calvin mckenzie

The athletics fraternity is in mourning this evening following the death of 17-year-old St Jago High School athlete, Cavahn McKenzie.

McKenzie died in Tobago this afternoon at the end of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at the Mount Irvine Golf Club.

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association(JAAA) has released a statement saying around 3:30 p.m McKenzie collapsed and was rushed to the Scarborough General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The JAAA says an autopsy will be performed on Monday, February 24 with a member of the Jamaican management team present.

It also says the Jamaican team has received tremendous support from Senior Trinidad and Tobago officials.

This afternoon, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who is also the sports minister, led a group of officials who visited the family of the deceased schoolboy.

Natalie Neita-Headley, the minister with responsibility for sports; St Jago High School principal, Sandra Swyer-Watson-Principal; coach, Andre Kidd; JAAA General Secretary, Garth Gayle, and executive member, Dr Carl Bruce also visited.

The Jamaican team will return home on Sunday afternoon.


  1. OMG………my condolences to the grieving family. Remember God makes no mistakes. He has reasons for things. So sad he had to go so early……just pray on :'(

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