By Anthony Foster, Trackalerts.com writer
The Douglas Forrest Invitational Meet will be held on Saturday, January 16 at the National Stadium in Kingston.
The meet, which opens with the 400m hurdles at 8:30am and closes with the mile relays at 6pm, is a qualifier for Boys and Girls Champs.
Brian Smith, the chairman of the organizing committee, promised a good meet.
Smith also announced that Cameron Blazers, the club founded by 1983 World 400m champion, Bertland Cameron, will make their first appearance this season at the meet. The group has several big names such as Christine Day, Kaliese Spencer, Martin Manley, Jaheel Hyde, Jermaine Gonzales and Javere Bell
Dr. Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), said his organization is very pleased with the meet. “We wish you will have a successful meet and we hope it will continue to grow,” said Dr. Blake of the event, which is named in honour of the former Kingston College (KC) principal.
During Douglas Forrest's period as principal, KC won 14 straight Boys Champs titles.
Fritz Goodhall, sales and marketing manager at Barco Caribbean, one of the sponsors, said his company decided to stay with the meet because “it’s well-organized and professionally managed.”
Senior Product Manager of Cari-Med Limited Allison Dexter, another of the sponsors, said “we wish for the meet another good season.”
Danielia McLean, sponsorship manager at Digicel, said her company is again on board “to help bring grassroots athletics to greatness."
|5:35p.m.||4 x 400M||Female||Open|
|5:45p.m.||4 x 400M||Male||Open|
|8:30a.m.||Long Jump||Girls||Class 3|
|Long Jump||Boys||Class 3|
|Long Jump||Girls||Class 2|
|Long Jump||Boys||Class 2|
|Long Jump||Girls||Class 1|
|Long Jump||Boys||Class 1|
|9:00a.m.||High Jump||Boys||Class 3|
|9:00a.m.||High Jump||Girls||Class 1|
|10:30a.m.||High Jump||Boys||Class 1|
|10:45a.m.||High Jump||Girls||Class 3|
|11:45a.m.||High Jump||Boys||Class 2|
|12:00p.m.||High Jump||Girls||Class 2|
|9:00a.m.||Shot Putt||Boys||Class 2|
|10:45a.m.||Shot Putt||Girls||Class 1|
|12:30p.m.||Shot Putt||Boys||Class 1|
|3:30p.m.||Shot Putt||Girls||Class 2|
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