As a federation, we are trying our best to take field events
to the next level but we really need the support of both the National Olympic Committee of Kenya and the government to actualise this.
'Like in sprints, field event
is another virgin area which we need to exploit.
Mr MacDonald said: "These tables have been created to try and level the playing field, between the perceived physical abilities of the genders, in track and field events
. They are designed to allow both genders to fairly compete together, in the same event, without gender disadvantages.
The top three athletes in both track and field events
will represent the region at the national stage.
On the track the youngsters faced 60 and 150 metre races, a three-minute distance run as well as an entertaining elimination race and mixed relay, meanwhile in the field events
, they enjoyed a long jump and a series of throwing challenges.
He said as many as 17 track and field events
of Junior men, 15 of Junior women, 16 of youth men and 14 of youth women will be contested.
On the track there are events from 60 metres to 800 metres, while every age group from under-11 to seniors is also catered for among the field events
"The new competition schedule, night marathon format, it will enable us to showcase the sport like never seen before, capturing the attention of young people in Qatar and around the world, and connecting them to the contagious excitement of athletics." Talking about the revamped format, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe said, "The first 4x400m mixed relay will have its global debut ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the first midnight marathon, the evening sessions with semi-finals and finals only and dedicated slots in the timetable for the final stages of field events
allowing full focus on the decisive and most thrilling moments and attempts.
The Yellowjackets also had two athletes place in field events
. Doiron placed 4th in pole vault with his vault of 9'-0".
Caption: Some of the ASMC volunteers at the Special Olympics Track and Field events
The youngsters from the school's Sportshall Athletics team won the primary schools'sportshall athletics trophy as well as the award for showing the best sportsmanship.There were 12 events in the competition which included track and field events
to ditch the imperial system--which uses inches and feet--in favor of the metric system in high school field events
, like the pole vault and long jump.