Tina Clayton at Champs 2019 - Jamaica high school
Tina Clayton at Champs 2019

Nine track and field meets are proposed to be staged on February 13 by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).

Screen Shot 2021 02 02 at 8.23.51 AMAccording to the proposed schedule, the meets, all under the control of the JAAA, will be STETHS, Herbert Morrison, Discovery Bay, Kirkvine, GC Foster, Jamaica College, National Stadium, UWI, Calabar and Excelsior.

The National Stadium in Kingston will host senior athlete only and offer only the 200m, 400m, 110m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 800m, shot put and long jump.

Calabar High Track will offer all sprint hurdles, Excelsior only field events – spot put, javelin throw, triple jump, long jump and discus.

At the Usain Bolt, UWI Track, juniors will be in action in the long jump, high jump, discus, shot put, 5,000m, 1500m, and 3,000m.

Jamaica College track will host athletes for the 400m, 400m hurdles, 200m, 800m and high jump while Hebert Morrison will only have the 100m and 400m.

Over in Spanish Town at GC Foster, the events listed are all hurdles only, while Kirkvine will host the 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3,000m, and 5,000m.

In Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, STETHS will have the 800m, 1500m, discus, shot put, long jump, and high jump.

February 13 to April 24 is the timeline set for the meets. There is also a schedule for how athletes will take to the competition areas.
Session 1: Junior Girls – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Sanitization – 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Session 2: Junior Boys – 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Session 3: Senior Male & Female – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Different Venue)

The JAAA, in communication to coaches and managers sent by Ian Forbes, made it clear this is for “planning purposes only” and that all meets are “pending approval from Ministry of Health and Wellness, The Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development.”

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  1. This is going to be a time trial for top 24 for each event to champs. There will be a disadvantage for the athletes running on grass tracks. Most likely they are going to run a slower time because their performance would be better on a normal track.

  2. Good idea… it makes more sense to have plenty meets on the same weekend separated by various regions; that way there is no risk of the overcrowding problem when having one specify meet. Easier to control and monitor, also it allow athletes in all regions to gain the necessary race experience and exposure needed.


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