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Track season gets out of the blocks with JC/WATA meet

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 1:00 AM

The local track and field season opens this weekend with the 23rd staging of the PUREWATER/JC development meet at the schools' Old Hope Road campus this Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m.

The event is one of the qualifying meets for the annual Boys and Girls' Athletics Championship and organisers expect the usually well-organised and well-run meet to maintain its high standards.

The meet is primarily for high schools, but an open invitation has been extended to teams from all schools, athletic clubs and other institutions across the island.

Individual and teams will compete under two categories - schools and mixed clubs and institutions or as unattached competitors.

clubs and institutions

Schoolboys will compete in classes one to three, while their female counterparts will compete in classes one to four. Mixed clubs and institutions will compete separately as male and female.

Competitors of the various categories will vie for honours in 70m, 80m, 100m, 800m, 3000m (F), 5000m(M), 110m hurdles (M). Field events this year will include long jump, discus, high jump, shot put and pole vault.

No more than four contestants per class, per team, per event will be allowed and teams are reminded to wear their regular competition colours.

The most outstanding athlete in each class and category at the end of the meet will receive individual trophies. No entries will be accepted on the day of the event.

Meanwhile, the school will also honour one of its old boys on the day. They will recognise Andrew McCrae for his tireless efforts, commitment and contribution to the development of track and field at JC.