Olympic Games bound athletes, Winston George, Brenessa Thompson and Aliya Abrams are among a number of international Track and Field stars who will compete in the inaugural Aliann Pompey Invitational.
The historical meet which will give local and international athletes a chance to qualify for the prestigious Olympic Games in August, is scheduled to take place this Saturday at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora.
It comprises 13 track and two field events: Men’s 100m, Women’s 100m, Men’s 200m, Women’s 200m, Men’s 400m, Women’s 400m, Men’s 800m, Women’s 800m, Women’s 1500m, Men’s 5000m, Men’s 110 Hurdles, Men’s 400 Hurdles, Women’s 400 Hurdles, Men’s Triple Jump and Women’s Triple Jump.
George who will be competing in the men’s 200m and 400m is joined b...
The much anticipated Aliann Pompey Invitational Track and Field Meet is set for this Saturday June 18, just four days away at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora, West Coast Demerara from 15:00 Hrs.
In excess of 30 international athletes are expected to compete with overseas and locally based Guyanese athletes and at the same time push for qualification for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Athletes are expected from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Haiti, Ireland, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of America and the US Virgin Islands.
Some of the sponsored events are the Fly Jamaica’s women 100m, the Ramada Princess Hotel 110m hurdles, t...
Two members of the St. John’s University track and field team are headed to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 8-11. Claire Mooney qualified in the 800 meters and Stephanie Van Pelt in the 1,500.
Although the spring semester is over, track season isn’t done. In addition to the NCAA Championships, Mooney, Pariis Garcia and Maya Stephens all have Olympic aspirations and are trying to achieve times to qualify for their respective countries’ teams (Ireland, Puerto Rico and Canada). The Red Storm’s sprints and hurdles coach, Aliann Pompey, will not only be of help in their training but also is hosting a meet in which the athletes can perform. June 18, Pompey, a four-time Olympian, will host the Aliann Pompey Invitational in Georgetown, Guyana, her home country.
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...