New-look Central Hurdles and Relays meet set for January 19

By January 16, 2019

The organizers of Central hurdles & Relays have joined forces with GC Foster College for the 10th staging of the meet set for Saturday, January 19 at GC Foster.

The meet that will be known as the Central Hurdles & Relays/GC Foster Field Events meet, will for the first time include all the field events for all classes.

Maurice Wilson of Sprintec and GC Foster College says that the meet will also be the first outing for several senior athletes form a number of Jamaica’s leading clubs and institutions including Sprintec, GC Foster College, UTech, MVP Track Club and the University of the West Indies (UWI)

Among the Sprintec athletes expected to compete are Gayon Evans, the 2018 Commonwealth Games 100m bronze medallist and former national 100m champion Oshane Bailey.

Meet director Jerry Holness also revealed that a strong contingent of throwers under the guidance of coach Julian Robinson are also expected to compete at the meet. Among Robinson’s charges are the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Continental Cup and Diamond League champion, Fredrick Dacres.

The discus, shot put and the javelin will be contested for the first time as previously the meet only featured the long jump, high jump and the triple jump for selected classes. The decision to include all the field events is a direct response to the fact the Jamaica has been doing very well on the world stage in several field events.

The staples -  4 x 100m, 4 x 400m and 4 x 800m relays - as well as all of the hurdle races including the 60m hurdles for clubs and institutions, the 70-metre hurdles for Class 4 and the 400m open, remain on the schedule.

 Additionally, the 60m and 200m dashes for clubs and institution will also be on the schedule as well as the fairly new 2000m steeplechase.

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