Michelle Freeman - from sub 13 to World Record

Michelle Freeman was already on her way to becoming Jamaica's first great female sprint hurdler when she settled into the blocks for the heats of the 55 metres event at the 1992 South Eastern Conference (SEC) Indoor Championships on February 22.  7.34 seconds later, and Freeman had joined the ranks of world record holders.

Congratulations – Victor Thomas

Congratulations to Lincoln University’s track & field head coach Victor ‘Poppy’ Thomas, a 14-time NCAA Division II Champion on his nomination to be inducted in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on February 25, 2021.

Thomas has been named Coach of the Year, 10 times by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and was the 2004 Heartland Conference Coach of the Year. 

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) salutes you.

Condolences - Nicholas Neufville

Condolences - Nicholas Neufville

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) extends heartfelt condolences to the family, his alma mater Calabar and friends of Coach Nicholas Neufville.

Coach Neufville was a promising young coach who specialized in the horizontal jumps and a member of the Legacy Athletics Ltd.

May his soul rest in peace.

Jamalco Track Club Approaches 30th Anniversary

The Jamalco Track Club is approaching its 30th anniversary and the milestone has club founder Dennis May looking back with pride. 

"November 21, 1991 is when we started the track club with 4 members", he recalled. 

Tribute to Alphonso Les Laing


On the morning of Sunday, February 7, 2021 Alphonso “Les” Laing passed away peacefully in his sleep.  The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) offers condolence to the Laing family and to the wider track and field fraternity.

High Hopes for our Hurdlers

Jamaica has learnt to count on its hurdlers for medals on the global stage. The expectations are similar as the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics approach, with reigning 110 metre hurdles champion Omar McLeod leading the way. In fact, with McLeod and 2015 World 100 metre hurdles champion Danielle Williams in the mix, gold medals are not out of the question.

Team Manual - Competitions during COVID-19

With the imminent Return to Activity for sports in Jamaica, the JAAA has designed this document, in collaboration with the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA), for Teams to use as a manual when participating in a Track and Field Meeting in Jamaica. These are the established Protocols influenced by the Ministry of Health & Wellness.

Condolence to Coach Lloyd Cowan, MBE

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) family wishes to extend our sincere condolence and

sympathy to the family & friends of Coach Lloyd Cowan, MBE on his passing. He will always be remembered

for his generosity of spirit, calm & friendly persona.