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2012 Gibson Relays Reviews

The 2012 Gibson Relays took place yesterday at the National Stadium in Kingston. Below we’ve featured reviews/updates on the event by the two major newspapers:

1. Jamaica Gleaner – World 100-metres cham-pion, Yohan Blake, was at his best yesterday at the 36th staging of the Gibson Relays inside the National Stadium, as he ran a strong anchor leg for Racers Lions to win the Championship 4×100 metres relay for Clubs and Institutions in 38.48 seconds, getting the better of Racers Track Club (38.76 seconds) and MVP, which finished third in 38.77 … more here

2. Jamaica Observer – IAAF World Championships 100m gold medallist Yohan Blake turned in a scintillating run yesterday to lead his Racers Lions team to victory in the Men’s Clubs and Institutions 4x100m relay finals in a world-leading 38.48 seconds at the 36th running of the Gibson Relays at the national stadium … more here

Posted: February 26th, 2012 | Filed under: Jamaica Meets | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

2012 Carifta Trials Set For March 3-4

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association will stage the Burger King Carifta Trials from Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 to Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at the National Stadium (East Field). The first event will kick off at 11 a.m.

The two-day Trials will see 500 of the nation’s top junior athletes vying for a spot to represent Jamaica at the 41st Carifta Games, which will be held at the Bermuda Sports Centre in Bermuda, from April 6th – 9th, 2012.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Carifta | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Update On Jamaicans At The 2012 Track Meeting Pas de Calais

Jamaica’s Commonwealth and Pan Am Games 100m champion, Lerone Clarke, raced to a world leading 60m time of 6.50 seconds at the Track Meeting Pas de Calais in France yesterday. This was also Clarke’s best-ever time over the 60m distance.

France’s Christphe Lemaitre second with a time of 6.57 seconds, while Jamaica’s Michael Frater, running his first indoor meet in years, was third with a time of 6.63 seconds.

Jamaica’s Patricia Hall clocked a world-leading time (and meet record) with her 35.69 seconds victory in the 300m women’s event. Jamaica’s Aleen Bailey failed to reach the final of the women’s 60m sprint event.

Posted: February 16th, 2012 | Filed under: General | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »