Montego Bay Jamaica will come alive this weekend, as the 39th staging of the Milo Western Relays looms. Come Saturday, February 11, at the Montego Sports Complex, a star studded group of athletes will be in action in Jamaica’s second city.
Being one of the premiere events on the Jamaican Athletics calendar, this will be a test of fitness for some of our stars, as well as fine tuning for those who will be competing on the indoor circuit this season.
With the World Championships later this year, our athletes will not take any chances and will no doubt be looking for the best meets to test their readiness for competition in the months preceding the big one.
With the likes of double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson, multiple Olympic and World Championships medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Olympic and world championship medallist Shericka Jackson and the ever improving Christania Williams of the MVP Track Club in the line-up, this makes for a mouth-watering day of action.
Not to be outdone is the cadre of Maurice Wilson-coached Sprintec Track Club ladies. The likes of Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Anastasia Le-Roy who are themselves quite accomplished, makes for some exciting clashes.
The action amongst the males should meet expectations, as it relates to its entertainment value, as MVP’s Julian Forte will lead the charge against the men from UTECH and Sprintec respectively. That along with a preview of Champs 2017 with some of Jamaica’s best junior teams on show, should push this meet over the top with excitement and breathtaking competition.
The adoring fans wait to see what Fraser- Pryce will show, having heard reports that she is still nursing the toe injury which saw her struggling for most of last season, as well as the embattled Nesta Carter, who seeks to not only regain form, but repair his reputation.