GLP Images: Blog en-us (C) GLP Images (GLP Images) Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:59:00 GMT Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:59:00 GMT GLP Images: Blog 92 120 Jamaica Puzzles Welcome to the Jamaica Puzzles.  This is a collection of fun filled word search, crossword and fill-in puzzles for the entire family to enjoy.  As a special invitee to screen the publication we ask that you help us by leaving a comment.   We reserve the right to use your comment as part of the publication without any obligation.  Enjoy the screening.




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Choose Your Best Penn Relays 2017 Photo. Our cameras were very busy at Penn Relays 2017 which was "jaminated' by Jamaican teams, again. Our photographers Patrick Green and Ev McLilley captured some stunning moments of the athletes in action.  Can you help them decide which are the best long jump, high jump, triple jump and baton pass photos?  Click here to see the full gallery and share with your friends as well.  You can also share with any athlete, coach or school that went to the championships.

All Penn Relays 2017 photos are here.

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The Jamaican crowd was massive as usual at the 2017 Penn Relays.  This gentleman dispels every doubt as to where he is from and which team he was supporting.  See if you know any of the other people in these photos by going here.  To see some spectacular action shots of the Penn Relays' performance by Jamaicans please click here

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4 New Mini Stadiums and one 'Almost' New for Jamaica This was the announcement made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, The Honourable Babsy Grange, at last Saturday's Penn Relays in Philadelphia.



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Jamaican caught while Elaine was winning at Penn Relays Sometimes the biggest (or funniest) stories are not created on the tracks.  This was certainly the case when special assignment photographer Ev McLilley caught (unintentionally) this Jamaican in the forbidden act during the USA vs Rest of the World 4x100m race.  We couldn't help but to script it for you.  The event was won by Jamaica with an outstanding performance from Elaine Thompson.


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St. Jago - Ultimate Sportsmanship at Penn Relays 2017 IMG_0828IMG_0828


During the 2017 Penn Relays defending champions of the 4x800, St. Jago High, lost the crown to 7-time champions St. Elizabeth Technical.  At the end of the race Leon Clarke who ran the last leg for St. Jago attempted to congratulate the new champs.  Unfortunately the St. Elizabeth runners did not see the outstretched hands of Leon and a wonderful act of sportsmanship was lost.  Congratulations to STETHS and hats off to St. Jago for initiating the ultimate sportsmanship behaviour.  

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Michael Dyke to be Honored by Penn Relays Preeminent Jamaican high school coach Michael Dyke of Edwin Allen High, is the latest Jamaican to be honored by the prestigious Penn Relays organization.  He along with four other prominent contributors to track and field, will be given the title of honorary officials at the 2017 Penn Relays, which runs off tomorrow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field.  Dyke’s official title will be Honorary High School Girls’ Referee.  


Michael Dyke with his victorious 4x400m team at the 2016 Penn Relays


The other four honorees in the 2017 class are; Executive VP of NBC - Peter Diamond, for his role in Olympics broadcast.  He will be the Honorary Carnival Referee.  Multiple record holder and Olympic champion Leroy Burrell, will be the Honorary College Referee for Relay Events.  Former Penn Relays and NCCA long jump champion Ralph Spry, who has coached 29 individual NCAA champions, will wear the hat of Honorary College Referee for Individual Events while former Pennsylvania coach of the year, Dr. Robert Beale, will be the Honorary High School Boys’ Referee.

In honoring Dyke, the Penn Relays organization noted that his team – “Edwin Allen, has won six of the past eight sprint relay championships, 15 overall Championship of Americas and 11 individual titles in high jump, long jump, discus and hurdles.”  They also pointed out that his Clarendon school is the defending champion of Girls Champs for the fourth consecutive year.

Speaking from his team’s base in Philadelphia, the Jamaican honoree said he was “excited” to learn that his hard work is being appreciated by the Penn Relays and that he was “looking forward to the official role at the championships.”  The presentation ceremony will take place at 3 pm on Saturday at Franklin Field, right after the USA vs Rest of the World Women’s 4x400

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2017 Lauderhill Memorial Tennis Video of the players in the 2017 Lauderhill Memorial Tennis.  Tournament in memory of Leon Green, a player of the game and a friend of the players.



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What Hurricane Matthew Did To Haiti The Following is a small compilation of the horrific devastation caused by hurricane Matthew to Haiti.  


How hurricane Matthew impacted Haiti

Photos used belong to the original photographers and are used only to highlight the plight of the Haitian people.

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Amazing Photos of CPL in America Enjoy these spectacular photos of the 2016 Caribbean Premier League cricket competition in Lauderhill, Florida.

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Alia Equals her World Record at World Cup  

IMG_0251IMG_0251Alia Atkinson of Jamaica on her way to a record of 1:07:82 seconds ‚Äčin the 100m Breast Stroke at the Florida Gold Coast Sectional Championship on March 11, 2016 in Plantation.

Alia Atkinson is back!  Fresh from her disappointing finish at the Rio Olympics. Jamaica's swimming queen splashed ahead of her competitors to equal her world record of 1:02.36 in the short course 100m breast stroke at the IFNA world cup in Paris, France.  At the end of the race the swimming sensation  looked disappointed with her time, perhaps for not beating her previous mark which is currently shared with Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte.

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Rio 2016 Women 100m Semi-finals & Finals Watch Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson compete in the 100m semi-finals and finals at Rio 2016.

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But Didn't Alia Defeat 36 Women in the 100m Breaststroke at Rio 2016? Yes She Did!

By Patrick Green

The ultimate prize for any athlete is to have a gold medal swinging around their neck while their national anthem plays.  Increase the pride and joy by 100% and that is the feeling you get if you are an Olympian.  When national anthems play at the Olympics, athletes go through a range of motion.  Some cry, some laugh, and others keep their dumbstruck faces,  even hours after winning their event.  But those emotions are for the winners.  What about those who did not make it to the podium.

Alia Atkinson, by far is the most successful Jamaican and Caribbean swimmer.  Her Olympics experience started in 2004 at age fifteen when she failed to make the semi-finals in neither the 50m freestyle nor 100m breaststroke.  Four years later in Beijing, she switched to the 200m breaststroke and placed 25th overall after finishing second in her heat.  Then came the London Olympics and with it, her best performance and joint best by any Caribbean swimmer.  After a swimming run-off for the last spot in the 100m breaststroke finals, Alia missed the medal ceremony by a whisker with a time of 1:05.93 seconds, to 3rd place winner, Japan's  Satomi Suzuki, who clocked 1:05.45 seconds.  This performance by Alia equaled Janelle Atkinson's fourth place finish in the 400m Free Style at the Sydney games in 2000.


Outside of the Olympics, Alia is a superstar, setting and resetting nationals records.  In 2014 she lit up the World Championship pool in Doha, clocking a world record 1:05.36 seconds to become the first black woman to ever win a world title.  So with three Olympics under her belt, a world record, a hunger for victory and a nation on her shoulders, it was expected that her medal would be a formality in Rio.  The swimmers in Rio had other ideas however and in one of her worse performance, Alia Atkinson finished a disbelieving 8th!  The disappointment was evident on her face as she stood in the pool soaking in the 68.1 seconds that was just recorded in probably her last Olympics.  By comparison, her time was slower than her slowest time of the meet - 66.72 seconds for second place in her heat and the 66.52 in her semi-finals.  So much was the pain that Alia did not speak with the Jamaican press after her race and chose instead to use her social media account to tell her many fans, that it was "Not what I expected, but this is by far not the end. Thanks for your continuous support ..."

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Andrew Phillips and Alia Atkinson

But even with this disappointment, Alia should not be so hard on herself.  Losing is "disappointed, but it's not the end of the world," was how Andrew Phillips, the first Jamaican and Caribbean Olympian to reach a swimming finals puts it.  Phillips placed sixth in 1984, swimming the 200 Individual Medley in a time of 2:05.60 seconds.  "It is a bitter/sweet emotion because you have accomplished something that most people have never done but it is disappointing that you did not win or get a medal."  Phillips who was ranked number three in March of 1984 was expected to medal, with the Olympics a mere four months from the time he held his highest ranking.

Phillips suggested like many other experts, that Alia's poor start led to her performance and the result.  "I believe that Alia sat back in her block too long and panicked after realizing that her mishap was going to affect her result.  At this stage, she could not find the speed nor the strength to take up a commanding position in the pool."  Phillips should know because he had a similar starting problem in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  

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Janelle Atkinson

Janelle Atkinson (no relation), the only other Jamaican swimmer to have gone as close to a medal as Alia, fully understands the disappointment.  "I'm incredibly proud of my accomplishment but I'm still not sure how to handle it, particularly since the swimmer awarded the bronze failed a drug test months later and was given a suspension but got to keep her medal."   Up to this moment, Janelle has not watched her race.  "It honestly didn't hit me until 4 years (and 4 surgeries) later when I went to Athens and watched Veronica Campbell-Brown's presentation ceremony of the 200m.  Since then it still kinda haunts me. I still have yet to watch my race."

Now the head swimming and diving coach at Fairfield University in Connecticut, Janelle believes that  Alia "left the block late and was in a panic trying to catch up. By the time she caught up she got back into her normal stroke but paid for her panic (in) the last 25 meters and her technique and power faded."


We may not know for some time what exactly happened or how this performance affects Alia.  But make no mistake about it, Jamaicans are fully behind her, holding her up and giving her a shoulder to lean on using social media.  It doesn't matter which social media platform you visit, people all over are expressing  how "proud" they are of her and how much of an "inspiration" she has been.  One person wrote "You have had quite the year...thanks for inspiring little Jamaican girls (and big ones) to reach for everything. Proud cah done!!"

Another wrote, "You're an international hero to every woman of color, to every nation that inspires to send new athletes to the Olympics and you epitomize the characteristics of Jamaica's newest national hero."  

While it is hard to do, the greatest swimmer that Jamaica and the Caribbean have ever seen must understand, that she was better than 36 other world class swimmers who never reached the finals and thousands who never made it to the Olympics.  As Andrew Phillips said, " is not the end of the world."




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Cornwall College Family Fun Day 2016 Cornwall College did it again!  Another fabulous Family Fun day at the Central Broward Sports Complex on June 27th.  See some of the persons who supported and made it a success.




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2016 Penn Relays Stories "Jamaination!"  After Jamaica won the men's 4x100 at the 2016 Penn Relays this Jamaican showed her jubilation as the fully clad Americans looked on with smiles.  Such was the rivalry at Franklin Field.



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The Red and Gold Story at Penn Relays 2016 If you are  a Cornwall College fan then be proud.  The red and gold shone brightly at the 2016 Penn Relays and even though no major titles were won a mark was left to be finished in the future.  Here are the highlights: (photos are optimized for hi resolution and may play slow at first depending on your connection speed.  Refresh your screen)


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"Jamination" of the Penn Relays By Jamaican Schools "Jamination" of The Penn Relays - Patrick Green

It has been fifty-two years since Donovan Davis on the urging of Herb McKennly, took his Kingston College track team to the Penn Relays.  That year the team returned to Jamaican soil with the 4x110 yards relay championship, won with a team comprising Jim Grant, Rupert Hoilette, Ken Keyes and Lenox Miller in a record breaking time of 41.7 sec.  Since that time Jamaica has “jaminated” the oldest continuous collegiate track and field meet in the United States.  So dominant has been Jamaica’s performance that the meet has become an annual pilgrimage for Jamaicans, not only for those living in the United States but from as far as Canada and Jamaica; the “sprint factory” headquarters.  The crowd support of the black, green and gold flag has become a center piece of Franklin Field.  Some estimate that more than half of the crowd are Jamaicans and the carnival disposition that is always available in them compete vociferously with the rest of the world, in a stadium that averages around 105, 000 crazy track and field fans each year. 

Jamaican fans at Penn Relays 2015

Jamaican athletes look forward to traveling to Philadelphia to display their talent every year, not only to win watches and medals but to have the international experience after a grueling high school championship back home.  A few are even hoping to grab the focused eyes of US college scouts trying to find additions to their track and field teams.  The cost of achieving their dreams is not cheap however but through the support of many alums, private businesses and voluntary groups, the Jamaican flag keeps flying at Franklin Field.  One organization that has invested tremendously each year in the comfort and sustenance  of the many athletes is Team Jamaica Bickle.  With dozens of volunteers and sponsors they create the only athletic village at Penn Relays with the sole purpose of providing a home away from home for the athletes.   While the project started out with assisting only Jamaicans, it has over the years included students from other Caribbean islands such as Trinidad, Bahamas, Grenada, US Virgin Islands and Barbados.  While at the village the athletes are not only fed familiar food but are also given counseling and physical therapy.  Some are even provided with accommodation arrangements. 

Over the years Jamaican schools have won a total of 198 track races, 40 field events and are current record holders of 11 events.  These results allowed Jamaican athletes to be voted "Athletes of the Meet" 27 times and the honor of being inducted on the "Wall of fame" on 13 occasions.  The national teams which competes in the USA vs the rest of the world competition have also done well, winning 11 events over the last nine years, eight of which went to the women. Of note is the fact that the women's national 4x100 team is the defending champion since 2013 and their medley team has won the event for four straight years since 2008. 

This year close to forty schools including Jamaican colleges will make the journey to Franklin Field again to thrill the fans, win more medals and watches, as well as show why Jamaica is the sprint capital of the world.  Our team of photographers will be right there to bring you the images that dominate the championship this year again.  For now we invite you to follow us through the history books to see how well the "sprint factory" has done over the years, including photos from last year’s championships.  See which school have the most track and field victories, the most records, athletes of the meet awards and wall of fame inductees.  Find out which athletes won "Athlete of the Meet" awards and who has the most consecutive awards in this category.


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The "Jamination" of The Penn Relays (U-W) Winning Jamaican Teams at Penn Relays Teams on this page UTech U.W.I. vere Wolmer's Find the other teams Calabar Camperdown Cornwall College Dinthill Edwin Allen Excelsior Holmwood Jamaica Jamaica College Kingston College Manchester Munro S.T.E.T.H.S St. George's St. Hugh's St. Jago




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UWI   (Colored underlined denotes Penn Record)
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CM Sprint Medley 2013(3:17.81)  





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CM 4X100 2013(38.92), 2014(39.71), 2015 (39.27)  
CM 4X200 2003 (1:21.65) 2012(1:21.71), 2014(1:20.07), 2015(1:27.97)  
CW 4X200 2015(1:30.80)  
CW 4X400 2009(3:30.61), 2010 (3:31.54)  
CW Sprint Medley 2014(3:47.14)  





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HSB 4X400

1994 (3:10:61)

HSB 4X800 1991 (7:38.89)  
  1992 (7:44.95)  
HSB Distance Medley 1991 (10:04.52)  
HSG 4X100

1979 (47.0), 1982 (46.25), 1983 (46.13), 1984 (45.87), 1985 (46.41). 1987 (45.56), 1988 (45.69),  1991 (45.56),  1996 (45.68), 1997 (45.79), 1998 (44.78), 1999 (45.44), 2004 (44.32), 2009 (45.10)

Indira Spence, Maris Wisdom, Shameter Stewart, Simone Facey
HSG 4X400

1986 (3:43.60),1987 (3:45.70), 1988 (3:41.38),1989 (3:39.0), 1990 (3:40.77), 1991 (3:37.77), 1992 (3:39.10), 1993 (3:42.58), 1994 (3:38.81), 2011 (3:37.79), 2013 (3:36.72)

HSG Distance Medley 1990 (11:51.88), 1991 (11:48.85), 1992 (11:40.51), 1993 (11:52.13), 1994 (11:43.65), 1995 (11:58.39),  
HSG 4X800 1988 (8:54.92), 1989 (8:44.09), 1990 (8:45.35), 1991 (8:37.71), 1992 (8:44.69), 1993 (9:00.76), 1994 (8:55.69) Charmaine Howell (2:11.3), Claudine Williams (2:11.0), Janice Turner (2:12.1), Inez Turner (2:03.2)
GHS 400 Hurdles 2014 (59.58)

Andrenette Knight

Triple Jump 2013 (12.42m) Shardia Lawrence
  2007 (13.36m) Kimberley Williams - Joint with Tamara Moncrieffe of Holmwood




Award Year  Year of Event Athlete
Athlete of The Meet 1987   Beverly Mc Donald
  1988   Relay Team
  1989   Inez Turner
  1990   Inez Turner
  1991   Inez Turner
  1992   Claudine Williams
  1993   Claudine Williams
  2004   Simone Facey
  2007   Kimberly Williams
Wall Of Fame Inductee 1995 1991 - 4x800 Relay Charmane Howell, Claudine Williams, Janice Turner, Inez Turner
  2001 1991 Inez Turner
  2002 1191 - 4x400 Relay Charmane Howell, Catherine Scott, Claudine Williams, Inez Turner
  2004 1992 Distance Medley Charlene Robinson, Avia Morgan, Janice Turner, Evette Turner
  2012 1998 Melocia Clarke, Natalie Sterling, Veronica Campbell Aleen Bailey
  2013 2004 - 4x100 Indira Spence, Maris Wisdon, Sharneter Stewart, Simone Facey




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Wolmer's   (Colored underlined denotes Penn Record)
Event Year


HSB 4X100 1994(40.46), 1995(40.76),2000(40.56), 2010(39.78), 2011(40.42),2012(40.34)  
HSB 4X400 2005(3:12.07), 2010(3:14.59)  
HSB 400 Hurdles 2014(51.13) Jaheel Hyde
HSB High Jump 2012 (2.12m) Christoffe Bryan
  2013 (2.15) Christoffe Bryan
  2014 (2.12 Christoffe Bryan
HSB Long Jump 2010(7.57m) Kamal Fuller
HSB Triple Jump 2007(15.18m) Robert Peddlar



Award Year  Year and/Event Athlete
Athlete of the Meet 2010 1965 Julian Forte





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