President of the JAAA, Dr. Warren Blake, is confident the Jamaica under-18 Invitational will be a permanent fixture on local track and field calendar.

Jamaica was asked to host the meet after a regional competition that was scheduled to be held in Nicaragua was canceled because of ongoing civil unrest in the Central American country.

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Despite the fact that the meet was hastily organized, Dr. Blake says it was well received by the teams that were able to take up the invitation.

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