Yes, that's not good.
I tell you what would have made more sense - for the highly touted High Schools Sports Infrastructure Improvement Program (HSSIIP from hereon) to have given Morant Bay High a synthetic track so that the eastern schools could have something to familiarise themselves with.
The first time I ran on a "Chevron" was when I went to Boys Champs. There is clearly a certain style of running on the surface. The rubberised surface is less forgiving. Grass does not knick your spikes as the rubber surface tends to do.
Mind you, that did not stop me from winning silver medal in the hurdles event.
(I always find a way to get that in, don't?