The 2016 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Indoor Games is set for Saturday, February 6th at the Richmond Olympic Oval. This will be the 6th edition of the revival of indoor track and field in the lower mainland of British Columbia. The facility is a legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The inaugural event in 2011 was the first indoor track and field event held in Metro Vancouver for almost 40 years.
Olympic and World Championships competitors such as Mike Mason of Valley Royals and Shai-Anne Davis of Richmond Kajaks have participated in the Jerome Indoor Games. The organizers of this event are confident that many of the young athletes who compete this year will follow their footsteps to an athletic career that will optimize their potential.
Mike Mason won the high jump silver medal at the 2016 Pan Am Games and now trains in Abbotsford with his coach, the Polish-trained Zbigniew Szelagowicz. His personal best is 2.33m set in 2015. He set the Jerome Indoor record in 2013.
Shai–Anne Davis now trains at the ALTIS training centre in Phoenix, Arizona. Her personal best for 100m is 11.33(1.4) and ran on the Canadian 4x100m relay at the World Championships in Moscow in 2013. She set the Jerome Indoor 50m record of 6.72 in 2011.
The Jerome Indoor Games provides opportunity for athletes of all ages from 10 yrs. to 70+ years on the 5 lanes of the 200m Pulastic track. This competition is an important step towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games set for this August and for all young athletes with the dream of wearing the Maple Leaf sometime in the future
Information for entry is available at www.harryjerome.com
Entries close on January 29, 2016.
Early entries are advised, as space may be limited.