Jamaica comes to Ontario

Athletics Ontario is excited to announce that we will be welcoming a few members of the Track and Field world from Jamaica to our province next weekend. Coach Maurice Wilson, Coach Marlon Gayle, and athletes Rasheed Dwyer and Sherone Simpson will be traveling here to lead athlete and coach workshops. They will also be attending our Indoor Championship Series Meet #3 on Saturday March 3, to observe and mingle with some of our coaches and athletes.

Following is a breakdown of their schedule for the duration of their visit and when/how you might be able to interact with them:

What:

Thursday March 1st, 2018 – Athlete Workshop – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (OHPSI Funded Athletes will receive priority, limited space available)
Where: Toronto Track and Field Centre

Sprint Drills the Jamaican Way/Training of Professional Jamaican Athletes

Jumps and Throws Drills the Jamaican Way

Friday March 2nd, 2018 – Coaching Workshop – 9:15 AM – 4:45 PM + bonus practical training session 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (lunch provided) (OHPSI Coaches will receive priority, limited space available)
Where: Toronto Track and Field Centre

Saturday March 3rd, 2018 – Competition Observation (athlete and coach feedback)
Where: Toronto Track and Field Centre

Saturday March 3rd, 2018 – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Fireside Chat
Where: York University

Attending:

If you are interested in attending one of these events, click on the appropriate registration link below to declare your interest. Space is limited so register now!

Athlete Workshop (Thursday March 1)
Coaching Workshop (Friday March 2)
Fireside Chat (Saturday March 3)

 

Coach Maurice Wilson (Sprints)

  • Head Coach of G.C. Foster Track and Field Team
  • Head Coach Jamaica’s IAAF World Championship Team (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Team Jamaica Olympic Coach (2004, 2008, 2012)
  • Head Coach Jamaica’s Commonwealth Games Team (2010)
  • Coach of multiple Olympic, World Championship and NACAC medalists
  • Author of Sprinting the Jamaican way
  • Level IV Certified IAAF coach in sprints and hurdles
  • Technical leader to Jamaica’s athletics (2016-present)
  • Head Coach and founder of Sprintec Track Club

Coach Marlon Gayle (Field Events: Jumps & Throws)

  • G.C. Foster Coaching Staff
  • Member of Edwin Allen Coaching Staff to the 2009 & 2012 Carifta Games
  • Team Jamaica Coaching Staff for World Youth Games (2013)

Sherone Simpson (100m, 200m & 400m) (10.82, 22.00, 51.25)

  • Pan American Gold Medalist 100m (2015)
  • Olympic Silver Medalist 100m (2008)
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist 200m (2006)
  • World Championship Silver Medalist 4x100m (2005)
  • Olympic Gold Medalist 4x100m (2004)
  • 6th fastest Jamaican sprinter of all-time in the 100m (presently)

Rasheed Dwyer (100m & 200m) (10.10 & 19.80)

  • World Championship Gold Medalist 4x100m (2015)
  • NACAC Championship Gold Medalist 200m (2015)
  • Pan American Games Silver Medalist 200m (2015)
  • IAAF World Relays Gold Medalist 4x100m (2015)
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist 200m (2014)
  • Pan American Games 200m record holder (19.80s)
  • World University Games 200m Gold Medalist (2011)
  • 4th fastest Jamaican 200m runner of all time (presently)

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Kolton Kowalchuk, High Performance Manager, by email or phone: 647-352-7210