Community Colleges meet on the track this Saturday

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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CATHERINE HALL, St James — Two western-based community colleges, Bethlehem and Montego Bay, will be among the 10 institutions that will be seeking honours at the third staging of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica track and field and cheerleading championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday, starting at 10:00 am.

One new school, Trench Town Polytechnic, will participate in the event that the organisers expect to be exciting and an improvement over the previous two staging's.

Aldene Crew, chairman of the organising committee told last week's media launch that the event had grown over the two-previous stagings and they expected even further growth this year.

“There are a lot of talent in the community colleges just waiting to be unearthed and we hope that our meet will be able to do that,” Crew said, pointing out that two national representatives have come out of the community colleges.

Demish Gaye, who was a finalist in the 400m at last year's IAAF World Championships in London, is a former student at Knox Community College, while Paralympic finalists and IPC World Championships medallist Shane Hudson won the 400m at the first CCCJ Championships in 2016.

Excelsior Community College will defend the male and overall titles they won last year, while Moneague College will defend the female title.

Events that will be contested are the 100m, 200m 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3,000m, 5,000m, Sprint Medley Relay, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relays as well as discus throw, long jump, triple jump, triple jump, shot put, and javelin.

The institutions expected to participate are: Browns Town Community College, Bethlehem Moravian College, College of Agriculture, Science and Education, Excelsior Community College, Knox Community College, Moneague College, Montego Bay Community College, Portmore Community College ,and Trench Town Polytechnic.

—Paul Reid

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