Twelve Jamaicans —10 men and two women — will take part in the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Masters Championships which will get under way today in St John's, Canada.
Expectations in the team are high with the team hoping to feed off the successes of their compatriots at the current 2012 London Olympics, said Jamaica Masters Association president Leo McEwan.
Paul Robinson, Andrew Maulseed, Norman McPherson, Edric Morgan, Richard Reid, Steve Kerr, Liviene Solomon, Michael Feurtado, Andrew Gutzmore and Nigel Geohagen will take part in the men's competition in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 10,000m and shot put.
For the women's competition, Maresa Cadienhead-Ryan and Colleen Hill will compete in the long jump/high jump and shot put, respectively.
The NACAC Championships, which will be held simultaneously with the Canadian Masters Championships, will be used as preparation for the World Masters Championships in Porto Alegre, Brazil from October 15-27 next year.
Masters are athletes over the age of 35 and have been competing at outdoor championships since 1975.