Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle won the silver medal in the long jump at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Wednesday.

Jamaica long jumper Tissana Hickling insisted she was far from surprised, after leaping to the best distance set in the event by a Jamaican this year, at Saturday’s All Comer’s meet.

Hickling leapt an impressive 6.82, which was not only good enough to confidently claim top spot at the event but also overtake Chanice Porter with the previous best distance recorded this year.

Porter previously held the top mark of 6.73, which was registered in Guadeloupe a few weeks ago.

“I’ve been working for the several weeks and it (the result) was expected this evening,” Hickling told SportsMax.tv, following the event.

“Basically I’ve improved my running off the board and aggression in the run-up. I’ve been making a big mistake for the past two weeks but I did my homework and came back and did it perfectly tonight,” she added.

The performance also secured Hickling a place at the World Championships, which ticked off one of the targets she had set for herself this season.  With that settled, Hickling will now her attention to another, possibly beating the national record of 7.16, which was set by Elva Goldburne in 2004.

“It (the record) is one of our goals this year to see if we can try and improve the mark,” Hickling said.

 

On the heels of her season-best jump at the Meeting International D’Athletisme De La Grande Caribe Region Guadeloupe on Saturday, May 18, Chanice Porter is encouraged by her progression this season.

Elaine Thompson won the 200m dash at the two-day 2019 Nanjing World Challenge meeting in China on Tuesday in a season’s best 22.40.

Jordan Scott dedicated his long and triple jump gold medals at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at the weekend to his mother and said he believes he can jump a lot farther later this season at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Cautiously optimistic about qualifying for Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships in September, Chanice Porter got her outdoor season off to a wonderful start on the weekend with her best ever opener in the long jump and a personal best in the 100m.

After five completed finals, Kingston College have opened up a nine-point lead over seven-time defending champions Calabar at the 2019 ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Kingston College’s Wayne Pinnock created history when he destroyed the Class I Boys long jump record on Wednesday, day two of the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships (Champs) at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Jamaican jumper Odaine Lewis was on Friday named Field Athlete of the Year for the Mountain Region in the NCAA Division One Regional Awards for the 2019 Indoor Track and Field season.

Jamaican long jumper Delroy Poyser died in the United States on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.

Jamaica’s Ronald Levy edged Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in the 110m hurdles to be the only Caribbean winner at the Edo Benedetti Memorial in Rovereto, Germany on Thursday.

Jamaica’s Shanieka Ricketts won the women’s triple jump at the 2018 NACAC Senior Championships in Canada on Sunday.

Jamaica national champion Ramone Bailey quite literally saved his best for last after capturing long jump gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games on Wednesday night.

Seven-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell had to settle for minor placings in their respective 100m races at the Gala Dei Castelli meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday.

Jamaica’s Wayne Pinnock won his country’s first medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Wednesday.

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