In recognition of her outstanding break-out season last year, Jamaica’s fast-emerging track star Briana Williams has been nominated for the prestigious 2019 Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year.

The organizers of Central hurdles & Relays have joined forces with GC Foster College for the 10th staging of the meet set for Saturday, January 19 at GC Foster.

Jamaica will compete in the 4x200m relays at the DSI Invitational/Armory Invitational Indoors in New York City on January 26.

Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) 4x100 Olympic team are a step closer to collecting the gold medals they won at the 2008 Olympic Games after Jamaica, who won the event at the time, were disqualified courtesy of an adverse analytic finding to Nesta Carter, their first-leg runner. 

Two new events have been added to the 2019 IAAF World Relays that are being held in Yokohama, Japan on May 11 and 12.

Telecommunications company Flow has ended its partnership with the Inter-Secondary Sports Association Boys and Girls Championships, Jamaica’s premier annual sporting event.

Construction work that began on the Stadium East running track that began on Monday is expected to be completed by February, Jamaica’s Sports Minister Olivia Grange has announced.

Jamaican Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown and her husband Omar Brown, are expecting their first child and has hinted that she could be retiring from the sport of track and field.

Two-time Jamaica Olympian Dionne Rose-Henley was laid to rest on Saturday during an emotional funeral service in the United States that was attended by several past Jamaican Olympians.

Former Jamaican Olympic weightlifter, Calvin Stamp, is dead. 

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has hailed former Olympian Dionne Rose Henley as a fine performer and contributor to Jamaica’s track and field.

Rose Henley a former sprint hurdler, passed away on Monday at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.  The former athlete, who represented the country at the highest level for 10 years.  Rose Henley a two-time national and Central American and Caribbean Games champions represented Jamaica at two Olympic Games and three Outdoor World Championships.

After retiring from the sport in the early 2000s the former Athlete took up coaching, beginning at her alma mater Middle Tennessee State University for two seasons before moving to Tennessee State University.  She then journeyed to Central Michigan where she spent seven years.  Last summer Rose Henley was named Coastal Carolina assistant track and field coach.

“… Dionne was a fine performer in her discipline of sprint hurdling, so we celebrate her life and contribution to Jamaica's track and field,” Grange said via a press release.

“I wish on behalf of the Government to express sympathy to the relatives and friends of Dionne Rose Henley and to the track and field fraternity,” Grange added.   

“May her soul rest in peace.”

Jamaica Olympic 100m hurdler Dionne Rose Henley died on Monday night after a battle with cancer.

Jamaica Olympic 100m hurdler Dionne Rose Henley is gravely ill after reportedly battling late-stage cancer.

Rose-Henley, who celebrated her 49th birthday last month, remains hospitalised in serious condition.

As part of a crop of trailblazing female hurdlers, which included the likes of Delloreen Ennis-London, Vonette Dixon and Gillian Russell, Rose Henley represented Jamaica at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where she made the semi-finals, before reaching the final four years later in Atlanta.  The hurdler placed fifth in that final.

Rose Henley, a two-time national champion then went on to represent the country at the 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001 World Championships and twice claimed gold at the CAC Games.  The athlete was part of a one-two finish ahead of Russell at the 1998 Games in Venezuela, before claiming the title again in El Salvador 2002.

After retiring from the sport, Rose Henley took up coaching at her alma mater Middle Tennessee State University for two seasons before moving to Tennessee State University.  She then journeyed to Central Michigan where she spent seven years.  Last summer Rose Henley was named Coastal Carolina assistant track and field coach, where she focused on the sprints, hurdles and relays.

Former Excelsior High School and Mico University sprinter Andel Miller will leave the island in January for the Western Texas College with the goal of representing Jamaica at the next Olympic Games.

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix and long-time rival to Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown gave birth to a daughter Camryn late last month, several media outlets have reported.

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