The 2019 Jerome Indoor Games is less than 2 weeks from now and meet director’s Vincent Doyle and Kim Young are expecting to equal the over 700 entries of 2018. Entries close on January 25 and coaches and athletes are encouraged to enter now for the 9th edition on Saturday, Feburary 2nd at the Richmond Olympic Oval. This event has been co-sponsored by the Achilles International Track and Field Society and the Richmond Kajaks since 2011 in the legacy of the 2010 Olympic Games in Richmond. Events provide opportunities for age group, U16, U18, open through masters athletes in the 5 lane Track Zone of the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Amazing talent has been recognized over the years that the Jerome Indoor Games has been held in Richmond. Jasneet Nijjar is a great example of an outstanding athlete who has been a fixture since she was an age group sprinter. This year’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary student body president, holds the Jerome Indoor Game’s meet records in the 60m and 60m hurdles for 13 year olds, U16 and U18. In 2018 she was the BC High School Champion over the 100, 200m and 400m and represented Canada at the World U18 Championships in Argentina.
She has been coached by Jessie Dosanjh at the Universal Athletics Club in North Surrey since she began the sport. He says “She’s such a talented athlete,” he added. “She’s a hurdler, a jumper, a distance runner, she’s a sprinter, and last season we focused more on her pure speed for the future plan.… This year I’m going to change her events into multi-events, the heptathlon, to use all of her talents. In the future I see her to reach the world-class level, and she has the potential to be in that.”
Next fall she will attend Washington State University in Pullman. The head coach at WSU is Wayne Phipps, a Canadian from Prince George, BC. In 2018 Phipps coached Alissa Brooks-Johns to the PAC 12 Championships with 5977 points in the heptathlon.
Entries close on January 28
Full entry information is available at www.harryjerome.com