Asafa Powell and Andre De Grasse in the men’s 100m clash, will highlight the Meeting Region Guadeloupe on Saturday (14 May).
Jamaican Powell will run from lane 4 and Canadian De Grasse lane 5 on the newly laid track in Baie Mahault.
Also in the field, are St. Kitts and Nevis’ Antoine Adams, Jamaicans Kemarley Brown and Oshane Bailey, along with Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson.
Grenadian Olympic Games champion Kirani James will be very hard to beat in the men’s 400m and with the new track, sub-44 could be very well a reality.
James, the 2011 world champion, will have some strong competition in the form of Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon, Javon Francis, the fastest Jamaican this year, Deon Lendore, also of T&T, and another Grenadian in the field Bralon Taplin. Jamaican Peter Matthews will also be there to add value to the field.
In the women’s 100m, Sheniqua Ferguson (BAH), Remona Burchell (JAM) take on a strong field, which includes Americans English Gardner, Lekeisha Lawson, Shalonda Solomon, Dezerea Bryant, Kimberlyn Duncan and Alexandria Anderson.
Jamaicans Christania Williams, Shimayra Williams and Carrie Russell face off with Bianca Knight (USA) in the women’s B race.
American World 200m leader LaShawn with 19.78, done at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational on April 16, should expect strong competition from Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer and De Grasse in the half lapper.
Americans Terrel Cotton and Curtis Mitchell are also in the event.
The women’s 100m hurdles should be very hot with Americans Nia Ali, Kristi Castlin, Sharika Nelvis, Jasmin Stowers and Queen Harrison, all world-class athletes facing off.
Americans Aleec Harris, Jeff Porter, Jarred Eaton and Ronnie Ash, along with Caribbean men Shane Brathwaite (BAR) and Mikel Thomas (TTO) should make the men’s 110m hurdles very competitive.
American Francena McCorory, fresh from her win in Kingston last week, will be looking to break 50 seconds in the women’s 400m. She will take on Jamaicans Patricia Hall-Pritchett, Verone Chambers and Jonique Day.
Three Jamaicans, Kaliese Spencer, the one to beat, Nickiesha Wilson and Rushell Clayton are down for the women’s 400m hurdles. Trinidad and Tobago’s Janeil Bellille and Americans Leah Nugent are also listed for the event.
Bahamians Ryan Ingraham, Trevor Barry, Jamal Wilson and Donald Thomas are the top high jumpers.
Another Bahamian Bianca Stuart is in the women’s long jump while Demar Forbes will compete in the men’s event.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Cleopatra Borel will throw the shot put.