Workshop: Healthy Hearts and How to Know Your Heart is Healthy


The Organising Committee of the Wesley Powell Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track & Field Meet has thrown its support behind the call for athlete screening for participation in competitive sports.

The meet which will be celebrating its 14th renewal has planned an athlete workshop on “Healthy Hearts and How to Know Your Heart is Healthy.” The workshop is set for Friday, December 9th at 11:00 AM at Excelsior High School and is open to all student-athletes across the island. They will interact with cardiologists from the Heart Institute of the Caribbean during the session. Please indicate via email ( whether your student-athletes will be attending and how many of them so that we can make the necessary preparations.

The Meet will be staged the following day at Excelsior High School on the only 9-Lane Regulation size 400m track in Jamaica and will have some 76 events for Open athletes as well as all Classes for Girls and Boys in events including the 150m, 300m, 600m, 1000m, 3000m, 5000m, 4x300m Relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Discus, Shot Put and Javelin.

The Meet is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 8:30 AM at 137 Mountain View Avenue. On-line registration and information at Admission $200.


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