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The Queen's/Grace Jackson Meet 2014 lauched

Saturday, January 18, 2014    

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The Queen's School celebrates 60 years of invaluable contribution to Jamaica's education and nation building, and the 13th staging of the annual The Queen's/Grace Jackson Meet will form part of the year's calendar of events.

A signature event on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Track & Field calendar, it remains a qualifying meet for the Boys' and Girls' Championships, and has over the years served as a season opener for many elite athletes.

This year will be no different. The order of events includes but is not limited to the 200m, 400m, 4x400m, long jump and high jump. In honour of The Queen's School's 60th anniversary, a special invitational 60m has been included for male and female elite athletes.

Track enthusiasts and the general public are in for treat!

Slated to take place Saturday, January 25 at the National Stadium, the meet will commence at 8:30 am. Admission is $400 for adults and $200 for students with ID, and children under 12 years old.

Accommodation will be at the Grand Stand only. Principal Jennifer Williams stated that this year's event promises to be a memorable one and advised that the proceeds will contribute to the school's development fund.

Competitors of the meet will comprise of track teams from varying secondary/high schools from urban and rural Jamaica. Additionally, competitors form the major athletics clubs to include MVP/UTech, Racers Track Club (UWI), GC Foster among others are also expected to compete. Registration will only be online via the event's website www.queensgracejacksonmeet.com.jm. Results of the meet will also be accessed online, at said address.

This year's sponsors are GSK-Lucozade, Wisynco Group: Wata & Bigga, XSOMO, National Housing Trust, Lillan Limited, Singer, Rainbow Awnings, Western Union, Securipro Limited, Scotia Insurance, KLAS FM, Tastee Ltd, Megamart Wholesale Club, Training Camp, Trafalgar Travel and Phase 3 Productions.

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