Coach of local track and field club Sprint Tech, Maurice Wilson, admits that he is eager to see local track and field meets return to the island, with the Olympic Games just a few months away.
With the island still firmly in the grips of battling the coronavirus pandemic, local track meets have for the most part remain shuttered.
However, following an announcement by prime minister Andrew Holness last week, expectations are high that the situation will be remedied over the next few weeks.
“I’m hoping that it will be four weeks, five weeks, no more than that before we can get back to competition, sooner rather than later,” Wilson told Television Jamaica.
With COVID-19 protocols remaining in effect, however, meets that restart will not be business as usual and several adjustments will have to be made in order to comply with the regulations.
“I’d like to think that the longer we take to get back to regular competition is the more creative we will have to get. We did that in the summer when MVP organized the Velocity Fest meets and we were a part of that…I think that we will have to be creative as well and move forward until things are regularised.”