Former World Championship 100m champion, Kim Collins will headline the marquee sprint event at the Aliann Pompey Invitational set for July 15 at the National Track and Field Centre.
According to a release, the famed Collins from St Kitts and Nevis will headline a deep field in the Banks DIH’s men’s100m which also will include Emmanuel Callender, Trinidad & Tobago 2017 National Champion and two-time Olympic bronze medalist.
Commonwealth 400m Gold medallist now turned successful college coach, Aliann Pompey, is positive that the second edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational will be bigger and better than the inaugural edition held last year.
Pompey, arguably Guyana’s biggest track star, shared her expectations .
The Guyanese Track Legend said “We have a bigger field of athletes coming in from a couple more countries than last year; you know last year we had about five less events so there are a lot more event and a lot more athletes for all intents and purposes it’s going to be much bigger,” Pompey stated.
She continued, “Right now we have quite a number of athletes that have already qualified for the London World Championships in August coming in so the field is substantially better and we have a couple of returning people that have represented their countries in the Olympics in Rio that are going to come back, so it should be worth the money for the spectators and for the athletes it will be a stellar field to compete against.”
Pompey is definitely upping the ante of her meet with the Men’s 100m touted to be the first sub-10s race ever recorded in Guyana and one of the big names expected to compete is Collins who is regarded as a legend in World Athletics .
The Aliann Pompey Invitational is quickly growing into Guyana’s most prestigious international event, and with the July 15 scheduled track meet set to cause some fireworks at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora, number of records just might tumble. Action time is 11:00h.