GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Sporting Alert) — World champion Yohan Blake will race for the first time this season away from home when he take on a solid field in the men’s 100 metres at Wednesday night’s inaugural Cayman Invitational at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
The Meeting Will Be Streaming Live At starting 5:30 pm Cayman time and 6:30 pm EST.
Yohan Blake Goes For Fast Time
The Jamaican, who won gold over this discipline in Daegu, last summer, will look to improve on his seasonal best time of 9.90, which he did in Kingston, Jamaica last month.
Racing against Blake will be his fellow countryman Michael Frater, who clocked a seasonal best time of 10.00secs at the Jamaica Invitational last weekend.
The event will also see Cayman Islands’ Kemar Hyman, who has ran 10.07 already this season, former champion Kim Collins of St. Kitts & Nevis and Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey Cole, who ran 10.09 in finishing third to Usain Bolt on Saturday.
Carmelita Jeter favourite here
The women’s event will see a sharp looking Carmelita Jeter hoping to build on the super start she’s already had this season.
The American dashed to a world-leading 10.81secs to win the Jamaica Invite and in Cayman she is the overwhelming favourite to add another victory to her international campaign.
Also entered are Samantha Henry of Jamaica, Muriel Ahoure of Ivory Coast, Laverne Jones from the British Virgin Islands and Milisa Barber of USA.
Good 400m Fields As Well
The battle for the men’s 400m crown will be between Jamaica and Bahamian athletes with Bahamian Chris Brown and Jamaica’s Jermaine Gayle, who recently clocked 45.60 being the favourites.
Also included are Jamaicans Allodin Fothergill, Richardo Chambers and Dwight Mullings.
The women’s race is headlined by world-leader Novlene Williams-Mills of Jamaica and she will face Keshia Baker, Monica Havgrove and Moushaumi Robinsion of USA.
Also At The Meeting…
Elsewhere at the meeting, home hero Cydonie Mothersill of the Cayman Islands will race in the women’s 200m against Jones and Ahoure, while 400m speciallist Germaine Gonzales of Jamaica steps down to race against the likes of Shawn Crawford (USA), Lasford Spences (JAM), Terell Cuffy (CAY) and Warren Weir (JAM) in the men’s 200m.
In field event actions, Canadian national record holder Dylan Armstrong heads the men’s Shot Put list, Leevan Sands from the Bahamas and American Will Claye will compete in the men’s Long Jump.