"Olympic finalist and current national record holder, Kenia Sinclair, displayed good early season form by posting a respectable one minute 59.63 seconds to win the 800 metres at the Melbourne Track Classic on Thursday."
"VERONICA Campbell Brown opened her 2011 outdoors season with a big personal best of 52.25 seconds over the 400 metres at the University of Central Florida Invitational in Orlando, Florida yesterday. Campbell Brown, who was running competitively for the second time this season after winning the 60-metre dash at the Milrose Games in New York, was second to American Mary Wineberg's 52.00 second, while Jamaican Olympian Nickeshea Anderson was third in 53.93. Another Jamaican, Sheryl Morgan, took sixth place in 55.01 seconds."
"World Championship 200 metres finalist, Steve Mullings, has become the fifth fastest Jamaican male of all-times. Pushed by the maximum allowable wind of 2.0 metres per second, Mullings clocked a lifetime best and world leading 9.90 seconds to win the 100 metres at the Jace Lacoste Invitational Meet in Mississippi on Saturday."
"The Bahamas won both girls 100m as Shauna Helps won the silver in the Under-17 event in 11.95 seconds, behind the Bahamas' Devynne Charlton, 11.91, while Shanice Bonner was fourth in 11.99. It was bronze for Christana Williams in the Under-20 100 final in 11.52 seconds as The Bahamas' Anthonique Strachan upset defending champion Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad to win in 11.38."
"Jamaica’s Jazeel Murphy continued his brilliant 2011 season last night when he strode majestically to a personal best 10.27 seconds to win the gold medal in the Under-20 boys 100m at the 40th LIME CARIFTA Games at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Murphy, who came back from two injury-plagued seasons to win the Boys Class 1 event at the recent ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Champs, edged Trials winner Kemar Bailey-Cole to give Jamaica the one-two and deny The Bahamas a clean sweep of all sprint medals last night."
"CATHERINE HALL, St James — Jamaica rolled to yet another regional junior track and field championships last night as they topped the medals tables at the 40th Lime CARIFTA Games that came to an end at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last night. Despite winning only 66 medals, Jamaica dominated the final session in front of a sold-out grandstand on a day that was overcast and cool, in contrast to the brilliant sun and heat of the previous two days."
"Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell ran the opening leg as Jamaica's men scored an impressive men's 4x100 metres victory in the USA vs the World clash at the Penn Relays yesterday. The quartet of Powell, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter and Steve Mullings (in running order) clocked 38.33 seconds to beat a Mike Rodgers-led USA Red team, second in 38.43, and the USA Blue team which took third in 38.43."
"JAMAICAN sprinter Steve Mullings continued to set the pace in the 100 metres this season after another fast time yesterday. Mullings improved his personal best and world-leading mark to a brilliant 9.89 seconds in winning a race at the NTC Classic Track and Field meet at his training base, the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida."
"MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica's Rosemarie Whyte continued her solid season yesterday morning when she ran a season-best 50.79 seconds to win the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, her second successive 400m race on the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit in four days. After running 51.47 seconds to break the record at the Umberlandia meeting on Wednesday, the 2008 national champion outclassed the field yesterday to pass Kaliese Spencer (50.95 seconds) as the second fastest Jamaican this season behind Novlene Williams-Mills' 50.71 seconds set at the Jamaica National Jamaica International invitational three weeks ago."
'Blake will have company from his Racer's Track Club to offer motivation in Ostrava. Bolt will headline the men's 100m, which will also include Daniel Bailey of Antigua. Several other Jamaicans, including Steve Mullings and reigning Commonwealth Games champion, Lerone Clarke are also down for action in the blue riband event. The double sprint world record holder, Bolt, in the meantime, after a lengthy delay to the start of his season, has said that he is fit and ready for this year's IAAF Samsung Diamond League, which he begins with a meeting in Rome on Thursday. "I am fit and ready to start my season," Bolt stated in an official release which was issued in response to queries about his health in light of successive visits to German doctor Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt, for treatment and consultation on his well-documented scoliosis condition. "It's (scoliosis) not as serious as it sounds but, for me, as a track athlete, it can be serious. I work really hard to keep it away but, of course, it's still there," Bolt said. The women's 100m in Ostrava will feature former world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown and the Bahamas' Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie.'