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20 Year Old Jamaican Junior 4x400 Record in Danger – Rusea’s Coach

The Jamaican women’s Under 20 4x400 metres relay record has stood for 20 years but Rodrick Myles, head coach of the Rusea’s School, says it could go this year. Coach Myles was convinced by compelling 400 metre races at last week’s Boys and Girls Championships that a 2021 national under 20 team could go as fast as 3 minutes and 26 seconds. 

Death of Legendary Half-miler, Olympian and former JAAA Executive Neville Myton, OD

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is extremely saddened by the passing of legendary half-miler, Olympian and former executive member Neville Myton.  Mr. Myton, who has been ailing for nearly a year, passed at 74 years old on May 19, 2021.

Sachin Sitting Pretty With Early World U20 Qualifying Mark

Sachin Dennis of STETHS distinguished himself last week at Boys and Girls Championships by achieving a rare trio of 100 metre wins. The 18 year-old speedster has another reason to smile. He came to Champs with the 100 metres qualifying time for the 2021 World Under 20 Championships already secured.

Athletes set to cash in at JOA/JAAA Olympic Destination Series

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA)/Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Olympic Destination Series will get going this Saturday with the first in the three-meet series starting at 8:15 am and ending at 10:45 am.

Jamaica Could Be Strong at 2021 World Juniors

If the performances at last week’s 2021 staging of the Boys and Girls Championships are anything to go by, Jamaica could have a great team for the upcoming World Under 20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. The 5-day national high school championships produced fine performances in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws inside Kingston’s National Stadium between May 11 and 15, with Tina Clayton, Shantae Foreman, Aalliyah Francis and Javier Brown doing high quality double duty.

Cancellation of Carifta Games 2021

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From: Keith Joseph, General Secretary, NACAC

To: Carifta Family Members

Subject: Cancellation of Carifta Games 2021

New Generation - Sprinter Ackeem Blake Is Learning

Newcomer Ackeem Blake topped the 200 metres at last Saturday's JAAA Qualification Series meet at the National Stadium with a personal best of 20.97 seconds on April 24. For his coaches at the Titans Track Club, it was a sign that their young charge was learning what it takes to be fast.

George Kerr Remembered

The late George Kerr has been remembered as a 'half-mile talent rarely seen'. The feats of Jamaica's 1960 Olympic 800 metres bronze medal winner were recounted on April 15 by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in a story about Kerr's NCAA winning performances at the University of Illinois.