Aliann Pompey Invitational added to World Athletics Continental Tour


St. John’s track and field assistant coach Aliann Pompey and World Athletics have announced that the Aliann Pompey Invitational will be included on the 2020 Continental Tour.

The four-time Olympian will hold the invitational in her home country of Guyana for the fifth straight year. The inaugural meet hosted 11 athletes who went on to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity not just for the Aliann Pompey Invitational, but for Guyana and athletics in the region,” Pompey said. “We’re one of two events that will be held in South America. I think this speaks to the commitment of the meet’s sponsors. For the past four years, they’ve supported the vision for the meet and its importance to the development of sports in the country and in the region. This is a collaborative effort with so many pieces.”

The tour will span across six continents and offers athletes the opportunity to receive world ranking points that will count toward the 2020 Olympic Games and World Championships.

The Aliann Pompey Invitational will take place on Saturday, June 6. (

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