Kerron Stewart, 2008 Olympic silver medalist in both the 100m and the 4x100m, will lead a number of Jamaican athletes scheduled to compete at this year’s Aliann Pompey (AP) Invitational set for July 15
Stewart has been fast out the blocks this season. The Jamaican ran on the Penn Relays winning team in the USA versus the World section of the programme and brings best times of 10.75 and 21.99 in the 100m and 200m respectively.
Reigning Sportswoman-Of-The-Year, Brenessa Thompson, who is last year’s AP Invitational 100m champion, will face off against Stewart when the second annual event is staged at the National Track and Field Centre.
Thompson has part of the fastest 100m and 200m times, albeit wind-aided – 11.15 and 22.59 respectively. Her legal times are 11.29 and 23.08. According to a release, Thompson seems poised to defend her title. Last year’s participant Jade Bailey of Jamaica and Reyare Thomas of Trinidad and Tobago will be added to the world class field of the women’s 100m event.
Another Jamaican, Leford Green, the 2012 Olympic finalist in the 400m hurdles, with a best time of 48.47 leads the field in the men’s race will also be competing in Guyana come June The Jamaican was part of the quartet that demoralized the USA 4x400m team at the recently concluded Penn Relays.
Green will compete against a pair of Guyanese – Kelton Cumberbatch and Alistair McLean, last year’s winner from Haiti Jojo Petite-Homme and his compatriots Romel Lewis and Andre Clarke.