Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce both clocked a world-leading time of 10.73s while Briana Williams set records of her own with a 10.94s finish, in a dramatic women’s 100m final at the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships on Friday night.

Kemar Mowatt won Jamaica’s 400m hurdles men title at the national stadium in Kingston on Friday night and immediately jumped into the air and shouted: “Thank God.”

She came to finish in the top-three but Rushell Clayton ended up winning the 400m hurdles final on Friday night upsetting favourite Janieve Russell, the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, who finished out of the medals in fourth.

Briana Williams broke a national junior record for the second time in two weeks but had to play second fiddle to Elaine Thompson in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m at the SVL/JAAA National Championships in Kingston.

Jamaica’s 400m prospects took a blow on Friday when Nathon Allen failed to show for the heats of the 400m at the SVL/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Christine Day was the fastest woman in qualifying for Saturday’s semi-finals of the 400 metres at the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships on at the National Stadium in Kingston on Friday.

Group C leaders Jamaica have made two changes to the team that defeated Honduras on June 17 for their match against El Salvador this evening at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Waseem Williams and Rasheed Dwyer were the two fastest to advance to Friday’s semi-final round of the men’s 100 metres at the SVL/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Briana Williams all easily advanced to Friday’s semi-final of the 100 metres at the Supreme Ventures JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday.

Dethroned national triple jump champion Jordan Scott was not particularly pleased about his performance on Thursday’s opening day of the Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships and declares that he has a lot to work on before he gets to Doha in September.

Scott, who has three legal jumps over 17 metres this season, and has qualified for the IAAF World Championships by finishing in the top three at the national championships, could only muster 16.77m to finish second to Clive Pullen, who won with a windy 17.02m.

“I think it was alright, it wasn’t my best performance. There is a lot I need to work on technically. In regards to strength and all that I am feeling good but the technical aspects of my jump are kind of off right now, so it’s just to go back to the drawing board to kind of work on it,” he said.

“We have a long season going all the way down to September so I have ample so I am confident that with time everything will work out but in regards to today, it was good. I needed to come top three, I did that, so it’s back to the drawing board to work on those little aspects that I feel need to be corrected.”

He suspects that he might be a little rusty but once he gets back to training, he said, he is confident he will get back to jumping at his best. He said he has not finalised his competition schedule but that should be sorted soon as he intends to be at his best to take on the world in September.

 

Consistency, Clive Pullen says, was the key to his winning his third national title in the triple on Thursday evening, the opening day of the 2019 Supreme Ventures/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Bahamian sprint queen, the imperious Shanae Miller-Uibo smashed the 300m world record for the 300m at the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike on Thursday.

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