BLOOMFIELD RUNS 400 METERS IN RECORD TIME—03/28/15
Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College has become the first Jamaican schoolboy to run 400 meters in less than 45 seconds. Bloomfield ran the distance in 44.93 seconds for a victory in the Class One race at the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championship in Kingston. His performance has been characterized as “historic” by fans.
FENCING COACHES TAKE TRAINING COURSE—03/29/15
Robert Shaw and Zeniffe Fowler travelled to New York to participate in a four-week training course for fencing coaches. The Jamaica Fencing Federation (JFF) was the source of the opportunity to obtain the training itself was sponsored by the International Fencing federation and the New York Fencing Club.
CHAMPS TITLES RETAINED BY CALABAR BOYS, EDWIN ALLEN GIRLS—03/30/15
The boys and girls titles at the inter Secondary School Sports Association (SSSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Atheltics Championships were retained by Calabar and Edwin Allen, respectively. Edwin Allen won its second consecutive title, the third in a four-year period. The Calabar Lions were victorious over their rivals from Kingston College’s North Street.
SPRINT OLYMPIAN STARTS FOOTBALL CAREER—04/01/15
Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion sprinter, has been given a short-term contract with the Manchester United reserves. The fastest runner in the world, Bolt is a major fan of the English champion team and now will have a chance to play with his favorite team. He has often spoken of wanting to play for Man United over the years.