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Champs 2016

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ISSA President Dr. Walton Small,ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship,Champs 2016,Flying Fridays,

Photo: ISSA President and Wolmers Boys' Headmaster Dr. Walton Small is urging patrons to come out to 'Flying Friday' at Champs.







If you are planning on only attending the final day for the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship this year, you might just be missing out on a Friday feast of mouth-watering sprinting match ups.

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Alfred Francis,Champs 2016,Puma,Kingston College,Calabar High,Wolmers,


Photo: Puma representative in Jamaica, Alfred 'Frano' Francis, displays the Bolt Evo Disc Laceless Spike, at the launch of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Track an Field Championships at the Spanish Court Hotel last week.





Addressing the launch of the 106th staging of the annual ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the Spanish Court Hotel last week,Puma Jamaica Representative Mr Alfred 'Frano' Francis revealed that Champs will be graced by the new, laceless Puma running spikes.

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Dr. Warren Blake,Champs 2016,Puma,Grace Kennedy Limited,


Photo: Michael Ohara was at the centre of the ambush marketing fiasco at Champs 2015. ISSA insists that they will be taking legal action against any company found guilty of similar attemps to violate terms and agrrements involved in sponsorship of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Track and Field Championships which begin on March 15th.





 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0
 Zinedine Russell,Alpha Academy,Champs 2016,Ayesha Champagnie,

Photo: Zinedine Russell of Alpha Academy is hunting the Heptathlon Gold in her final year of Champs.

Even in her last race to complete the Heptathlon event last year, Zinedine Russell was determined to close the gap on eventual Champion Ayesha Champagnie, of St Andrews Technical High School (STATHS). Despite making her school (Alpha Academy) proud in picking up the silver medal at the Inter Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, Russell is still yearning to go one better in 2016.

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Tyreke Wilson,Calabar High,Champs 2016, Kingston College,

Photo: Calabar High Class Two sprinter Tyreke Wilson is hunting to gold medals at Champs 2016.

Calabar High school sprinter Tyreke Wilson is working overtime to convert the two silver medals he won at the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship in 2015, to two gold medals in 2016.

Faced with the same opposition that relegated him to two runner up spots last year, teammates, Class Two 100m champion Dejour Russell and 200m champion Christopher Taylor, he is still positive that his fortunes will change when the championships get underway in a few weeks.

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Akeem Bloomfield,Kingston College,Champs 2016,

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.

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Dejour Russell,Calabar High,Champs 2016,Youngsters Goldsmith Classics,

Photo: Calabar High’s Dejour Russell flying over the hurdles at the Youngster Goldsmith Classics recently.

The reigning Class Two 100m and 100m hurdles champion Calabar High’s Dejour Russell has become one of the most recognizable figures among the current crop of Junior athletes.

Thus has come as a result of his stunning accomplishments at the ISSA Boys and Girls Championship in 2015.

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Champs 2016.Casheena Chen,Wolmers Girls,Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet ,

Photo: Casheena Chen of Wolmers Girls wins her heat of the Class Two Girls 100m hurdles at the Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet. Chen was also the overall winner for the 200m

On an almost completely overcast day of action at the Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet held last Thursday at the UWI/Usain Bolt Stadium, the athletes gave some performances to warm the hearts of fan and supporters looking on, with several new meeting records on the track and in the field.

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 Obrien Wasome,Jamaica College,Jordon Roberts,Champs 2016,Campion College,

Photo: Obrien Wasome will play a major role for Jamaica College in their quest to win Champs 2016.

Jamaica College’s Obrien Wasome is a man who seemingly has everything he wanted at the 2015 ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships, but the Long Jumper and Triple Jumper admits he won’t be content until he has his hands on another double title – something he hopes to achieve in 2016. He leapt 7.71m and 16.24m to win the long Jump and Triple Jump respectively in 2015.