In a bid to securing Olympic qualification, Jamaica’s sprint 4x100m relay team will compete in the upcoming World Athletics Continental Tour track and field meet at Prairie View, Houston on May 25.
Jamaican withdrew from the World Athletics Relays in Poland two weekends ago, citing coronavirus travel restrictions but is looking up to making the cut in Houston, Texas.
“So far Nigeria and Canada are down to compete in the race,” said JAAA General Secretary Marie Tavares.
“But we understand that at least one other team will be involved,” he added.
The Jamaica quartet team – Asafa Powell, Julian Forte, Yohan Blake and Oshane Bailey posted a time of 38.33 seconds at GC Foster on Saturday, May 8, the second-fastest in the world this year.
Jamaica is provisionally qualified in 11th position with the top 16 teams to be accepted into the relay pool at the Olympics.
That qualifying time [38.15] was achieved in the semifinals of the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, 2019.