Saturday, January 22, 2011

Indoor track returns to Metro Vancouver with Harry Jerome Indoor meet March 12th...

Indoor track and field returns to Metro Vancouver, British Columbia after more than 20 years, as plans are unveiled for the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Indoor Track Classic to be held at the newly reconfigured Richmond Olympic Oval on March 12, 2011. 

The last major track and field competition in Vancouver was the Achilles Indoor Games was held at the Pacific Coliseum in 1988. 

This rebirth is the result of forward planning by the City of Richmond for this legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The track and field community at the elementary, high school, university and club levels in British Columbia will benefit from competitive opportunities created by this 200m track surfaced with a spike resistant Pulastic SP polymer.

In a press release, Kim Young of the Achilles International Track and Field Society said “These events will be held on a world class facility which is the result of extensive planning by the Richmond Olympic Oval staff lead by John Mills and Gerry De Ciccoalong with Fred Pawluk, President of the Kajaks Track and Field Club and Brian McCalder, CEO of BC Athletics.”

It's anticipated that this meet will be a stepping stone for Canadian athletes preparing for the 2012 Olympics in London, the 2016 Games in Rio, and various IAAF championship meets, as well as provide top level competition for athletes from the Pacific Northwest.

More information on the meet will be posted here as well as the meet website at harryjerome.com
as it becomes available.

NOTE:  The meet management of the Harry Jerome Track Classic contributed to this report.

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