The 2017 McKenley/Wint Track & Field Classic was launched on Thursday, January 12 at the Jamaica Baptist Union in Kingston.

Named after the Honorable Herbert McKenley and Dr. Arthur Wint, two Calabar stalwarts, who went on to become track and field icons globally, the meet is scheduled for January 21 at the Calabar High School track.

According to the organizing committee headed by Andrea Hardware, “we anticipate an event more robust at the 2017 staging as we will include more core track events as well as none-core events such as the 4x100m Alumni Relay Championship which will add to the fun and resonance of the event while eliciting broader participation across the general high school alumni across Jamaica.”

The meet will have seven special events – 400m and 800m for Olympic Development athletes; 100m for Under-12 boys and girls, but this for specially invited primary and prep schools in the area. They will also be a special 100m for Calabar old boys.

Among the core events are 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 100m, 400m, 1500m while in the field there will be long jump, discus, shot put and high jump.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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