Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association’s (ISSA) got approval on Friday (Jan 20) for several changes to take effect this year.

Principals voted overwhelmingly at the Terra Nova Hotel for the support in time for Champs, to be contested – March 28 and April 1, 2017.

Athletes will now be allowed to run two individual events and up to two relays.

In the field, however, athletes can do three individual events or two along with a relay.

The 400m hurdles will be split in two classes – 1 and 2.

The steeplechase open for boys and girls, 5,000m and 3,000m will allow only entries from classes 1 and 2 athletes.
In the multiple events, girls will be allowed one additional event with the heptathlon (seven events) while boys can only do the decathlon (10 events).


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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