track and field

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Photo: Ian Forbes, Chairman of the organizing committee for the Pure Water/JC Track & Field Development Meet

The 23rd staging of the Pure Water/JC Track & Field Development Meet is all set and ready to run off this Saturday, the 10 of January, 2016 on the grounds of the Old Hope Road based institution.

The meet over the years has attracted numerous talented athletes from some of the top high schools and clubs across the country and the organizers will hope this trend continues when the first proceedings get underway at 8:30 am.

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Photo: Vashon McCarthy in the "True Blue"

In the 2013 edition of the annual Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championship Vashon McCarthy brought glory his former school, Ascot High in winning the Boys Class 2 Shot Put title, becoming the first ever champs gold medalist in the event. The 2014 edition was never to be a repeat of such a feat, after the news broke that McCarthy was being barred from competing at the event by his school’s principal due to involvement with an external coach.

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Photo: Simone Facey

The 37th Annual Burgess Banquet scheduled for Friday, October 31st at the Texas A&M University will see Jamaican and former Vere Technical star athlete Simone Facey, inducted into the Hall of Fame. The former lady Cougar standout athlete is the only track and field athlete listed among Aggie greats, class of 2014 awardees, with awards ranging from Hall of Honor, Lettermen’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Hall of Fame inductees.

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Photo: Jonielle smith

Wolmerian Jonielle Smith is Auburn University bound for the upcoming academic school year where she hopes to continue her track career as well as her academic pursuits. Smith captained the Maroon and Gold ladies of wolmers, to 6th position at this year's staging of the ISSA Boys and Girls Championship.

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Photo: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powering her way to victory in the women's 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston Jamaica recently.

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) announced the members of the teams that will be participating in the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relay Games beginning next week Saturday in the Bahamas.