The Queen’s School Past Students’ Association – Sports Development Committee will host the 15th staging of the annual Queen’s/Grace Jackson Invitational on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the National Stadium.
The meet remains a qualifying meet for the Boy’s and Girls’ Championships, is the largest development meet to date on the JAAA Track & Field calendar and continues to serve as a season opener for many elite and professional athletes.
The order of events includes but is not limited to 200M, 400M, 4x4M, long jump, high jump shot put and our special 60M for the Olympians. The event with commence at 8:30am, admission is JMD $500 for adults and JMD$200 for students with ID and children under 12 years old. Accommodation will be at the Grand Stand only.
As is tradition, each year the meet honours outstanding individuals within the sporting arena for their outstanding contribution and or performance in various fields. This year the honourees are Danielle Williams, a recent graduate of The Queen’s School and World Champion, 100M hurdles. Along with Wayne Long, & Winston Harvey, long standing track and field and sporting officials.
This year as we continue to encourage academics and sports, at the 15th staging, 5 scholarships valued at $15,000 will be awarded to 5 students who are involved in sports at The Queen’s School. Two of which will go to Track and Field ,one to Netball and two to two other sporting discipline among the Queen’s family.
Competitors of the Meet will comprise of track teams from varying secondary/high schools from urban and rural Jamaica. Additionally, competitors from the major athletics clubs to include MVP/UTECH, Racers Track Club (UWI), GC Foster among others are also expected to compete. Registration will only be online via the event’s website www.queensgracejacksonmeet.com.jm. Results of the Meet will also be accessed online, at said address. Registration closes on Monday, January 25, 2016 at midnight.
The organisers appreciate the support of Corporate Jamaica and wish to commend and thank all the sponsors for their unwavering commitment to the development of sporting activities through sponsorship.
The general public is encouraged to come out and enjoy the undisputed talent and performance to be showcased and support sport development in Jamaica. The Queen’s School is pleased and honoured to be able to host an event such as this, that will not only enhance the development of their students but all participants of the meet.