Highschool athletes from the USA will go face to face with their Jamaican counterparts in particular person occasions and relays on the East Coast International Showcase, scheduled for Could 7, 2022, in Landover, Maryland, on the Prince George Sports activities & Studying Complicated.
Brianna Lyston, Brian Levell, Kerrica Hill, Oneika McAnuff, Gregory Prince and Delano Kennedy will probably be in motion. The competitors begins at 11 a.m. at Marvin F. Wilson Stadium, the State’s premier monitor and subject facility, which is supplied with a model new Mondo floor. Lyston will run the 200m.
That is the primary 12 months of this athletic contest, the brainchild of Jamaican Olympians Sanjay Ayre and Juliet Campbell, Puma’s Sports activities Advertising Consultant and Accomplice with 2 Eagle Sports activities & Leisure.
Campbell stated this meet has been within the starting stage for the reason that final JAAA elections. The manager’s mandate was “doing more to help track and field, especially the development. COVID slowed down the meet. “Puma has been the major sponsor of track and field in Jamaica,” stated Campbell, the Lisbon 2001 World Indoor 200m champion.
“I thought about what further contribution Puma could make and what we can do to aid this development.”
She additionally stated that funding in junior athletes is essential for Jamaica to proceed to provide world-class athletes. Concerning the team-up, Campbell stated she “contacted Sanjay Ayre, who lives in the Baltimore/D.C. area, where they have a huge interest in track and field.” This, in keeping with her, was how they selected the place to stage the occasion.
Campbell stated this meet will assist to reveal a number of Jamaican younger skills, although she admits affordability is stopping a whole lot of faculties from attending this 12 months. “Many of our youngsters, if they don’t make their Penn Relays team, Carifta Games or World Junior, don’t get to leave the country. They don’t get the exposure with their age group outside of Jamaica,” added the three-time Olympian.
“So I thought it was a good idea to put on the meet outside of Jamaica and invite the top schools and any schools interested in coming.” She stated Puma is totally supportive of the occasion and has hailed the involvement of the corporate’s International Advertising Supervisor, Pascal Rolling.
Ayre, a former standout Jamaican junior athlete and three-time Olympian, stated: “I do know the significance of giving our athletes a world platform to show their expertise.
Continued improvement of our junior athletes will naturally translate to the success of our senior males’s and ladies’s nationwide workforce”.
Ayre continues, “My relationship with Puma started 22 years ago when I was first signed as an athlete after winning a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics. When a premium brand such as PUMA that produces sought-after athletic footwear and apparel aligns themselves with our event, it brings instant credibility.
“Track and field holds an extraordinary place in my heart, so anything I can do to uplift athlete development will contribute to this beautiful sport. Our meet is fully sanctioned by the JAAA, ISSA, USATF and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)”.
The occasion is open to athletes at each stage. The best precedence will probably be to make sure that worldwide groups and elite athletes obtain ample assist all through the occasion.
Meet entry info for East Coast International Showcase could be discovered on Milesplit.com.
As a subscription sports activities broadcaster, Flosports has the nationwide rights to broadcast the occasion reside all through the U.S., whereas Trackalerts will present a reside broadcast to its Jamaican fan base.
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