Guyanese Olympian, Aliann Pompey's decision to stage an international meet in her honour is because she feels the region is short in this area.
The inaugural Aliann Pompey Invitational is set for June 18 in Guyana.
Asked why, she replied, “Why not? adding “I've wanted to do one for years. There aren't enough meets in our region, and each year, we're producing more and more quality athletes. I saw this as an opportunity to fill an obvious void.'' The four time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012) said the support so far is encouraging.
“This time around when I brought it up to the people from whom I needed support, no one said no, so here we are,” said Pompey.
The competition is supported by ConSudAtle (South American Federation)/IAAF, Guyana Olympic Association, GuySuCo, Quality Plus Fast...