Seven names have popped up as been cut from Jamaica’s Pan Am games team.
According to information reaching TrackAlerts.Com, Tara Sue Barnett, Natalie Grant, Kay-Marie Jones, Devene Brown, Clayton Brown, Damon McLean and Jonathon Reid are the athletes cut from the list.
Last week, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), in a release, explained the reason for the cut.
“The maximum number of male and female competitors in athletics is 680” for all countries, combined.
“In the event that entries surpass that (quantity) the technical delegate has the authority to limit entries in some events, by using the performances criteria or by imposing team quota limits,” the release continued.
“As a consequence of the above, all the forty one (41) countries, including Jamaica, had their complement of track and field athletes reduced as APA applied its new qualification marks established in February 2015 for the respective events. Accordingly, some eight of our athletes were excluded as their performance did not meet the new qualification marks,” the release said.
Track & field action at the Pan Am Games runs off on Saturday, July 18 and ends on 26 July.