Photo: Kingston College athlete Twayne Crooks is set to make his senior debut for Jamaica at the World Relays in the Bahamas this weekend
Nathon Allen of St. Jago High and Twayne Crooks of Kingston College are the two school boys named to represent Jamaica at second staging of the World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, to be held from the May 2 to May 3.
Kingston, Jamaica – The LIME Foundation continued its proud tradition of helping to send Jamaican athletes to the annual Penn Relays Classics in the USA, with a handover yesterday morning of $3.6 million to 24 teams.
As Jamaica’s prowess on the junior athletics stage continues its steady upward march, the Foundation has been stepping up its support over the years.
Photo: Holmwood Technical team captain and triple gold medalist Lisa Buchanan
With the curtains, now down on another thrilling and spectacular, staging (105th) of the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships, fans and track and field lovers the world over are still trying to catch their collective breaths after being witnesses to some very outstanding moments over the five days and 15 records set at Champs 2015.
Calabar is indeed in pole position after Day 4 of the 105th staging of the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships.
Boasting a 23 points lead and the calibre of athletes the defending champions have in finals on Day 5, one cannot fault those who believe its over.
Supporters of a rejuvenated Kingston College believe that they can steal the title on the last day having secured quality entries in many of the finals on the last day.
Calabar's two representatives are expected to finish in the top 3 or 4 in the Javelin Open
CHAMPS 2015- DAY TWO ROUND UP
Action pack 200m heats
It was a double take for defending girls champions Edwin Allen in the 200 Meter Dash Class 4, with Shanique Rowe (25.00) and Kevona Davis (25.08) top qualifiers for the finals. They were joined by one of the event favourites St. Jago's Joanne Reid (25.13), Mount Alvernia High pair of Soyinne Grenyion 25.16 secs and Shannakay Andrews (26.04). The final field is completed by Nattesha Palmer Holmwood Technical (25.82) and Dorian Nelson Excelsior High (26.04).
Photo: Omar McLeod won the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in a record time of 7.45s (University if Arkansas photo)
Outstanding Jamaican and Arkansas sophomore hurdler, Omar McLeod, created history on Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships when he broke Wisconsin’s Reggie Torian 18-year old collegiate record when he won the men’s 60 hurdles in a time of 7.45 seconds.
The defending champion finished well clear of second placed Texas Tech Chris Caldwell in 7.69.
The world fastest man, Usain Bolt, took to the track at the GC Foster Classics on Saturday as he participated in the 400m in the final event is the six-meet Digical Athletic Gran Prix Series. Bolt looked tired as he crossed the finishing line, winning his heat in a time of 46.38.
“I am very pleased with the run and it’s my first 400 Meter of the season and I hope I don’t have to run anymore," he laughed.
Photo: Vere pair of Sasha-Gaye White and Britnie Dixon will try to help their school win the Digicel Athletic Grand Prix title.
There is an end to all good things and the end of what has been regarded by many track and field fans as a great initiative taken by Digicel to pump some money into high school track and field 2015, through its Grand Prix Athletic Series, will see its final meet, the GC Foster Classics this Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Photo: Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College ran a super fast time of 45.41 in the Under-20 Boys 400m
The nation’s Junior athletes turned out at the National Stadium on March 7& 8, all in a bid to secure spots on the country's team to the 2015 Carifta Games, scheduled for St Kitts and Nevis, from April 4th to 6th.
Several Big names stars came face to face at the start line in what some regard as a dress rehearsal to Boys and Girls Championship 2015, which just a few day away.