All set for McKenley-Wint meet


January 07, 2016

CALABAR High will create local sporting history later this month. The defending ISSA-GraceKennedy boys track and field champions will officially open a six-lane synthetic track on Friday, January 22, a day before the school hosts the McKenley-Wint Track and Field Classic.

Calabar are the first local high school to have its own all-weather track.

It was an enthusiastic principal, Albert Corcho, who spoke to STAR Sports yesterday.

"Everything is near completion and we will be having the opening of the Calabar Sport Complex (football and track) on Friday, January 22, and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will do the official opening," he said.

Gorcho also spoke about the meet which will be held on the new track.

"The meet which will be named the McKenley-Wint Classics, is in honour of two past students who have contributed significantly to track and field at both Calabar and the country, and because of their contributions we are honouring them for this," he added.

The McKenley-Wint Classics is one of seven development meets set for January 23. Events to be contested on the track include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, sprint and intermediate hurdles. Field events will be long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, discus and javelin.

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