Over 1,000 athletes from 800 schools will participate in the 33rd staging of the JTA/Sagicor National Parish Athletics Championships.

The championships which were officially launched at today at the JTA headquarters on Church Street down town, is set for the national stadium from May 20-21.

General Secretary of the JAAA Garth Gayle, says the meet has been home to Jamaica’s rising stars for several years.

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Gayle, however believes recruiters have been undermining the event.

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