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Ardenne, Campion College, Edwin Allen, Immaculate Conception (ICHS), Kingston College, and others already represent here along with thousands of members from Jamaica and other countries.
Hey Jamaicans around the world, people from Caribbean neighbors, and definitely North Americans, the annual Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Athletic Championships (“Champs”) is scheduled for Mar 13 to 16, 2013 at Jamaica National Stadium in Independence Park, Kingston.
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The Jamaican Sprint Factory Showcase
Ahead of the 2013 World Championships, Champs will give a preview to the world of why Jamaica is called the “Sprint Factory”. While the world wondered, US-based schools and colleges have known for quite some time and have even seen the talent first-hand at meets like the Penn Relays, or US inter-collegiate championships.
The keenest international watchers each year remain the American colleges. The American colleges, scouts, and representatives are expected to number a quarter of the grand stands. They know if they luck out they can get a pick of talent that is unprecedented for such a small nation. Jamaica produces the fastest young women and men per 100 of any country in the world.
The US-based colleges and universities continue to watch, and US track officials and agents also. They want to know what is the reason for this level of success at all levels by Jamaicans. For instance, at the Penn Relays this year, the Jamaican schools again dominated.
Wiki & ISSA Page
If you want more background information on Champs, head over to http://www.issasports.com/ or the Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-Secondary_Schools_Boys_and_Girls_Championships .
People like me who live out side the island and don’t have the chance to attend the 4-day event must follow it online. Sports Max usually brings the Champs to people around the globe via live Internet stream, but there might not be such luck this year. We will post any links to live feeds for the people living outside Jamaica as we get them.
UPDATE: ISSA is doing their own feed at http://www.issasports.com/v1/?page_id=1025. So far it’s not great. We do hope it gets better.
In any case, will your favorite team win this year? Will my favorite team win? Let time tell. Please use the comment box at the bottom of the page to say your piece. Also vote in the poll above.