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.