JAAA’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing to­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Ray­mond Gra­ham Gleaner Writer

THE AN­NUAL gen­eral meet­ing of the Ja­maica Ad­min­is­tra­tive Ath­let­ics As­so­ci­a­tion will be held to­day at the Medal­lion Hall Ho­tel in Kingston. Start time is 5 p.m.

Pres­i­dent Dr War­ren Blake and his ex­ec­u­tive will over­see the coun­try’s track and field for an­other four years as at the clos­ing date for nom­i­na­tions for ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions two weeks ago, there was no chal­lenge to Blake’s slate of can­di­dates.

Long-time gen­eral sec­re­tary, Charlemont High prin­ci­pal Garth Gayle, an­nounced that only one slate had been nom­i­nated.

Gayle strongly sup­ported Blake in his re­cent in­ter­view with The Gleaner, stat­ing that the cur­rent pres­i­dent had done very well dur­ing his time in charge.

“My pres­i­dent has done a great job over the years as Ja­maica has had its best per­for­mances un­der his stew­ard­ship in track and field. At the Bei­jing Olympic Games in 2012, the coun­try was se­cond over­all of 212 fed­er­a­tions while at the re­cent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro it was an­other great per­for­mance by Ja­maican ath­letes,” said Gayle when asked why no one was will­ing to chal­lenge Blake for the pres­i­dency.

While a ma­jor­ity of the present ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers are ex­pected to re­main, there could be changes among the vi­cepres­i­dents. Se­cond vi­cepres­i­dent Ian Forbes, the only suc­cess­ful can­di­date on the slate that chal­lenged Blake four years ago, is tipped to move up to first vice-pres­i­dent re­plac­ing Dave Myrie, who is not ex­pected to seek re-elec­tion.

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