KINGSTON, Jamaica – Registration for the 14th staging of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Track and Field Invitational Meet is open to participants and teams wishing to compete at the event set for Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track. Teams and individuals are required to register before the close of registration on Monday, March 9 by visiting the online portal,www.uwiinvitational.com/entry/
The meet has been home to some of the top local and international athletics clubs and athletes that have become accustomed to this easy method of registration which facilitates all participants.
The UWI Mona Campus stages this Meet as a means of facilitating Jamaican athletes’ participation and subsequent development beyond the high school level through organised, quality competition. The meet facilitates athletes at the Collegiate and Olympic developmental level, competing ahead of national, regional and international events.
1988 Seoul Olympics 200 meters silver medallist and head of the UWI Sports Development Unit, Grace Jackson, OD is already excited ahead of this year’s staging.
“I don’t think I have been more excited about the meet than I am for this 14th staging. I think it is perfectly positioned in a time when athletes are looking to discover and maintain their best forms. We are expecting quite a turnout of elite clubs and athletes as they continue to prepare themselves to push for places in the World Relays and IAAF World Championships teams later this year,” said Jackson.
Events being offered at this year’s meet range from the 100 to the 3000m (women) & 5000m (men) and include all the hurdle events across Collegiate and Olympic Development categories. Field events will include all throwing events with the exception of the hammer and both the vertical and horizontal jumps across the various sections. For full details on the list of events please visit uwiinvitational.com/
The 2015 staging of the UWI Track and Field Invitational Meet is expected to be a blockbuster event come Saturday, March, 21 as athletes will be gearing up to turn in impressive performances ahead of the National Senior Trials and World Championships. Patrons can gain entry to the event for only JMD$500 dollars while students with valid ID and children under 12 years, will only pay JMD$300.