JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

REGGAE BOYZ RISE IN FIFA RANKINGS—03/15/15
In spite of being inactive, Jamaica’s senior Reggae Boyz are moving closer to the top position in the Caribbean. The team has risen three places in the ranking, now sitting at 76th place in the rankings of FIFA. The Reggae Boyz will play their first match of 2015 on March 27, facing Venezuela.

YOUNG REGGAE BOYZ DEFEATED ON PENALTY—03/15/15
The under-17 football team of Jamaica did not qualify for what would have been their third FIFA World Cup competition following a defeat of 4 to 5 against the United States in a sudden death penalty situation. Alex Marshall missed in the sudden death shootout, ending Jamaica’s hopes of completing the final hurdle.

BOLT WINS FIRST INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION OF 2015—03/16/15
Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic sprint champion, won his first individual race of 2015 with a time of 46.37 seconds. Bolt, 28, won the victory in the 400-meters at the Foster Classic in Kingston. Bolt said he was pleased with his fitness level and thinks he is doing “pretty well” in his training regime.

CAMPION COLLEGE AHEAD OF ST. GEORGE’S—03/19/15
Campion College is keeping its advantage over St. George’s in the final of the ISSA Grace Shield competition. Campion was 48 for one in the second innings at the end of the second day of the tournament. Campion began with 132 for eight and had 26 runs for the last two  wickets for a total of 158.