VCB debuts outdoors
...faces Felix, Ahoure in 100m at Cayman Invitational today
JAMAICA’S Veronica Campbell Brown will make her seasonal outdoor debut appearance when she contests the women’s 100 metres at the third staging of the Cayman Invitational Meet at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex today.
The multiple Olympic gold medallist, who will face tough opposition in the Ivory Coast’s Muriel Ahoure and American Allyson Felix, said that it is about pleasing the fans, so one can expect the athletes to “compete hard”.
“Our objective is to give the fans a good show and we are just hoping that we can run fast so everybody will be excited and pumped up for the result, so that is our hope... we will see tomorrow (today),” said the 200-metre specialist.
She added: “A very talented field, and as you know we females love to compete against each other, we don’t like to shy away from competition...we like the competition because that is how we can do our best. Every time I go to compete I expect my competitors are going to bring their ‘A’ game and so I make sure I am ready and focused, so expect good results tomorrow (today).”
The 31-year-old tested positive for HCT at the Jamaica International Invitational last June and was provisionally suspended, but was eventually cleared of all drug charges by the Court of Arbitration for Sports in February, just in time to compete at the World Indoor Championships, where she made the final but failed to win a medal.
Meanwhile, Dexter Lee will take part in the men’s equivalent where he will meet Kim Collins of the St Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidadian Keston Bledman.
And Sherri-ann Brooks will go up against Americans Jeneba Tarmoh and Melissa Barber, as well as Bahamian Anthonique Strachan in the women’s 200 metres.
Novlene Williams-Mills and Bobby-Gaye Wilkins will line up in the 400 metres, while Dane Hyatt will line up in the men’s equivalent.
Andrea Bliss and Latoya Greaves will contest the women’s 100-metre hurdles, with Ristananna Tracey and Nickiesha Wilson competing in the 400-metre hurdles.