Native senior athletes will be a part of their junior counterparts in motion right this moment, because the sequence of Jamaica Athletics Administrative Affiliation (JAAA) Qualification Trial meets will proceed at seven venues throughout the island, 5 of which can be held within the Company Space, with G.C. Foster Faculty and St Elizabeth Technical additionally internet hosting occasions.
Following the current changes to protocols limiting crowds at respective venues, occasions have been stretched out to make sure minimal athletes, coaches and officers on the respective websites.
Whereas this would be the third and closing set of meets for highschool athletes making ready for subsequent month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Ladies’ Athletics Championshps, senior athletes making ready for this yr’s Olympic Video games can be making their second look this season after they do battle contained in the Nationwide Stadium beginning at 3 p.m.
Some thrilling battles are anticipated among the many seniors and one of many characteristic occasions on the programme would be the Males’s 100m.
BLAKE HOPING FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE
Following a mean efficiency within the 200m two weeks in the past, 2011 World Championships 100m gold medallist Yohan Blake (Titans) can be hoping for a greater efficiency when he competes in Part 7 of the marquee occasion.
He’ll face his former coaching companion at Racers Observe Membership Zharnel Hughes, who clocked the quickest time in profitable the occasion two weeks in the past. Additionally within the line-up would be the fast-starting Andrew Fisher from Sprintec and fast-rising sprinter Indirect Seville (Racers), who was third behind Hughes two weeks in the past.
Following his profitable begin to the season two weeks in the past, World Championships lengthy soar gold medal winner Tajay Gayle will as soon as once more compete in his pet occasion, the place he can have Adrian Riley for firm.
Among the many females, a eager battle is predicted in Part 2 of the 400 metres.
After her good begin to the season, the College of the West Indies’ Roneisha McGregor can be hoping for an additional good run, as she renew her rivalry with Christine Day, who was an in depth second the final time the 2 met.
100m and 200m specialist Elaine Thompson Herah will characteristic in Part 2, whereas World Championships 400m hurdles bronze medallist Rushelle Clayton of Swept Observe Membership together with Sprintec’s Ronda Whyte and her coach companion, Tovea Jenkins, may even compete within the flat one-lap occasion.
Following her 100m success on the first meet, former Hydel Excessive Faculty sprinter, Ashanti Moore, will tackle the likes of Tiffany James Rose of Cameron Blazers, Anastasia Le-Roy of Sprintec and MVP’s Stephenie-Ann McPherson within the 200 metres.
World Championships triple soar silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts will make her season debut in her pet occasion.
STETHS: 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, Discus Throw, Shot Put, Excessive soar, Lengthy soar.
GC FOSTER COLLEGE: 200m, 4x100mR, 4x400mR, 1600m SMR, Excessive soar, Triple soar.
JAMAICA COLLEGE: 200m,4×100mR, 4x400mR, 1600m SMR, Lengthy soar,Triple soar.
NATIONAL STADIUM; 400m, 400mH, 4x400mR, Excessive soar, Pole vault
STADIUM EAST: 70MH, 80MH, 100MH,110MH
UWI: 800M, 1500M, 3000M, 5000M
CALABAR: SHOT PUT, JAVELIN THROW, DISCUS THROW