HONG KONG'S top track and field athletes and their coaches could win up to $30,000 between them in a new incentive scheme leading up to September's Asian Championships in Jakarta. Watson's Water and the Hong Kong Sports Institute have initiated the scheme, in which athletes who achieve pre-set standards will be rewarded financially. Already, distance runner Maggie Chan Man-yee and female sprinter Wan Kin-yee have helped themselves to a slice of the cash for their performances at the recent Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association's Open Meet competition. Chan set a Hong Kong record of 17 minutes, 14.02 seconds in the women's 5,000 metres, while Wan clocked 25.03 seconds in the 200 metres. Chan achieved the 'B' level standard of 17:20.00, while Wan hit the 'C' mark for the 200 metres of 24.80 seconds. The 'B' standard is worth $10,000 for the athlete and $5,000 for the coach and the 'C' mark is worth $4,000 for the athlete and $2,000 for the coach. Athletes reaching the 'A' standard will be awarded $20,000, while $10,000 will go to their coach. The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association's acting chairman Eric Lee said: 'These standards have been set at realistic levels to encourage athletes to improve their performances in the build-up to the Asian Championships.' The standards are based on International Amateur Athletic Federation scoring tables, the 1993 Asian Championships and last year Asian Games. Athletes' performances are valid from May 1. Competitors must be able to achieve at least the 'C' standard before the Asian Championships to remain on the programme.