GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The 2nd staging of the Aliann Pompey Invitational will be held on July 15, 2017 here at the Leonora Stadium.

Athletes from almost 20 countries, including USA, Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria and Columbia are down to take part at the meet.

Former World 100m champion Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis, Olympic Games triple jump bronze medallist Leevan Sands of Bahamas, American Tawanna Meadows and Trinidad and Tobago’s two-time Olympic Games relay gold medallist Emmanual Callender are among the big names.

Several rising starts, among them Guyanese duo of Kadecia Baird and Brenessa Thompson, Jamaican Martin Manley and Antiguan sprinter Tahir Walsh are also set to take centre stage.

Below are names of athletes who have entered for the meet.

Women’s High Jump:
Tatyanna Blair (GUY), Cindy Fraser (GUY), Wanetta Kirby (GUY), Natrina Hopper (GUY), Shontel Browne (GUY), Virlyn Gibson (GUY) and Cariesa McBean (GUY)

Men’s Javelin:
Leslain Baird (GUY), Kleon Spellen (GUY), Troy Lewis (GUY), Tramaine Beckles (GUY), Timothy Samuel Sealey (GUY), Clarence Greene (GUY), Selwin Henry (GUY) and Dillon Hamilton (GUY)

NSC Women’s 800m:
Andrea Foster (GUY), Joanna Archer (GUY), Kerza Murray (GUY), Serena Williams (GUY) and Mikaela Smith (USVI)

Star Party Rental Women’s 400m:
Kadecia Baird (GUY), Avon Samuels (GUY), Ashley Kelly (BVI), Kineke Alexander (SVG), Dominique Blake (JAM), Alita Moore (GUY), Sophia Smelllie (UNATT) and Robin Reynolds (USA)

MOE Men’s 3,000m:
Winston Missigher (GUY), Calvin David Thomas (GUY), Colin Mercurius (GUY), Cleveland Thomas (GUY), Jonathan Fagundes (GUY) and Tyshon Bentinch (GUY)

Women’s 1500m:
Joanna Archer (GUY), Kezra Murray (GUY), Tabitha Bowman (GUY), Serena Williams (GUY) and Nikita Wilson (GUY)

Bank DIH Men’s 100m:
Kim Collins (SKN), Emmanual Callender (TTO), Tre Houston (BER), Jeremy Bascom (GUY), Jaquone Hoyte (BAR), Rupert Andel Perry (GUY), Owen Adonis (GUY), Tevin Garrway (GUY), Emanuel Archibald (GUY), Caesar Compton (GUY), Tahir Walsh (ANT), Levi Codogan (BAR), Yancarlos Martinez (DOM), Fred Dorsey (USVI) and Chavanghn Walsh (ANT)

Ramada Georgetown Hotel Men’s 400mh:
Kelton Cumberbatch (GUY), Romel Lewis (JAM), Fabian Norgrove (BAR), Kern Alexis (TRI), Kion Joseph (BAR) and Marvin Tlnnis (GUY)

GOA Women’s 100m:
Brenessa Thompson (GUY), Jade Bailey (BAR), Tristan Evelyn (BAR), Tawanna Meadows (USA), Lavenern Jones-Ferrette (USVI), Rayare Thomas (TRI), Zakiya Denoon (TRI), Ebony Nelson (GUY), Alisha Fortune (GUY), Onassha Rogers (GUY), Toyan Raymond (GUY) and Semoy Hackett (TRI)

SDS Petroleum Men’s 800m
Cleveland Thomas (GUY), Devaun Barrington (GUY), Julius Mutekaanga (UGA), Samuel Lynch (GUY), Anfernee, Headecher (GUY), Quacy Morian (GUY), Daniel Melville (GUY), Marlon Nicholson (GUY), Kariem Aaron (GUY), Salim Yussuf (GUY), Ronell Newton (GUY), Okemi Porter (GUY), Dave Torrington (GUY), Moses Anthony Best (GUY) and Malique Smith (USVI)

Women’s Long Jump
Tatyanna Blair (GUY), Cindy Fraser (GUY), Wanetta Kirby (USVI), Natrena Hooper (GUY), Ruth Sanmoogan (GUY) and Cariesa McBean (GUY)

Quality Plus Men’s 400m
Winston George (GUY), Stephan James (GUY), Martin Manley (JAM), Arinze Chance (GUY), Dan-Neil Telesford (TRI), Sheldon Mason (TRI), Jonia McDonald (JAM), Rayon Lawrence (JAM), Daniel Williams (GUY), Samuel Lynch (GUY), Rodney Griffin (USVI), Malique Smith (USVI) and Darrin Henry (GUY)

Douglas & Associates Women’s 200m
Alita Moore (GUY), Myasia Jacobs (BAR), Ashley Kelly (BVI), Kadecia Baird (GUY), Lavern Jones-Ferrett (USVI), Brenessa Thompson (GUY), Tawanna Meadows (USA), Zakiya Denoon (TRI), Brenessa Thompson (GUY), Rayare Thomas (TRI), Semoy HAckett (TRI) and Jade Bailey (BAR)

James Wren-Gilkes Men’s 200m
Rupert Andel Perry (GUY), Owen Adonis (GUY), Emanuel Archibald (GUY), Dan-Niel Telesford (TRI), Nicholas Deshong (BAR), Caesar Compton (GUY), Daniel WIlliams (GUY), Yancarlos Martinez (DOM), Titus Webster (GUY), Fred Dorsey (USVI), Rodney Griffin (USVI), Chavaugh Walsh (ANT), Winston George (GUY), Tahir Walsh (ANT) and Stephan James (GUY)

Green Generation Guyana Men’s Triple Jump
Muhhamad Halim (USVI), Miguel Van Assen (SUR), Lloyd McCurdy (GUY), Leevan Sands (BAH), Alanterie Dornell (SUR) and Lurex Stewart (GUY)

Fly-Jamaica’s Women’s 400mh
Grace Claxton (PUR), Jenea McCammon (GUY), Katrina Seymour (BAH), Janeil Bellille (T&T) and Rushel Clayton (Jamaica).


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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