World Express Athletes Travel to Guadeloupe, Jamaica and
Sherridan Kirk defends his title in Jamaica, Four go to Guadeloupe and Joel Brown goes to Jesse Owens Classic
April 29, 2008 - Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe
World Express Athletic Management has confirmed lanes for six of its world-class T&F athletes this weekend. After a successful weekend at Penn Relays and Drake Relays, the international and highly competitive track meets will take center stage. All of the coming meets are in preparation for the Olympic Trials scheduled for late June.
Trinidad & Tobago’s Sherridan Kirk will travel to the Jamaica Invitational on May 3rd in Kingston Jamaica to defend his 800m title. Last year, Kirk destroyed the field in the men’s 800m run winning by over 2 secs. posting a 1:46 clocking. This year seems to be no different as coach Chris Fox notes that Kirk is in fantastic shape. Kirk skipped the World Indoor Championships to focus on the Olympic Games and running a 1:44 or better performance.
Recent world-record setter Joel Brown will travel back to his alma mater for the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus Ohio on Saturday May 3rd. Brown is looking to get his season on track and what better place than in front of a hometown crowd. The Ohio State graduate holds several school and track records for Ohio State while competing as a Buckeye and looks to put on a show for the fans and OSU alumni. Brown is in great condition as he has run :20.55 for 200m (Int. Freedom Games on April 19th) and this weekend split :13.21 on the WR shuttle relay as well as a :46.37 clocking on the World All-Stars 4×400m relay in the USA vs World events at Penns.
Arriving today in the french region for the Le Grand Prix d’Athlétisme Région Guadeloupe meeting is Ivory Williams, Reggie Witherspoon, Dexter Faulk and Jessica Cousins. Ivory Williams will open his outdoor season in the 100 meters looking to improve on his lifetime best of :10.13 set last year. Witherspoon, Faulk and Cousins all competed at Drake and look for warmer weathers to post faster times this outdoors. Cousins placed 3rd at Drake with a :52.83 performance against strong winds and the cold. Witherspoon has clocked splits of :45.7 and :45.5 on the WACO All-Stars 4×400m relay at both Texas Southern & Texas Relays. He also ran a season opening :20.79 for 200m at the Michael Johnson Invitational. Faulk is looking for redemption after two races with hurdle crashing causing subpar performances at both Kansas & Drake Relays.
After this weekend, the group will travel to another french region island for the 13th Grand Prix Meeting
of the General Council of Martinique. Scheduled to open his 2008 outdoor season will be the USA’s Mark Jelks (:10.02). Jelks was a member of the USA World Championship team in Osaka this summer and looks to make his first Olympic team. In all, World Express will have six (6) athletes competing in Martinique. Start lists will be posted as the meet draws closer.
Joel Brown has been confirmed for the 110H at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix 2008 in Doha on May 9th.
Bryan Steele (JAM - 400H) and Melissa DeLeon (T&T - 800m) have been confirmed for the Ponce GP Meeting in Puerto Rico on May 17th.
For more information on any of our athletes please visit our website at http://www.worldexpressmgmt.com. Check our website for all meet results and news regarding all of our athletes.
Mark A. Pryor
World Express Athletic Mgmt.