Date: June 28, 2017
Gates Open: 5:30pm
Location: Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam, BC
On June 28, Canada’s Olympic dynamic medal-winning sprinter, Andre De Grasse, will be returning to compete at The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic.
Andre De Grasse used last year’s Jerome meet as a tune-up for the Rio Summer Olympics where he engaged in some thrilling matchups with multiple-time gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica. De Grasse won a silver medal in the 200-metres and bronze in both the 100 and 400-metre relays in Rio.
The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is Canada's longest running track and field event. In its 33-year history, world and Olympic champions, world record holders, Canadian stars and young hopefuls have thrilled spectators, achieved personal bests and, thanks to the vision and dedication of the Achilles International Track and Field Society, continued in their quest to become Faster, Higher and Stronger.
The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic is hosted by the Achilles International Track & Field Society, a non-profit society registered in British Columbia. Net proceeds from this event support track and field competition in BC.
Launch Pad to London
The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is held annually in honour of Harry Jerome, whose talent and tenacity on and off the track inspired a generation of Canadians to “never give up” in their own endeavours. His legacy of athletic excellence and commitment to youth and sport remain pillars of motivation and inspiration today.
2017 is a very special year as track and field athletes prepare for the London IAAF World Championships. Canadian athletes use this meet as their Launch Pad to London and we look forward to giving them a great send off.
National Track League
The Jerome Classic is internationally recognised and provides an opportunity for Canada's elite athletes to compete against the best in the world, on their home turf. This year is the last stop in the National Track League series.
- Halifax Aileen Meagher International Track Classic – June 11
- Guelph Speed River Inferno – June 14
- Harry Jerome Track Classic – June 28
See more NTL information here