News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 12, 2015: The world’s fastest man, Usain St. Leo Bolt along with a number of top Caribbean athletes are set to take over New York City’s Icahn Stadium tomorrow.
Bolt, who rewrote the history books with his first 100-m world record of 9.72 seconds at the same stadium seven years ago, will interestingly be competing in the BMW men’s 200-m this time around at the Adidas Grand Prix athletics meet, the 7th of the 14 Diamond League series.
Other notable Caribbean contenders in the event include Jamaica’s Rasheed Dwyer and Julian Forte, Zharnel Hughes of Anguilla and Panama’s Diamond Race leader Alonso Edward.
In the men’s 100-m, Jamaica’s Nesta Carter is set to compete against compatriots Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade as well as Keston Bledman of Trinidad & Tobago.
Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson competes in the women’s 200-m while Anthonique Strachan of The Bahamas is the other Caribbean contender.
The women’s 400-m will see Jamaica’s Christine Day, Anastasia Le Roy, Stephenie Ann McPherson and Novelene Williams-Mills as well as the talented Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas while Kimarra Mcdonald of Jamaica is going up against a large U.S. cast in the women’s 800-m.
Cuba’s Orlando Ortega will compete in the men’s 110m hurdles along with Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite while two of Jamaica’s leading female hurdlers in the Williams’ sisters Danielle and Shermaine will lead the Caribbean charge in the women’s 100-m hurdles.
A number of Caribbean stars are also set to compete in field events including Jamaica’s O’Dayne Richards in the men’s shot put and Cuban triple jump sensation Pedro Pablo Pichardo.
The Adidas Grand Prix meet represents the last competitive fixture for some top athletes from Jamaica and the United States two weeks before their Senior National trials.
The meet schedule is as follows:
1:04 p.m. EST – Men’s 400m Hurdles – (Michael Tinsley, Jehue Gordon, Bershawn Jackson, Jeffery Gibson, Annsert White, Javier Culson, LJ Van Zyl)
1:13 p.m. EST -Women’s 3000m SteepleChase
1:25 p.m. EST -Men’s Triple Jump (Will Claye, Pedro Pablo Pichardo)
1:31 p.m. EST -Women’s 400m – (Stephenie Ann McPherson, Shaunae Miller, Francena McCorory, DeeDee Trotter, Novelene Williams-Mills, Christine Ohuruogu, Natasha Hastings)
1:37 p.m. EST -Men’s 5000m
1:45 p.m. EST -Men’s Shot Put (Ryan Whiting, O’Dayne Richards, Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, Joe Kovacs and Tom Walsh)
1:58p.m. EST -Women’s 100m Hurdles (Cindy Billaud, Danielle Williams, Shermaine Williams, Lolo Jones, Sharika Nelvis, Tenaya Jones)
2:06 p.m. EST -Adidas Women’s 200m (Kimberlyn Duncan, Sherone Simpson, Tori Bowie, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, Anthonique Strachan, Tiffany Townsend)
2:16 p.m. EST -Adidas Men’s 100m ( Trell Kimmons, Nickel Ashmeade, Tyson Gay, Nesta Carter, Keston Bledman, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Diondre Batson)
2:25 p.m. EST -Women’s 800m (Brenda Martinez, Charlene Lipsey, Janeth Jepkosgei, Ajee Wilson, Chanelle Price, Jennifer Meadows)
2:36 p.m. EST -Men’s 110m Hurdles (Jeff Porter, Jason Richardson, David Oliver, Aleec Harris, Orlando Ortega, Garfield Darien, Ronnie Ash, Ryan Wilson)
2:45 p.m. EST -Adidas Men’s 800m (Matthew Centrowitz, Duane Solomon, David Rudisha, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, Leonel Manzano and Mark English)
2:54 p.m. EST – BMW Men’s 200m (Charles Silmon, Alonso Edward, Warren Weir, Richard Thompson, Usain Bolt, Curtis Mitchell, Rasheed Dwyer)