American Trayvon Bromell will sq. off in opposition to Jamaican Yohan Blake within the males’s 100 metres sprint on the inaugural North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Affiliation (NACAC) New Life Invitational.
Bromell, who leads the world this 12 months with a 9.88 seconds run, is tipped for Saturday’s brief dash title on the World Athletics Continental Tour – Silver meet, to be held on the Ansin Sports activities Advanced, Miramar, Florida, USA.
Blake, the 2011 100m world champion, can be hoping to problem the in-form Bromell for the highest spot. Among the many different key contenders are American Christopher Belcher and St Kitts and Nevis sprinter Jason Rogers. Trinidad and Tobago’s 2008 Olympic 100m silver medallist Richard Thompson is on the comeback path and can check himself in Saturday’s century.
Thompson can also be anticipated to function on one in every of two Trinidad and Tobago groups entered within the males’s 4x100m relay. Jamaica, Bahamas, Antigua & Barbuda and Guyana are additionally listed for dash relay motion. Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will attempt to enhance on the occasions that presently have them in qualifying spots for the Tokyo Olympics.
Among the many entrants within the males’s 400m occasion is 2008 Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt. The American quarter-miler shall be challenged by Trinidad and Tobago’s Deon Lendore and Jamaican Akeem Bloomfield.
Jamaica’s reigning Commonwealth Video games champion Fedrick Dacres will search revenge on Samoa’s Alex Rose in a mouth-watering males’s discus conflict. On Could 22, in Arizona, Rose produced a 67.48 metres nationwide document throw to seize the USA Observe & Discipline (USATF) Throws Fest crown, forcing Dacres (65.20m) into second spot.
Marquis Dendy of america would fancy his possibilities of topping the lads’s lengthy leap area. Amongst his challengers shall be Trinidad and Tobago’s Andwuelle Wright.
Canadian Marco Arop is the favorite within the males’s 800m occasion. Jamaican Kemar Mowatt and Individuals Quincy Corridor, Kenny Selmon and Amere Lattin shall be within the hunt within the males’s 400m hurdles. And on present kind, Jamaican Rasheed Broadbell is the person to beat within the males’s 110m hurdles.
Reigning Olympic champions, Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica and Individuals Dalilah Muhammad and Tianna Bartoletta are among the many feminine stars on the entry record.
Some 200 athletes from 27 nations are anticipated to be on present on the NACAC New Life Invitational. Saturday’s meet begins at 2 pm (Japanese Daylight Time).