Stewart, Green lead slew of Jamaicans at upcoming AP Invitational
Overseas-based Guyanese Brenessa Thompson, last year’s AP Invitational 100m champion, will face off against Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart at this year’s event, set for July 15 at the Leonora Track and Field Facility.
Stewart, the 2008 Olympic silver medallist in both the 100m and the 4x100m, has already had a stellar start to her season. She ran on the Penn Relays winning team in the USA vs The World section of the programme. Stewart brings best times of 10.75s and 21.99s in the 100m and 200m respectively.
Thompson, on the other hand, has fastest times of 11.29s and 23.08s in the 100m and 200m respectively. Last year’s participant Jade Bailey of Jamaica and Reyare Thomas of Trinidad and Tobago add to the world-class field.
Meanwhile, Leford Green, the 2012 Olympic finalist in the 400m hurdles, with a best time of 48.47s, leads the field in the Men’s race. The Jamaican was part of the quartet that demoralised the USA 4x400m team at the recently concluded Penn Relays.
Green will contest against a pair of Guyanese – Kelton Cumberbatch and Alistair McLean- last year’s winner from Haiti Jojo Petite-Homme, and his compatriots Romel Lewis and Andre Clarke.