Athletics Canada announced today that the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic has been assigned a Category D status by the international governing body, World Athletics. Category D status provides bonus points to each athlete's performance and competition points which create their world ranking. This is critical for all Canadian athletes striving for Olympic selection as world ranking can impact selection within their event quota. This applies to an Olympic event that does not meet the quota via the Olympic standards.
Athletics Canada has created a series of opportunities across the country to prepare Canadian track and field athletes . Details can be found here.
Meet Director, Nigel Hole has created preliminary plans which will meet current Pandemic regulations.
The 2021 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic is planned for the June 12th weekend. The 38th edition of Canada’s longest standing track and field meet will focus on preparing our athletes for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, the Rashpal Dhillon Track & Field Oval at the University of British Columbia and the Hillside Stadium in Kamloops.
Meet organizer, Nigel Hole is asking any athlete who may have an interest in competing register their interest by completing this online form. Please recognize that registering on this online form does not guarantee participation.
ONLINE FORM LINK: https://forms.gle/nfQeTYmuxktGWgyH7
The public health regulations are sure to change by June 2021 and organizers are aiming to provide opportunities to athletes aiming to achieve qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. The final event list inclusion will change as we move forward in these challenging times.
If you are accepted to participate that information will be available on our website near the event dates www.harryjerome.com