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Photo: Athletes performing at the Tyser/Mills Classics last month at Calabar High school. 

 

 

 

 

The JC/Purewater/R. Danny Williams Track & Field Development Meet initially scheduled for this Saturday January 9th, has been postponed.

The event which usually serves as the opening development for the track and field season for many schools, had to be postponed after the organizers failed to secure the necessary governmental approval from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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Photo: Elaine Thompson-Herah barely broke a sweat to cruise home in 22.79s in rthe women's 200m while former STETHS stand-out, Junelle Bromfield was fourth in 24.33.

 

 

 

 

Heat three of the men’s 100m was the closest track event at the final staging of the Velocity Fest track and field series staged by the MVP Track Club on Saturday.

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Photo: Jamaican track and field legend Usain Bolt has tested positive for Covid-19

 

 

 

 

 

The sports world was thrown into a tailspin when it was disclosed that Jamaican track and field legend Usain Bolt tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.

Bolt revealed that he voluntarily did the test on Saturday, as part of preparations to leave Jamaica for work commitments.

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Photo: Danielle Williams won the Women's 100m at last year's staging of the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League Meeting in Brussels. (Getty Images)

Amidst the ongoing global pandemic caused by Civod-19, there are no immediate plans for cancellation of the annual AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League in Brussels, Belgium.

The meet is scheduled for September 4, 2020 and is set to be a reality in the already highly disrupted track and field calendar. There will however, be a major adjustment as spectators will not be allowed at this year's staging.

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Photo: World record holder Wade Van Niekerk has tested positive for the Covid-19 (Getty images)

While the track and field world, like many other sports, has been devastated by the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is causing globally, the South African Athletics fans were greeted with news that their own Wade Van Niekerk has tested positive for the virus.

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Photo: Elaine Thompson Herah ran a wind aided 10.73s to win the women's 100m at the final in the series of the Velocity Fest Trilogy last Saturday at the Ashenheim Stadium at Jamaica College.

 

 

 

President of the MVP Track and Field Club, Bruce James, is quite pleased with the effort his organization made in staging the track and field event called Velocity Fest Trilogy 2020 during the month of July.

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Photo: Ian Forbes, Chairman of the organizing committee for the Pure Water/JC Track & Field Development Meet

The 23rd staging of the Pure Water/JC Track & Field Development Meet is all set and ready to run off this Saturday, the 10 of January, 2016 on the grounds of the Old Hope Road based institution.

The meet over the years has attracted numerous talented athletes from some of the top high schools and clubs across the country and the organizers will hope this trend continues when the first proceedings get underway at 8:30 am.

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Photo: Vashon McCarthy in the "True Blue"

In the 2013 edition of the annual Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championship Vashon McCarthy brought glory his former school, Ascot High in winning the Boys Class 2 Shot Put title, becoming the first ever champs gold medalist in the event. The 2014 edition was never to be a repeat of such a feat, after the news broke that McCarthy was being barred from competing at the event by his school’s principal due to involvement with an external coach.

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