OUTSTANDING horizontal and vertical coach at Jamaica College Ruel James will be the honouree at this year’s 24th staging of the Purewater/JC track and field development meet, which takes place on Saturday on the school’s grounds at 189 Od Hope Road, starting at 8:30 a.m.. James, who was an athlete in his time at what is also his alma mater, has contributed significantly to the development of track and field at Jamaica College. Additionally, the Jamaica College Sports Development Committee will also be paying homage to Dr R. Danny Williams for his pivotal role in the transformation of the institution as a former chairman of the board and foundation. As a result, the meet will now be known as Purewater/JC Danny Williams Track and Field Development Meet. The competition, as usual, will serve as an opportunity for early qualification to the Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which will have its 107th staging this year. Beside high schools, invitations have also been extended to athletes from clubs and institutions to compete in open events. For high-school athletes, the first competitive category will be for schools of all types with participation in classes I to III for boys, and classes I to IV for girls. Events down to be contested will be 100m, 800m, 3000m (female) and 5000m (male). There will also be the 70m, 80m, 100m, and 110m hurdles events, as well as long jump, discus, high jump, shot put, and pole vault action in the field. Athletes will again be offered several prizes and incentives for outstanding performances at the meet. Ten individual trophies will be awarded to the athletes selected by the judges in each class and category. These will be presented to the most outstanding performers. It is to be noted that the quality of performance by an athlete will not necessarily be judged in terms of points scored.
Brian Billick – Fox Sports Net – NFL Power Rankings Week 8 Ken Whisenhunt’s team is in the midst of a long week of preparation before hosting the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.Here’s what various media outlets are saying about the Cardinals’ place in the NFL pecking order. Sporting News – NFL Power Rankings: Greener pastures for Aaron Rodgers, rising Packers#15 (last week #13)The Cardinals have seen Fitzgerald get more attention than ever before, so it’s a good thing Andre Roberts has emerged as a legitimate complementary receiver. CBS Sports – Move over, AFC, NFC pack sure looking large and in charge#18 (last week #12)They have a chance to right things this week with a huge home Monday night game against the 49ers. Lose that, and they are in big trouble. Four straight wins followed by three straight losses.That’s the season trajectory of the Arizona Cardinals’ 2012 campaign after a frustrating loss to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday at Mall of America Field. Some of the Cardinals’ familiar struggles reared their ugly heads again. They struggled to protect quarterback John Skelton, as Minnesota racked up seven sacks without blitzing once. And they struggled to score points – putting just 14 on the board in the defeat. Yahoo! Sports – NFL Power Rankings: This is what parity looks like#23 (last week #19)Not only are they the lowest-ranked team with a winning record ‒ they’re 11 spots behind the closest team with a winning record. I feel bad about this, but that’s what happens when your season consists of a four-game winning streak, then a three-game losing streak. The news gets worse, too ‒ their next three are against the 49ers, Packers and Falcons. Top Stories ESPN – 2012 NFL Power Rankings: Week 8#14 (last week #11)The Cardinals have held opponents below nine completions in two of their last three games; oddly, they’ve lost both. (Sando) 2012 NFL Power Rankings: Week 8#16 (last week #12)The Arizona Cardinals have fallen faster than any other team in the league this season. They started the year off winning their first four games only to lose their last three; someone toss this team a life raft quickly because the are drowning and the waters ahead look even rougher. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share #19 (last week #16)After a 4-0 start, the Cardinals have dropped three straight. And it is going to get worse if they can’t field an offensive line that can block anyone. The Vikings had 43 yards passing and threw two interceptions, and still beat this team. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact NFL.com – Week 8: Bears crack top three; Lions slide#13 (last week #13)The Arizona Cardinals stay at 13 by sheer happenstance, and the fact that, at 4-3, they’re in the thick of the wild-card race. All but one club from Nos. 10-20 in last week’s rankings lost or had a bye during Week 7, which meant that only Ken Whisenhunt’s former employers were able to leapfrog the Cards. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires