Top teams promise big show at Youngster-Goldsmith Classic

February 03, 2017
Amoi Brown right from Vere Technical clearing the final hurdle ahead of Joda Campbell of Hydel in the class 2 girls 100 metres during the 2016 Digicel/Puma Youngster Goldsmith Athletics Classics at the National Stadium.

Organisers of tomorrow's Youngster-Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium are upbeat after receiving entries from 60 teams for the event.

"Kingston College will be coming to their home to dominate at the McKenle-Wint Classic," said meet organiser Raffic Shaw.

The Michael Clarke-coached Calabar will be in full force as only top quarter-miler Christopher Taylor will be missing.

World Under-20 finalist, Dejour Russell, Michael Stevens, and World Under-20 representative Aykeem Francis,are all set to appear.

"It will be bragging rights here, especially among the top two boys' teams as individual athletes will be targeting each other hoping to send strong messages with things hitting up for next month's ISSA Boys and Girls' Championships," continued Shaw.

The 100 metres has been be a late addition to the meet and teams are being charged an extra $200 per athlete to compete.

"These athletes want to run the 100 metres at the National Stadium as most of the meets this season have 200 metres and when they competed at Calabar in the event, it was kind of dark and there were some problems with the final results, and they want to use the opportunity to ensure that they have good qualifying marks going into Champs," said Shaw.

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