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link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/11/19 7:09:28 PM 
In reply to RoyalDad

Yes also saw where Chambers has transferred to UM. That's Bloomfield, Allen and Chambers gone from AU after 2 years. Wilson I understand was not able to satisfy the Florida State academic requirements.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/12/19 6:52:36 PM 
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Imagine Bann finally winning a race after these years. They will get him in shape as he looks a little heavy.

Natalliah is the real deal. She should dominate the collegiate ranks this year.

Ewers should do the same on the men's. with Chambers on his heels.

Matherson with the big boys now and it may take a year or two to inch closer, but he has the necessary tools around him and pray he stays healthy.

Hope the same for Wilson, as he is very talented. Will stay at the CC ranks for a year or so and then transfer.
Makes you wonder why Taylor didn't leave the kids and move on.

link rudebway Joined: Jul 29, 2009
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1/12/19 8:16:37 PM 
In reply to RoyalDad

Makes you wonder why Taylor didn't leave the kids and move on.


well he has nothing to prove at champs. My only thought (pure speculation and guessing) is that he is trying to get some CXCs, or do the SATs. I have no clue about his academics so that is purely a guess on my part.

Only thing Taylor could really do at champs is take Bloomfield's 400M record.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/13/19 6:26:25 AM 
In reply to rudebway

Echo your sentiments.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/13/19 8:26:09 AM 
Event 23 Boys 14-15 400 Meter Dash class 2
MEET: 50.80 R Kevon Stone 2016 Age Team
Name Finals Finals

#1990 Joseph, Michael 1 51.16

#1483 Williams, Tyrese 2 51.33

#7975 Heywood, Devonté 3 51.93

#1407 Hinds, Tafar-Hi 4 52.03

#1873 Hamm, Tahj 5 52.11

#2449 Ashman, Sherwayne 6 52.37

#7973 Gardner, Tajay 7 52.51



I mentioned above that Tyrese Williams was one of three class 3 boys in the 400m to go sub 50 at Champs 2018 and I am very keen to see how they progress. Williams is now in class 2 and running well. Heywood, Hamm and Gardner whose times were slower than his are second year class 2 and well known as good 400m runners.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/14/19 5:50:40 AM 
In reply to Headley

McKenley meet this weekend.??

What kind of representation will KC have??

Last year it was a tit for tat with Gibson.

Is Kerr still a class 3 athlete??

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/14/19 10:26:32 AM 
In reply to RoyalDad

McKinley/Wint this on Sat. See schedule of meets below:

Upcoming Meets

We will have to wait and see if KC will attend.

Kerr is now in class 2 with Bouwahgjie and Stennett. The class 3 youth to watch out for is Chris Seaton. He was on the 4x100m class 3 relay team last year. He was also a 1.82m high jumper and a 6.03 long jumper last year. Came 3rd in the high jump at Champs. I believe he ran some class 4 races last year. That may also be why he only did one individual event at Champs.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/14/19 5:33:13 PM 
In reply to Headley

Our class 2 looks unbeatable. Such talent. I thought Kerr was still class 3.
However,I will look out for the athlete you mentioned.
Are we strong in class 3??

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/14/19 7:13:28 PM 
In reply to RoyalDad

I believe we are. Just like Stennett, Kerr and Seaton who did well in their first year in class 3 before coming back for a final year, there is a youth named Dushaun Grant who is really class 4 but looks like he may be our best 400m rep in class 3 this year. He had the fastest class 3 time 53.51, at Kirkvine on Saturday.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/15/19 6:52:12 PM 
In reply to Headley

Fine. Let's see how we do at Red HIlls this weekend.
Drama starts now.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/18/19 5:56:09 AM 

link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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1/18/19 9:50:39 AM 
Headly check your inbox.

Hope you guys have been following Nerdz, we actually interviewed Chris Taylor and asked him some pointed questions.

Check out the page man

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/18/19 5:08:37 PM 
In reply to Jamstar

Keep it up. I like how Chris Taylor quietly, very quietly, reminded the interviewer that he (Taylor) was the national 400m champion.

Hope you can show us some races. Is it a permission issue?

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/19/19 9:51:30 AM 

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/20/19 6:11:55 PM 
In reply to Headley

Taylor.Humble youth. Wish him the best this year.

KC did well this weekend. Seeing some talented athletes along the road to Champs.

No mistaking our hurdlers this year. Should close the gap.

Field athletes as well.

Am I to understand we did not send a contingent to Red Hills?

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/20/19 9:33:14 PM 
In reply to RoyalDad

C'Bar class 1 is very strong and deep. Taylor, Stevens and Russell with Rusean Young to replace Wilson as sprinters. Class 2 and 3 not so strong.

Farquharson and Vensen are the backbone of their class 1 long distance squad and could win 3 - 4 races between them.

Their class 1 field squad is pretty solid all around too. Apart from Russell they have pretty good hurdlers but no certainty like Russell.

KC sent a very strong class 3 squad to McKinley Wint. The boys represented well in the 1500m and 400m.

The KC squad at GC Foster showed there is good promise in the hurdling and that class 2 and 3 have depth even without showcasing the sprinters. No Shantamoi as yet. Hope he is ok.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/21/19 9:27:23 AM 
This could be a turning point.

Inspired by his teammate's run, Plummer came out in a no-nonsense mood in the Class One event, turning back last year's Boys' Champs winner Rovane Williams of Rhodes Hall. He won in an impressive 52.56 seconds to smash the 2016 meet record of 53.53. Williams clocked 54.20 while Excelsior High's Devontie Archer ended third overall in 54.56.


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Come in Joe. What is the name of the Jago coach who went to KC last September? He is known as a good hurdles man and I believe he has brought a lot to the KC programme.

Found Rahnsomn Edwards (the Jago to KC coach) info here.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/21/19 3:58:00 PM 
Big up Track and Field Nerdz. They are trying to provide coverage in an area where it's lacking and badly needed. The updates are useful and salutary but the videos need guidance (vertically held cell phone camera for broadcast?) and the writing though enthusiastic is often grammatically and otherwise challenged which I find jarring. Hope they can put it together.

Should also note that T&F Nerdz were first with results of both Central Hurdles and Relays and McKinley Wint. They posted the results 12 hours before JAAA.

link RoyalDad Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/22/19 2:37:20 PM 
In reply to Headley

I check their site almost every day. Some very useful info posted.

link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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1/22/19 3:24:40 PM 
Hey guys sorry it took me so long to reply but I will try to touch everything mentioned.

First of on the issue of the videos, as you can see Stride Vision has been streaming the meets live and we have been warned about doing videos and infringing on their rights to broadcast, we however will do videos were no rights can be infringed.

We are mostly a social media entity as such we strive to get the information out there first this of course sometimes affects quality but we will address this as we have pulled from G.C. Foster some bright new faces that will take the world by storm.

As for the writing we are still struggling in this area and I am not happy about this and I am seeking to bring in an editor for this very reason as presently we are falling way behind.

Honestly it is a miracle that we are still functional as at the start of the season all our recording and camera equipment was either stolen or refused to work. I have had to make use with a small cheap camcorder to interview the athletes and this has very limited capabilities an example of this was seen on the weekend as after her race Shaquena Foote agreed to an interview with us and we had to cut the interview as the camcorder went down and subsequent interviews by quality athletes also had to be passed up.


We have written to several corporate enties begging for help ( a sponsorship of 50 thousand Jamaican dollars would fix all our equipment and buy what we need) but so far we have received not a cent.

The site is not generating any capital at this moment and all monies have to come from the pockets of a couple trying youths and some school boys that love track. Honestly if things remain same we may be forced to scale back operations or close things down completely and this would be so unfortunate as when I go to a track meet every single person is on our Facebook page waiting on a result from another meet, even the journalist from established media houses are there because we always have things on lock from multiple meets.

On that note we will be sending one of our young new stars to STETHS this weekend he is a former athlete and aspiring journalist while the full team will be at the Grace Jackson meet, please give us your support.

link Jamstar Joined: Mar 16, 2018
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1/24/19 6:45:11 PM 
Good news guys we got a couple cameras up and working.

We will be doing 3 meets this weekend.

Main team will be in Kingston at Queens Grace Jackson meet while small teams will be sent to St. Elizabeth and St. Ann.

We anticipate getting all the equipment up and worky by Youngster Gold Smith.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/25/19 2:38:18 PM 
In reply to Jamstar

Sounds good. Looking forward to your broadcasts.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/25/19 2:43:50 PM 
In reply to RoyalDad

I believe based on the races I have seen so far this season that KC's total of hurdles points will exceed CBar's this year for the first time since 2013.

link rudebway Joined: Jul 29, 2009
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1/25/19 2:48:20 PM 
In reply to Headley or Royal Dad

can i ask you purple peeps whats the latest with one of your athletes? Shantamoi Brown. i really liked him the first time i saw him at champs in class 3.

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