Chief organiser expects exciting On Di Run Sprint Fest
Wayne Long, the chief organiser of the On Di Run Sprint Fest 200m championships, anticipates a highly competitive and exciting event which marks the commencement of the 2024 track and field season.
The meet, which will be held at the Richard Ashenhiem Stadium at Jamaica College, is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm today. In its second staging, the Sprint Fest has drawn participation from over 400 athletes representing some of the leading boys’ and girls’ schools in Jamaica.
Long, a seasoned sports administrator, emphasised its significance as a qualifier for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association Boys’ and Girls’ Championships.
“I am feeling very optimistic and confident that we will have another successful staging of the meet this year. The start list is ready, and the athletes are prepared, so we should witness some outstanding performances,” he said.
Among the participating top schools are reigning Girls’ Championships winners Hydel High, along with Wolmer’s Girls, Holy Childhood High, Merl Grove High, St Andrew High, St Catherine High, Camperdown High, and Meadowbrook High. On the boys’ side, Kingston College, the reigning Boys’ Championships winners, are set to compete alongside Calabar High, St Jago High, St George’s College, Campion College, Munro College, Clarendon College, Glenmuir High, Morant Bay High, and Tarrant High.
Long said some of the country’s top officials will be officiating.
“Everything is in place because I know that we are going to have a world-class event and will have some of the top officials at the meet, so we are looking forward to a very wonderful championship on Friday,” he assured.