Powell to race Tajay Gayle, Fraser-Pryce faces Shauna Helps over 60m at Milo Western Relays

By February 06, 2020

 In light of the postponement of the World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China, organisers of the Milo Western Relays have responded to a request from several of Jamaica’s elite athletes to include the 60m dash in the schedule of the meet set for Saturday, February 8, at the GC Foster College in St. Catherine.

According to meet organizer Ray Harvey, MVP Track Club, UTech and Speed Unit Track Club, requested that he add three 60-metres races the schedule. As a result, the first of those three races will be run at 9:40 am.

In that race, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will line up alongside Shauna Helps, Jodean Williams, Ezinne Okparaebo of Norway and four other athletes.

In the second race Utech athletes Ojamu Graham, Marcus Brown and Tarisco Bell will line up against five other athletes including Chaquille Sam of Montserrat.

The final 60-metre dash former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will face World Long Jump champion Tajay Gayle and Nesta Carter.

Julian Forte, Austin Hamilton of Sweden are also listed among the starters.

Ray Harvey said the races are expected to be a treat for all the spectators who turn up to the venue on Saturday.

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