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STAR Writer


aving transitioned from high

school to professional, Racers

Track Club new boy Jevaughn

Minzie is hoping to use the world-class

talent/expertise of Usain Bolt, coach

Glen Mills and Yohan Blake, among

others, to inspire his becoming one of

the country’s best young sprinters.

The budding athlete is one of only 14

young sprinters to run the 100m in less

than 10.30 seconds.

He further established his pedigree

with a 10.16 sizzler at Boys’ Champs,

and one of the fastest Jamaican school


“Coming from Bog Walk High and

working at Racers is a big step

from the junior to senior level.

The only thing I have to do is

work hard to make a good

transition like Yohan

Blake and the others,”

Minzie assured.

Though only a rookie

at arguably the world’s

leading track base,

Minzie is not intimidated

by the superstars

around him.

“I don’t feel pressured

at the club; they moti-

vate us and work with

us, so we get that feel of

comfort. We just have

to work hard,” he said.

The dynamic sprinter

added that his focus in not

just on fitting in, but on

working to make a mark.

He described the move from

high school to professional

as challenging, but the

former Champs star

maintains that the

rewards will come.

“It’s very rough,

but working with

Coach Mills and

others keep me

motivated and

gives me that

courage to

work hard.

All I have to do is work and everything

will come.”

Minzie also described coach Glen

Mills’ Racers as the perfect place to

develop into a truly world-class athlete.

“I am working with a genius and the

best athletes in the world, so I am

happy; they make everything look

easy,” he concluded.


Minzie makes

Racers home


STAR Writer


ere Technical High School, the

most successful girls’ team at the

Inter-Secondary Schools Sports

Association (ISSA) Boy’s and Girl’s

Athletics Championships, will be in the

spotlight today as the institution

will stage the fifth Ben Francis

Invitational Track and Field meet

on the school grounds, starting

at 9 a.m.

Teams will be using the meet as a

qualifying one for next month’s Boys

and Girls’ Championships, and as in

former years, most of the top female

high-school teams, including

defending champions Edwin Allen

and runners-up St Jago will be in


With both teams expected to

fight to the finish at Champs this

year, it should be a keen


Manchester High and

Spaulding are also expected

to figure well all day.


There will be some six Championships





programme, three among the boys and three

among the girls.

The winning school will receive cash prize of

$40,000 each.

The boys’ championship events will be the

2000m Steeplechase, 400m Class One, and

4x100m Class One Relay.

The girls’ events are 100m Class One, High

Jump Class One, and 4x400m Relay.

Seven-time Olympic medallist, Veronica

Campbell Brown, will be the honouree at this

year’s event.

There will be a motorcade for Campbell-

Brown from the town of May Pen to the institu-

tion in Hayes, where, upon her arrival, she will

be given her award.

Other past honourees of the meet include

Merlene Ottey, Deon Hemmings-McCatty, and

Aleen Bailey.


VCB to be honoured

at Vere Tech meet