The track and field community is mourning one of its most cherished talents with the passing of 14-year-old Alexandra School and former Elliot Belgrave Primary athlete Jamarion Mapp on Wednesday after a brief illness.
Mapp’s form, fearless running, and bespectacled look caught the eye of numerous track and field aficionados through the years.
He announced himself in grand fashion in the Obadele Thompson Zone of the 2018 National Primary Schools’ Athletic Championships (NAPSAC), winning the Under-13 Boys’ 400m in a record time of 1:06.27 minutes.
The following year, he erased three records in the 800m, 400m and 200m, as he led his primary school to the boys’ title in the Obadele Thompson Zone. He also joined his teammates to smash the Boys’ 800m sprint medley record, as well as the coveted 4x100m record in 56.25 seconds. (NM)
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