JAAA President, Garth Gayle is suggesting that the Montego Bay Conference Centre could be upgraded to have an indoor track to help prepare its athletes for global competition.
In summarizing his recent trip to the recently concluded World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Gayle thinks the Montego Bay location is ideal as it has all the accessories and amenities for the upgrade…
Gayle, also noted, he could assemble a team to meet with the authorities to pursue that development.
Gayle also commended the performance of the Jamaican team and noted that “it was good overall as it has helped Jamaica to move up the rank in points and can now have more athletes participating at the next staging. Jamaica was last placed 14th.” The team had one gold (team) and two bronze medals. He also acknowledged the athletes with personal best performances.
Gayle also welcomed and relished the fan engagement in the stadium and said he enjoyed the athletes and spectators interaction.
Garth is back in Jamaica and is readying for an exciting rest of season where the outdoor competitions will dominate for both junior and senior athletes.
The national governing body is preparing to host the 49th staging of the Junior Carifta Games, April 16 – 18; but also looking ahead to the Junior and Senior Championships at the athletes will battle the rest of the world in competitions in Eugene, Oregon (senior) in July; and Cali, Colombia in August (junior).
The JAAA is also looking ahead to the start of its 90th year.