The Banks DIH Men’s 100m at the Aliann Pompey Invitational slated for July 15th at the Lenora Stadium has a famous headliner.
One of several premier events at the competition, the race is headlined by World Champion the famed Kim Collins of St. Kitts & Nevis.
The event will be run with a qualifying round at approximately 4:15 P.M., with the finals at 5:35 P.M. Emmanuel Callender, Trinidad & Tobago 2017 national champion and two time Olympic bronze medalist will pose a serious threat.
Callender’s time of 10.10 was good enough to win Trinidad’s recently concluded Senior Championships. Other notables in the race are Levi Cadogan of Barbados and Chavaughn Walsh of Antigua and Barbuda. The list of Guyanese who will start the race depends on the outcome of the Senior National Champs slated to be held on July 2 & 3 at the Leonora Stadium.
The race is named for one of the major contributors to the success of the competition, Banks DIH – specifically the brands Powerade, Malta Supreme and Rainforest Waters. Banks DIH Manager Motimer Stewart can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional comments regarding the race and partnership.
Meet Director, Guyana’s four-time Olympian Aliann Pompey had this to say:
“I’m THRILLED about this partnership. Banks from the beginning, understood the vision of this competition, what it could do for our athletes, what it meant for Guyana on the international track scene, and bought in right away. I’m glad it wasn’t a one off situation, as they are back in a much bigger way to support the event, particularly the Men’s 100m dash.”
“I thank Banks from the bottom of my heart for working so hard to make this happen. It costs a pretty penny (laughs), but I believe it’s worth it, and I’m glad they do as well. Mr. Mortimer has been behind the scene making sure the pieces come together and that athletes will be well hydrated with Banks products. I want to thank Clive Pellet for making the important introductions and seeing it through. I owe an immense amount of gratitude to Mr. Carlton Joao for trusting us to do a great job while aligned with the Banks DIH brand.”
The international field, as well as the field of Guyanese runners to start the Banks DIH Men’s 100m dash are listed below.
Kim Collins (SKN)
Emmanuel Callender (TRI)
Tre Houston (BER)
Chavaughn Walsh (ANT)
Jaqouhne Hoyte (BAR)
Virjillo Griggs (PAN)
Levi Cadogan (BAR)
Tahir Walsh (ANT)
Ramona Hill (JAM)
List of potential Guyanese starters (list to be finalized soon)