JAAA names teams to the 2020 Olympic Games & NACAC U18 & U23 Champs

The JAAA has named the members of the teams to the 2020 Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan & NACAC U18 & U23 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica.  The events are scheduled for July 30 - August 08 & July 9 - 11, respectively.

National Champs Upgrades All-Time Performance List

Last week's National Senior Championships produced several revisions to the Jamaican all-time performance list, with Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Stephenie McPherson, Jaheel Hyde and Damion Thomas the prime movers. Converted from the 400 metres, Jackson put her pen to the list twice with sensational times in the 100 and 200 metres. 

Patient Development the Key for Hurdlers Anderson and Nugent

Fast young 100 metre hurdlers Britany Anderson and Ackera Nugent are reaping the benefits of patient development. So says David Riley, head of the Excelsior High School Track and Field programme that guided Nugent to a World Under 18 record. 

Burnett Inspired By Bolt

After a fine US College season, Davonte Burnett is here in the land of his father's birth to compete at this week's National Senior Championships. The incomparable Usain Bolt is Burnett's inspiration and he will be racing to follow in the great man's footsteps. 

Hurdles & Field Events Lead the Way For Jamaica at NCAA

Runner-up finishes for Roje Stona and Lamara Distin secured top billing for Jamaicans at last week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships at Eugene, Oregon. Stona, now at Clemson University, and Distin, who represents Texas A&M University both produced personal best marks to win silver medals in the discus and the high jump respectively. Podium finishes were also earned by hurdlers Phillip Lemonious, Ackera Nugent, Andrenette Knight and long jumper Carey McLeod.

Patience Rewarded For Shelly-Ann – 10.63!

A dream came true for Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce at last Saturday’s JOA/JAAA Olympic Destiny Meet inside the National Stadium. The 4-time World 100 metres champion rocketed from the blocks, drove smoothly to top speed and finished in 10.63 seconds – an improvement on the national record she set in 2012. More than that, the brilliant run made her the second fastest woman of all time.

33 Jamaicans Qualify for NCAA Outdoor Champs

When the University of Oregon opens the door to its newly refurbished Hayward Field Stadium for the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships June 9-12, 33 Jamaicans will rush in. The group of 17 men and 16 women will be led by sprinter Kemba Nelson, a student at Oregon, who will seek to duplicate her surprise NCAA Indoor win on ‘home soil’.

Knight Adds to Jamaica’s Strong 400 Hurdles Crew

With three finalists from the last Olympics, the Commonwealth champion, the CAC champion and the last two World Championships bronze medallists, Jamaica is blessed with quality in the women’s 400 metre hurdles. Yet, Andrenette Knight looks set to join this strong crew following her recent win at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships in Raleigh North Carolina on May 14. Running for the University of Virginia, Knight rode her tally of 2021 personal bests to three with a smart run of 55.75 seconds to win the gold medal.