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Barbadian Akela Jones and Jamaica's Chad Wright Set Carifta Games Marks

Barbadian young star Akela Jones and Jamaica’s Chad Wright were the start competitors in the early morning session of the opening at the XXXIX CARIFTA GAMES in the Cayman Islands on Saturday. Jones established a new record for the girls’ U17 High Jump with a 1.85m effort, while Wright left it late to capture the boys’ U20 Discus with a massive effort of 63.11m. Finishing second... 

Alabama Grenadian Freshman Kirani Runs 45.79 World-Leading Time

Kirani James in action in the 400m PHOTO/TrackAlerts.com Freshman Kirani James smashed the 400 meter school record en route to posting the current world’s fastest 400 meter time in his debut to lead Alabama at the Meyo Invitational at the Loftus Center on Saturday. “I knew in the back of my mind from where he [James] was in the first two meets, I knew he would challenge for the world lead,”... 

Kirani James thrilled to be compared with Bolt, but wants his own

By Gary Smith, World-Track BRESSANONE, Italy — Grenada’s rising star Kirani James says he is thrilled at being mentioned as the same quality as Jamaican sprint marvel Usain Bolt, but wants to write his own history. James struck the eyes of the leading analysts at the World Youth in Bressanone with only his very first performance. And by the time he won the 400m half-way at the championships,... 
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