Several top Jamaican athletes, including Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, are set to participate in the upcoming Tom Jones Memorial Invitational held in Florida. The event, set to start at 1 pm ET on Friday (14), ends Saturday (15) at the Percy Beard Track.
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Thompson-Herah will be among the contenders in the Olympic Development women’s 200m event. She will face American athletes Melissa Jefferson, Kyra Constantine, and Maia McCoy. Her former training partner at MVP, Junelle Bromfield, will also participate in the race.
In the men’s 200m event, Jamaican Nigel Ellis will face off against American world champion Noah Lyles. Eric Harrison, Dylan Borlee, Kevin Borlee, and Kendal Williams will also participate.
Jamaicans Sachin Dennis, Nigel Ellis, and Julian Forte will compete in the men’s 100m event, where they will face Canadian Andre De Grasse and American sprinter Noah Lyles.
Jamaican athletes Kevona Davis, Yanique Dayle, Ackera Nugent, and Julien Alfred will participate in the college women’s 100m event. Alfred and Dayle will also compete in the 200m event.
Rosealee Cooper will participate in the college women’s 100m hurdles.
In the women’s 400m event, Jamaican athletes Bromfield, Natoya Goule, and Stacey-Ann Williams will compete against American Dalilah Muhammad, the former world champion and record holder over 400m hurdles.
Jamaicans Akeem Bloomfield and Javon Francis will compete in the men’s 400m event alongside Erriyon Knighton and Jerome Richards. Other prominent athletes, including Jonathan Borlee, Quincy Hall, Rajay Hamilton, Matthew Hudson-Smith, and Alonzo Russell, will be in the mix.
Rasheed Broadbell will compete against American world champion Grant Holloway in the men’s 110m hurdles. The women’s 100m hurdles event will feature three Jamaican athletes, Kerrica Hill, Crystal Morrison, and former world champion Danielle Williams, who will compete against Tobi Amusan, Nia Ali, and Devynee Charlton.
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