SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
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,”
Though only a rookie
at arguably the world’s
leading track base,
Minzie is not intimidated
by the superstars
“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
gives me that
All I have to do is work and everything
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.
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
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
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
VCB to be honoured
at Vere Tech meet