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Stellar Lineup Set for Racers Grand Prix as Lyles, Seville, and Hughes Prepare for Sprint Showdown

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Stellar Lineup Set for Racers Grand Prix as Lyles, Seville, and Hughes Prepare for Sprint Showdown
High Stakes at Racers Grand Prix: Lyles, Seville, and Hughes Set for Epic 100m Clash

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Racers Grand Prix is set to captivate athletics fans worldwide with a stellar lineup, headlined by a much-anticipated men’s 100m clash featuring American sprint sensation Noah Lyles, Jamaica’s Oblique Seville, and Britain’s Zharnel Hughes. The event is scheduled for June 1 at the National Stadium in Kingston, promising an evening of explosive performances.

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During a media launch at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, meet director Glen Mills announced that Lyles, who last weekend narrowly clinched a victory at the Tom Jones Memorial last Saturday with a time of 10.01 seconds, is expected to face formidable challenges from Seville and Hughes, both of whom are affiliates of the Racers Track Club. The race will also feature notable sprinters like Jamaica’s Kadrian Goldson, Canada’s Aaron Brown, and the USA’s Kendal Williams.

Lyles, returning to the venue where he set a meeting record and world lead last year with a 19.67-second finish in the 200m, is anticipated to deliver another standout performance.

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The spotlight will also shine on the women’s 100m hurdles, featuring a compelling battle among Bahamian World 60m hurdles champion Devynne Charlton, Megan Tapper, Ackera Nugent, and Yanique Thompson. Charlton is entering the competition on the heels of setting a new world record in the 60m hurdles at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

The sprint contests will extend to the women’s 100m, where St. Lucia’s Julien Alfred will face Jamaica’s Alana Reid. Additionally, Abby Steiner from the USA is slated for the women’s 200m, competing against Jamaica’s Lanae-Tava Thomas.

Other distinguished Jamaican athletes set to compete include Olympic 110m hurdles champion Hansle Parchment, World 400m champion Antonio Watson, and emerging talent Jaydon Hibbert. Roshawn Clarke, who broke Jamaica’s long-standing 400m hurdles record last season, is also on the roster, along with Demish Gaye, Javon Francis, Stacy-Ann Williams, Charokee Young, Tyler Mason, Damion Thomas, and Candice McLeod.

Supporting Racers Grand Prix, Sports Minister Olivia Grange announced a $10 million contribution from the Sports Development Foundation, a gesture underscoring the government’s commitment to enhancing the meet’s stature. With 13 track and field competitions on the schedule, the event, starting at 7:00 p.m., is poised to deliver top-tier athletic performances, drawing both local and international attention.

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