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Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

NO CO-EDUCATIONAL institution has won the Manning Cup since 2006. Though the history of the urban schools’ football competition shows such victories are possible, those wins have been few and far between recently. The Cup has gone to a co-ed school...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Titans Track Club went to Eugene, Oregon for this year’s World Athletics Championships, with Yohan Blake and Ackeem Blake being two of the nation’s three entries in the men’s 100 metres. The return of mere semi-final finishes for both was...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IF JAMAICA College (JC) wins the Manning Cup and Olivier Shield high school football competitions this year, the school will relive the accomplishment of its undefeated 1962 squad. For Norman McDonald, the left back on the 1962 team, the double...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

TITANS TRACK Club head coach Gregory Little wants to rebuild Jamaica men’s sprinting in partnership with his friend Michael Frater. Their new project will be the continued development of Olympic relay gold medallist Briana Williams. Little believes...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaican Aiko Jones doing her part to steady the ship when needed, the University of Louisville rolled past two conference rivals last weekend. Jones served with deadly intent and blocked with purpose as Louisville swept both the University of...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Tobi Amusan of Nigeria; the Jamaicans, Rasheed Broadbell and Janieve Russell; and Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands have two things in common; all four were winners in hurdling events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and all...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Semifinalists last year, the University of Louisville are poised to make another deep run through the NCAA Volleyball women’s championships. Jamaica’s Aiko Jones is part of a stable core of senior players who have given coach Dani Busboom Kelly...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

It isn’t out of the question that 110 metres hurdlers in black, green and gold could occupy two spots on the podium in Budapest, Hungary, at next year’s World Athletics Championships. So says the dean of Jamaican sprint hurdlers Maurice Wignall....

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a long break enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic, volleyball made a step back toward normalcy with the reintroduction of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National Championship earlier this year. The next step in the sport’s...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Excelsior High School has geared its football programme not just to add to its tally of seven Manning Cup titles, but also to equip its players to play for Jamaica and to win scholarships. That’s the word from the school’s head coach, Xavier...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The headlines will rightly point to World Under-20 champion Kerrica Hill as the next great Jamaican 100 metres hurdler. However, her former Hydel High School teammate Oneka Wilson has a bright future ahead of her too, and she has taken her talents...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S ADELLE Tracey isn’t a pacemaker by trade, but almost led Faith Kipyegon to a world record in Monaco last month. The fabulous Kenyan may have another crack at the record – three minutes, 50.07 seconds – this week at the Diamond League...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THE CLOSER we get to the end of the athletics season, the less talk there is about world records. At the Brussels Diamond League meet last week and Continental Tour meets in Padova and Berlin last Sunday, you could see the tired legs. Expectant ‘...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Elaine Thompson Herah sees the schedule for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, she’s bound to smile. That’s because World Athletics, the global governing body of track and field, is returning to the sprint schedule...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Long ago, I dreamt of a time when Jamaicans would win the women’s and men’s 100 metres at the Olympics. Thankfully, that dream came true in 2008 when the incomparable Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sped to victory in Beijing’s magnificent...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Rasheed Broadbell beat two-time world 100 metres hurdles champion Grant Holloway in Lausanne, Switzerland, last week, he did more than just set a personal best with his winning time of 12.99 seconds. He joined Olympic gold medallists Omar...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Even before a leg discomfort forced her out of the 100 metres at last week’s Lausanne Diamond League meet, five-time World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was looking into the future. In the short term, the little speed merchant is eagerly waiting...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S TROUBLE-free run at last week’s NACAC Open Championships had one blot. On the last of three glorious days in Freeport, Bahamas, an untimely injury threatened to topple the team’s medal hopes in the men’s 4x400-metre relay. Lead-off runner...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Andrew Hudson crossed the line the victor over 200 metres at last weekend’s North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships in the Bahamas, his time of 19.87 seconds provided evidence that he would have been a factor at the...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WHEN THE women’s 400-metre hurdles is called to order at tomorrow’s Lausanne Diamond League meet, one big name will be missing. It’s American Sydney McLaughlin, winner of the gold medal at the World Championships in the world-record time of 50.68...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

FOR 400-metre hurdler Shiann Salmon, the 2022 season is like a glass half-full. On one hand, Salmon was overjoyed to finish with a win at last week’s NACAC Open Championships in Freeport, Bahamas. On the other hand, she believes she needs more...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With six gold, nine silver and nine bronze, Jamaica won its largest haul of medals at last weekend’s North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Open Championships in Freeport, Bahamas. Team leader Dennis May said his 37-member team of...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Traves Smikle is grateful for the consistency that has governed his 2022 discus season. However, he knows he must improve if he is to fulfil his ambition to win a medal at next year’s World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary or the 2024...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Until 1983, top track and field athletes almost always went to the Commonwealth Games and Pan-American Games. Short of the Olympic Games, those multisport competitions were as major as can be and the Olympics crowned de facto world champions. Then...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

British sprinters with ties to Jamaica went one-two in the 200 metres at the European Championships in Munich, Germany, yesterday. For the winner, Zharnel Hughes, the victory probably made 2022 a successful season. Hughes, who trains in Jamaica as...

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