High in the High School Boys 4x400m, as the curtains came down on yet another fantastic staging of the prestigious relays.
Photo: Yardie Sports Senior Athletics writer - Oshae Hudson
As I sat inside the National Stadium, watching as jubilant supporters streamed into the facility on Saturday afternoon, something said to me, it was definitely looking to be a day we will always remember. Drenched in sunshine, there was the mire of supporting colours, noise and excitement. A mega race to the line for Champs 2016 was waiting to unfold— it just didn't get any better. Truly it didn't.
Actions heat up on the third day of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship with five scheduled finals and qualifying in the 100 meters and 1500 meters for all classes.
All the athletes are listed and expected to grace the track in the highly anticipated Class One Boys 100m.
Jhevaughn Matherson is listed for heat three lane 4, Nigel Ellis from St Elizabeth Technical will run out of heat one, lane 4 and St Jago High Raheem Chambers is listed for heat three, lane 4.
Photo: Christopher Taylor of Calabar High storms away from the field in heat one the Class 2 Boys 400m on his way to breaking the record and setting a new mark of 46.33s.
While there were no points on offer on day one of the 106th staging of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Track and Field Championships inside the National Stadium on Tuesday, the fans were still treated to some good performances from the athletes on show as the first record of the five day meet was broken in the Class Two Boys 400m.
Photo: Kingston College 400m Class One record holder Akeem Bloomfield
As Champs 2016 creeps onto the horizon, Akeem Bloomfield carries his own international ambitions close to his heart.
Yardie Sports caught up with the standout junior athlete as he watched his teammates in action, from the stands, at the recently held Youngsters Goldsmith Meet.
When quizzed about his expectations of the ongoing season, Bloomfield indicated that he is thinking big this season.