SPORTS – Barbados to participate in Grenada invitational

Barbados will again be represented when the 2nd Grenada Invitational Track & Field Meet takes place on April 21 at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium.

Six Barbadians competed in the inaugural event last year, with Shane Brathwaite (Men’s 110m Hurdles), Janeil Craig (Men’s Javelin Throw) and Jade Bailey (Women’s 100m B) among the winners.

This year, Kierre Beckles (Women’s 100m Hurdles), Sada Williams (Women’s 200/400), Ramon Gittens (Men’s 100m), Anthonio Mascoll (Men’s 800m) and Greggmar Swift (Men’s 110m Hurdles) have already been confirmed for the Meet in St George’s.

Hurdler Shane Brathwaite has been confirmed for the meet

Barbados will also participate in a Southern Caribbean Invitational Relay that will include schools from Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Grenada.

One Boys school from each of these islands has been invited to compete against the top four schools from Grenada as part of the Grenada Invitational in 2018.

Organisers say they have reached out to schools here in Barbados, and Christ Church Foundation, through Seibert Strachan, has accepted the invitation in principle.

“We understand that the school will also be attending the Penn Relays, so this event will provide a warm up for the team.

“This year we have considered and started with the boys as a trial and we hope to add other elements [to] this initiative in 2019,” Meet organiser Michael Bascombe said in a statement.

The Grenada Invitational will also include participants from Cuba, with 15 athletes including their 18-year-old long jumper Maykel Masso. American world 100m champion Justin Gatlin is also confirmed for the Meet.

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