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National Trials To Pick Jamaica’s Team To The London Olympics Begins Tomorrow

The Jamaica National Senior Championships, a four day event to help select Jamaica’s track & field team to the 2012 London Olympics, kicks off today at the National Stadium. Nearly 400 athletes will be competing for approximately 60 spots for the athletics team to London. Undoubtedly, the expected highlight of the trials will be the 100m mens showdown between Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell on Friday night (June 29).

Check out the 2012 National Olympic Trials Schedule below

Day 1 – Thursday, June 28, 2012
Jamaica National Olympic Trials Schedule - Day 1

Jamaica National Olympic Trials Schedule - Day 2

Jamaica National Olympic Trials Schedule - Day 3

Jamaica National Olympic Trials Schedule - Day 4




Posted: June 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Jamaica Meets | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Andrew Riley Becomes First Male Athlete To Win 100m & 110m NCAA Hurdles Titles In Same Year

Just yesterday, former Calabar High School student Andrew Riley became the first male athlete in NCAA history to win the 100m and 110m hurdles titles in the same year. Riley is a senior at University of Illinois, and at the NCAA Outdoor Championships yesterday, he clocked a time of 13.53 seconds to win the 110m hurdles title. This follows his victory last Saturday (June 2), when he won the 100m title with a personal best time of 10.19 seconds.

Riley’s latest victory marks his fourth career NCAA title, which ties him for the most ever in program history.




Posted: June 10th, 2012 | Filed under: NCAA | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Jamaicans At The 2012 adidas Grand Prix (New York Diamond League) – Results

Several Jamaicans competed earlier today in various events at the latest Diamond League event in New York, USA. The highlight of the day was reigning world champion Yohan Blake and 2008 Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning their respective 100m races. Below we’ve featured detailed results of events in which Jamaicans participated at the 2012 adidas Grand Prix (New York Diamond League) yesterday.

Women’s Javelin Throw

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
VILJOEN Sunette
RSA
69.35
AR,MR
6
2
60.48
64.51 65.34 66.60 69.35 x
2
ŠPOTÁKOVÁ Barbora
CZE
68.73
SB
8
1
68.72
65.24 61.70 65.49 65.63 68.73
3
PATTERSON Kara
USA
60.33
1
4
54.46
55.18 60.33 55.77 x 55.01
4
SAYERS Goldie
GBR
59.23
1
4
56.66
58.85 59.23 x x 58.38
5
HJÁLMSDÓTTIR Ásdís
ISL
58.72
SB
x
58.72 57.31 x x 54.57
6
KLIMEŠOVÁ Jarmila
CZE
56.38
56.38
55.79 x x x 54.64
7
YURKOVICH Rachel
USA
53.05
53.00
52.54 53.05
8
RIETTIE Kateema
JAM
52.03
50.15
52.03 x
9
ZOLLMAN Grace
USA
47.48
46.20
x 47.48

Women’s Triple Jump

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
RYPAKOVA Olga
KAZ
14.71
-0.9
MR
10
1
14.71
(-0.9)
x
(-0.4)
x
(-0.9)
13.93
(0.0)
14.49
(+0.1)
2
WILLIAMS Kimberly
JAM
14.45
-0.3
2
3
14.06
(-0.5)
14.45
(-0.3)
14.42
(-0.5)
14.33
(-0.8)
14.25
(+0.8)
14.39
(0.0)
3
ALCÁNTARA Dailenys
CUB
14.24
+0.7
1
5
13.93
(-0.2)
13.86
(-0.5)
x
(-1.1)
x
(-0.6)
14.02
(-0.4)
14.24
(+0.7)
4
DA SILVA COSTA Keila
BRA
14.12
-0.3
2
3
x
(-0.2)
14.12
(-0.3)
13.83
(-1.1)
13.96
(-0.5)
13.90
(+0.8)
14.01
(-1.2)
5
SAVIGNE Yargelis
CUB
14.08
-0.7
x
(-0.6)
14.08
(-0.7)
x
(-0.5)
13.99
(-0.7)
14.06
(0.0)
13.74
(+0.4)
6
RIBALTA Josleidy
CUB
13.80
-1.0
13.80
(-1.0)
13.52
(-0.4)
13.31
(-0.6)
x 13.60
(-0.4)
13.69
(+0.2)
7
MCLAIN Erica
USA
13.21
-0.6
13.21
(-0.6)
13.06
(-0.4)
x
(-0.7)
8
UFODIAMA Blessing
USA
12.98
0.0
12.82
(-0.4)
12.98
(0.0)
x
(-0.7)

Women’s Shot Put

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
ADAMS Valerie
NZL
20.60
MR
8
1
19.13
20.09 20.60 x 20.07 x
2
CAMARENA-WILLIAMS Jillian
USA
19.62
4
3
19.62
19.44 19.41 x x 19.54
3
CARTER Michelle
USA
19.32
SB
1
5
17.76
18.45 18.81 x 19.32 19.08
4
BOREL Cleopatra
TRI
18.19
17.73
17.96 x 17.58 x 18.19
5
STEVENS-WALKER Sarah
USA
17.89
17.52
17.39 17.64 17.89 x x
6
LABONTÉ Julie
CAN
17.59
17.59
x 17.59 x x x
7
NORTHOVER Zara
JAM
16.01
16.01
x 15.42

Men’s 100m B Race

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
GAY Tyson
USA
10.00
0.157
2
BAILEY COLE Kemar
JAM
10.30
0.193
3
YOUNG Jason
JAM
10.30
0.185
4
ARMSTRONG Aaron
TRI
10.46
SB
0.163
5
BASCOM Jeremy
GUY
10.52
0.167
6
RASHAD Ahmad
USA
10.55
0.230
7
SCOTT Rushane
USA
10.59
0.142
DIXON Leroy
USA
DNS

Men’s 400m B Race

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
BOASE Jordan
USA
45.73
0.173
2
CHAMBERS Ricardo
JAM
45.82
0.166
3
NEVILLE David
USA
45.99
SB
0.190
4
QUOW Renny
TRI
46.15
0.205
5
FOTHERGILL Allodin
JAM
46.40
0.196
6
SPRATLING Brycen
USA
46.44
0.180
7
BINGHAM Michael
GBR
46.99
0.160
JACKSON Bershawn
USA
DNS

Women’s 400m Hurdles

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
BROWN T’Erea
USA
54.85
MR
0.223
5
2
2
SPENCER Kaliese
JAM
54.91
0.160
8
1
3
HARRISON Queen
USA
55.32
SB
0.146
1
5
4
LEACH Nicole
USA
55.37
SB
0.224
5
WILSON Nickiesha
JAM
56.29
SB
0.176
6
TRACEY Ristananna
JAM
56.43
SB
0.189
7
MCINTOSH Raasin
USA
56.76
0.186
8
CHANEY Jasmine
USA
57.75
0.194

Women’s 800m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
MAGISO Fantu
ETH
1:57.48
MR,NR
10
1
2
BECKWITH Molly
USA
1:59.18
SB
2
3
3
OKORO Marilyn
GBR
1:59.37
1
4
4
VESSEY Maggie
USA
2:00.48
5
MOORE Erica
USA
2:00.72
SB
6
SIMPSON Jemma
GBR
2:00.97
SB
7
WILSON Ajee
USA
2:02.61
PB
8
WEISSENBACH Amy
USA
2:04.03
SB
9
SIMPSON Jenny
USA
2:05.79
BLAKE Dominque
JAM
DNF

Men’s 400m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
SANTOS Luguelín
DOM
45.24
0.201
6
2
2
WARINER Jeremy
USA
45.30
0.180
2
4
3
BROWN Christopher
BAH
45.35
0.178
3
3
4
SMITH Calvin
USA
45.44
SB
0.187
5
HENRY Tabarie
ISV
45.46
0.161
6
GONZALES Jermaine
JAM
45.53
SB
0.153
7
PISTORIUS Oscar
RSA
46.14
0.229
PINDER Demetrius
BAH
DNS

 Women’s 400m National Race

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
MCCORORY Francena
USA
50.06
PB
0.183
2
WILLIAMS-MILLS Novlene
JAM
50.10
0.243
3
WHYTE Rosemarie
JAM
50.62
SB
0.200
4
OHURUOGU Christine
GBR
50.69
SB
0.186
5
TROTTER Deedee
USA
50.79
SB
0.172
6
BEARD Jessica
USA
51.19
SB
0.228
7
COX Shana
GBR
51.54
SB
0.170
8
HALL Patricia
JAM
51.63
0.174

Men’s 110m Hurdles

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
RICHARDSON Jason
USA
13.18
0.184
6
2
2
PORTER Jeff
USA
13.26
=PB
0.156
2
3
3
ORTEGA Orlando
CUB
13.35
0.173
1
6
4
OLIVER David
USA
13.37
0.201
2
3
5
BRATHWAITE Ryan
BAR
13.48
0.170
6
OSAGHAE Omoghan
USA
13.49
0.174
7
THOMAS Dwight
JAM
25.08
0.158
PARCHMENT Hansle
JAM
DNF
0.155
MERRITT Aries
USA
DQ
R 162.7
2
3

Women’s 100m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
FRASER-PRYCE Shelly-Ann
JAM
10.92
SB
0.160
7
1
2
MADISON Tianna
USA
10.97
PB
0.156
2
4
3
JETER Carmelita
USA
11.05
0.158
1
6
4
FELIX Allyson
USA
11.07
0.162
4
2
5
BAPTISTE Kelly-Ann
TRI
11.07
0.140
6
OKAGBARE Blessing
NGR
11.10
0.166
7
CALVERT Schillonie
JAM
11.25
0.195
8
KNIGHT Bianca
USA
11.29
0.184
9
PIERRE Barbara
USA
11.35
SB
0.156

Men’s 100m National Race

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
BLAKE Yohan
JAM
9.90
0.160
2
BLEDMAN Keston
TRI
9.93
0.144
3
RODGERS Michael
USA
9.99
0.163
4
THOMPSON Richard
TRI
10.09
0.177
5
KIMMONS Trell
USA
10.15
0.139
6
BAILEY Daniel
ANT
10.20
0.173
7
PHIRI Gerald
ZAM
10.21
0.161
8
PADGETT Travis
USA
10.23
0.147
9
MCKENZIE Ramone
JAM
10.27
0.174

 Men’s 200m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
MARTINA Churandy
NED
19.94
NR
0.154
8
1
2
ASHMEADE Nickel
JAM
19.94
SB
0.130
2
4
3
WEIR Warren
JAM
20.08
PB
0.217
1
5
4
ANDERSON Marvin
JAM
20.21
SB
0.157
1
5
5
SAIDY NDURE Jaysuma
NOR
20.35
0.166
1
5
6
DWYER Rasheed
JAM
20.66
0.170
MITCHELL Curtis
USA
DQ
R 162.7
FORSYTHE Mario
JAM
DNS

adidas Boys Dream 100

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
WHITFIELD Levonte
USA
10.43
0.165
2
MURPHY Jazeel
JAM
10.47
0.154
3
HALL Abraham
USA
10.54
0.159
4
BOZMANS Raymond
USA
10.59
0.159
5
MUHAMMAD Khalfani
USA
10.72
0.157
6
ARMSTRONG Trae
USA
10.72
0.161
7
ACY Treymane
USA
10.73
0.152
HILL Tyreek
USA
DQ
R 162.7

Women’s 200m National Race

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
RICHARDS-ROSS Sanya
USA
22.09
WL
0.152
2
KNIGHT Bianca
USA
22.46
SB
0.170
3
BARBER Mikele
USA
22.96
0.182
4
HENRY-ROBINSON Samantha
JAM
23.04
SB
0.185
5
WINEBERG Mary
USA
23.51
SB
0.173
6
POMPEY Aliann Tabitha
GUY
23.89
SB
0.172

Junior Girls’ 4×100 Relay

RANK RELAY NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
EDWIN ALLEN 
JAM
44.78
0.200
2
VERE TECH 
JAM
45.51
0.216
3
INTERSTATE TC
USA
46.83
0.158
4
COLUMBIA HS TC
USA
47.12
5
BRONX INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS
USA
48.22
0.163
6
BRONX TIGERS
USA
48.57
0.164
7
HEMPSTEAD HS TC
USA
48.99
0.222
8
AWESOME POWER TC
USA
49.34
0.192

 




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