Large posters of Andre De Grasse and details of the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic are on the side of Translink buses from Vancouver to Coquitlam. This has been facilitated by Lamar Transit Advertising to increase the awareness of this important Launch Pad to London. Canadian track and field athletes will prime their fitness for selection to the World Championships set for London, August 4-13 at the 2012 Olympic Stadium.
Andre De Grasse has started his preparation these past few weeks with a 10.10 legal wind and a windy 9.96 in the 100m and 20.14 in the 200m. His coach, Stu McMillan said " Andre will try to run sub 10 seconds at the Jerome Track Classic and hopefully the wind will be helpful." The wind must be 2.0m/second or less to be legal. The Jerome meet record in the 100m was set by Donovan Bailey in 1997 with his 9.99 seconds. If the wind is right, Andre has his sights set on this time. The Mondo surface at Percy Perry Stadium is fast and provides the athletes with great opportunity for speed.
It is possible that all tickets will be sold before the day of the meet.
Richard K. Miller, Chair of Marketing for the Achilles Track and Field Society
reports that advance sales leave about only 600 tickets of the 3000 available.
Anyone who wishes to attend should go online at www.harryjerome.com now
to purchase the few remaining. Remember, seats are on a first come first serve basis.
Get there early to obtain a seat as general admission does not guarantee a seat.
Andre De Grasse has been drafted by Gatorade Frost as part of their promotional program for their new athlete replenishment beverage. The advertisement is now on a large electronic billboard adjacent to BC Place Stadium, visible as cars head east on the Georgia Viaduct.