Janet Burke

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Title

Janet Burke

Description

"Jennifer Armond [second from right] of Shelly Ann Limited, presents her company's cheque to Janet Burke, schoolgirl track star from St. Andrew High School, to cover air fare for her to take part in the Silver East International Invitational Junior Track Meet in New Jersey on Saturday.

18 year-old Burke, the local 'Wonder Girl' of the track, broke Olympian Merlene Ottey's 100-metres record with a time of 11.4 seconds and equaled Ottey's 200 metres record with a time of 23.6 seconds in her first year in class one at the annual Inter-Secondary Girls Championships which was held at the National Stadium.

Others in picture are Garth Craig [left] Burke's coach and who will accompany her on her trip, Howard Aris [third from left], first Vice-President of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association [JAAA] and Ronnie Nasralla of NCM Limited, the advertising agency for Shelly Ann Limited."

Subject

High school athletes - Jamaica; Businesswomen - Jamaica; Coaches (Athletics) - Jamaica; Sprinters - Jamaica

Creator

Daily News

Date

11-Jun-1981

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News - Burke, Janet

Identifier

D0009400

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Daily News, “Janet Burke,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed September 28, 2022, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/8506.