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The track and field season for schools in the 1950’s was confined to only one of the three terms of the school year (the first term back then) and spanned the 3 month period January - March.

In the first two months of the term, a short period by today’s standard, athletes would prepare to...

The Gibson McCook Relays Organizing Committee wishes to offer sincere condolences to “Q’s” family. We want you to know that you are all in your our prayers.

Having worked closely with “Q” over the many years it is even more of an honor to present this tribute on behalf of the Organizing...

Sporting Federations have been faced with challenges from time to time as to whether the selection or non selection of athletes for major competitions has been fair. Challenges of these decisions have received wide publicity in the media and have even been the...

Michael Clarke, the Calabar High School head coach, has a Midas touch when it comes to relays. His 1992 Jamaica College team still holds the Gibson-McCook Relay class 1 4x200 record. Under his care, Calabar has sprinted to meet records in the class 1, 3 and 4 4x100 metre relays and in the 4x400...

Have you ever had or seen an athlete, who looks great in the heats and semis, but seems to be a shadow of himself in the finals? Most coaches fail to consider the most likely cause - low fuel.

Proper nutrition for athletic performance will comprise...

During last year’s Heroes’ Week celebrations in honour of our triumphant Rio Olympic team, a certain athlete sat quietly in his Louisiana home, still stunned and saddened by his omission from Jamaica’s team to the Games in Rio de Janeiro. Jason Morgan had placed fourth in the Discus throw at the...

It’s improbable that a Jamaica record in sprinting could endure for more than 30 years. ­ at is, however, what has happened with the men’s 400-metre record at the Gibson-McCook Relays. Set in 1984 by World Champion Bert Cameron at 45.5 seconds, it has perplexed...

The performances of our top half-milers in 2015 did not inspire much hope of a revival of our fortunes in this event. In fact, this relative underperformance in the middle distances has long been a concern to Jamaican track o cials and fans alike. Explanations...
It’s 1992 and a healthy National Stadium audience is watching a business like St Jago quartet take charge of the boys’ class 2 4x200 metre Gibson Relays nal. Moments earlier, Jamaica...
ACTION among high school teams have always taken centre stage at the annual Gibson Relays as this is the nal major Meet leading up to the National High School Championships and the major players ...

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