General Information

The 2013 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic  July 1, at Swangard Stadium

Invitations Chair

Marek Jedrzejek- cell 604 317 7030 or

Flotrack Live Coverage 2013


The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic will take place at Swangard Stadium located on the corner of Boundary Road and Kingsway.  The track and run-up areas are polyurethane surface, all throw circles are cement.

Click on the Google Maps link: ,+Kingsway,+Burnaby,+British+Columbia,+Canada&hl=en&cid=17719391339656101373

Events NTL scored events in bold*

Senior Invitational

  • Men:  100m*, 400m*, 800m, 1500m*, High Jump*, Long Jump, Shot Put*, Javelin
  • Women:  100m*, 400m, 800m*, 1500m, 100m hurdles*, Long Jump, Pole Vault*, Hammer*, Javelin

Olympic Development

  • Men: 200m Paralympic (Visually Impaired), 800m, 1500m, 1 mile race walk
  • Women: 800m, 1500m High Jump

2013 Prize Structure*

*Draft only (subject to adjustment based on fields)

Premium Events [9]:          1st – $2000, 2nd – $1000m, 3rd – $700

  • Men: 100m, 800m, 1500m, Shot Put and Javelin
  • Women: 800m, 100m hurdles, Long Jump and Hammer

Classic Events [8]:           1st – $1200, 2nd – $600, 3rd – $300

  • Men: 400m, High Jump and Long Jump
  • Women: 100m, 400m, 1500m, Pole Vault and Javelin

Olympic Development [5]:        1st to 3rd -  Awards by Timex

  • Men: 200m Paralympic (Visually Impaired), 800m and 1500m
  • Women: 800m and High Jump


Meet Center Hotel: The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Highway

Richmond, British Columbia V6X 1A3

Phone: (604) 273-7878          Fax: (604) 278-0188


The hotel offers:

  • Newly Renovated, Large Deluxe Guestrooms each with a private balcony
  • Complimentary use of our Health Club as well as our heated, all season Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub and our large Fitness Room
  • On site, the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel offers a Lounge, Sports Bar, Restaurant, Gift Shop, Car Rental & a full service Business Centre

To book by phone:

Special Offers Reservations: 866-716-8101 and ask for the Special Jerome International Rate

The rate is $135.00 based on Single or Double occupancy with an additional 20.00 for each additional person up to 4 in a room.

*** All athletes competing at the Harry Jerome Meet – please take hotel shuttle

from the airport to the meet hotel. Meet organizers do not provide airport pick up.


Technical Meeting

Sunday, June 30: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (Meet Center)

Bus Schedule

Monday, July 1  – Bus Shuttle to/from Swangard Stadium

  • 10:45am & 11:45am & 12:45pm: depart hotel for stadium
  • 4:00 pm & 5:15 pm: depart stadium for hotel

Tuesday, July 2 -  Bus Shuttle to Abbotsford Terminal for Abbotsford Meet

Thursday July 4  – Bus Shuttle to Victoria

  • 7:45 am: depart meet accommodation (Abbotsford) to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal for 11:00 am ferry
  • 12:50 pm: BUS transfer from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to UVic Residences


Saturday, July 6 Bus Shuttle to Swartz Bay Terminal for Ferry to Vancouver

  • 07:30 am: depart UVic Residences to Swartz Bay Terminal to catch 9:00 am ferry to Vancouver
  • 10:45 am: bus transfer from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Vancouver airport (YVR)

Meet Schedule

*Revised June 27, 2013

Harry Jerome Schedule as of June 27 2013


INV = National Track League Prize Event

NTL = Invitational Event

Nat = Olympic Development Event

PARA = Paralympic Event

ELEM = Jerome Outreach Elementary School Program

Athlete Information

Athlete Accreditation:

Athletes will receive their meet packages at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (Meet Central) or at the stadium east side Athlete Pass Gate.  This year, athletes will be supplied with one bib with their names and are asked to attach these to the front their singlets.  The exception will be the pole vault where bib can be used on back.  Hip numbers will be assigned and distributed at the line start of each track event and must be affixed to both right and left sides of all athletes.

Warm-up Area:

Runners can use Central Park trails and back stretch of track to warm-up prior to their event.  After marshaling athletes, will be escorted onto the track and allowed to set their blocks and to do a quick stride.  For field event athletes there will be official warm-ups prior to the competition.

Marshaling and Athlete Control Centre:

Marshaling will take place at the start location for each event 20 to 30 minutes before the posted start time.   Runners can use Central Park trails and back stretch of the track to warm up prior to their event.  Once marshaling for an event is complete track athletes will be allowed to set their blocks and to do a quick stride – for field event athletes, there will be official warm ups prior to the start of the competition.  Athletes will be required to assemble for the official introductions prior to the start of the event.

Ground Transportation:

The best way to get to Swangard Stadium is via the official bus provided from the meet hotel in Richmond. Swangard Stadium is located just West of the Sky Train rapid transit Metrotown station on the border of Vancouver and Burnaby at Boundary Road and Kingsway.


Will be available at both the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and Swangard Stadium.  Schedules are posted at the Meet Central room.


Athletes that have finished in the top three will be issued their prize money or other prizes at the Awards Tent located at the south end of the stands (near the finish line). Talk to Brian Blamey or Rob Lonergan


Jury of Appeal

  • Alice Kubek
  • Bob Adams
  • Alwilda van Ryswyk


  • Dale Loewen (Starts Referee)
  • Howard Brandt
  • Neil Chin Aleong

Starter’s Assistant

  • Iain Fisher
  • Wally Smeaton
  • Mark Lillicrap


  • Keith Newell (Track)
  • Al McLeod (Throws)
  • John Cull (Jumps)


  • Kathy Terlicher
  • Louise Meville
  • April Arsene
  • Helen Newmarch
  • Jessica Jones
  • Linda Kouwenhoven
  • Shirley Byington
  • Norma Werk
  • Vera Swaine
  • Gerald Joe
  • Ianna Polos

Photo Timing

  • Jason Swan
  • Daniel Elke


  • Shirley Young
  • Hans Young


  • Peter Fejfar
  • Judy Armstrong
  • Gary Bell
  • Wayne Elke
  • Jeff Byington
  • Kristina Shearer
  • Erin Bell
  • Cheryl Elke

Horizontal Jumps

  • Dave Short
  • Lila Griffith
  • Enrique Merkt
  • Marthy Merkt-Caprile
  • Kristie Merkt-Caprile

Vertical Jumps

  • Carol Cull
  • Ina Wallace
  • Karen Davidson
  • Evelyn Parent
  • Steve Martin
  • Ken Christensen

Technical – Weigh & Measuring

  • Wayne Elke