News

Postponed: 2020 Ted Dwyer Classics

Dear Participant,
 
The Ministry of Health and Wellness advised us today (Jan 7th) that they are unable at this time to issue a permit for the successful staging of the 4th Ted Dwyer Classics hosted by EXED Community College, which was planned for this Saturday, Jan 9th. 

Postponed: 2020 JC/PureWater/R Danny Williams Meet

The Jamaica College Sports Development Committee wishes to advise that the 28th staging of

the JC/Purewater/R Danny Williams Track & Field Development Meet initially scheduled

for January 9, 2021 has been POSTPONED due to  non-approval by the Ministry Of Health at

this time.

2020 Calendar Conference: Athletics in a Pandemic

Presentations from the 2020 JAAA Calendar Conference: Athletics in a Pandemic

Presentations

Believe In Yourself, Jumper - Chelsea Hammond

Chanice Porter and Tissanna Hickling can be medal contenders at the Olympics and the World Championships if they are consistent and if they believe in themselves. That's the recipe for success outlined by 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Chelsea Hammond. 

World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed

It is with regret that we have agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing (19-21 March 2021) to postpone the event to March 2023.

Inspired by McKenley

For the first time ever, a Jamaican is the head track and field coach at Georgetown University. The new director of track and field and cross country is former Calabar High School athlete Alton McKenzie, whose association with Georgetown goes back to 1989. McKenzie is humbled by the appointment and says he owes much to a trio of coaching giants. Among them is Olympic gold medallist Herb McKenley.

Well Done, Elaine!

A fine season by Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah has gotten the acclaim it deserves, with her selection to the top five nominees for the prestigious Female World Athlete of the Year. With four wind legal sub-11 clockings for the 100 metres in 2020, Thompson-Herah reached two other important landmarks as she tuned up for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. 

Garth Gayle elected President of the JAAA

Garth Gayle is the new president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), after defeating Jamaican sprinting great Donald Quarrie 236 to 28 at the body's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the National Arena on Saturday, November 28, 2020.  Gayle, who served as Honorary Secretary for the past 20 years, replaces Dr Warren Blake, who did not seek re-election.