Weir headlines star athletes at Camperdown Classic
THE organisers of the Camperdown Classic are anticipating a great showing at this year's 10th staging of the development meet, which was officially launched at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday.
The meet, dubbed 'The Showcase of Sprinters', will be used as a season opener for some of the big names at Racers Track Club, including World Championships 200-metre silver medallist Warren Weir, and 4X100-metre relay gold medallist Schillonie Calvert, who said she was ready to go.
"Training is going great so far I can't complain, I just have to give thanks for everything, knowing that all is going well, and I am looking forward to competing at the classic," she told the Jamaica Observer.
The meet also serves as preparation for schools getting their athletes ready for the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Championships in March.
This year's meet will see athletes taking part in events such as
100m, 400m hurdles, 800m, 1,500m, 4x100m relays, 4x400m relays, long jump, high jump, pole vault and 400m for clubs and institutions only.
The meet will again be giving away monetary prizes to the top three teams in the boys and girls 4X100m relay Class One category. There will also be special gifts for the winners of the 10 100m events on the day.
Organisers have also promised a special token for every athlete, coach and official, as well as special 10th staging trophies and medals for first and second place finishers.
The classic will be staged on February 8, and will see honoured former national Reggae Boy and Stoke City player Ricardo Fuller, who is a past student of Camperdown.