Olympic champion Omar McLeod will make his season debut in the sprint hurdles at the American Track League Meeting #3 at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, AR. on Sunday (7).
McLeod Hunts Hurdles Title
McLeod opened his season in the open 60m sprint and finished sixth in 6.70 seconds during the American Track League Meeting #1.
However, he’s now decided to move back to his specialty at running the hurdles.
On Sunday, the Jamaican will lineup in the men’s 60m hurdles for the first time this season and will go up against the likes of Eddie Lovett of the US Virgin Islands, Trinidadian Ruebin Walters, Shane Brathwaite of Barbados, Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus, and a host of Americans, led by Michael Dickson.
McLeod owns a personal best of 7.41 second for the 60m hurdles, a performance in which he used to win the World Indoor title at the 2016 edition in Portland, USA.
European Indoor champion from 2019 Trajkovic, will be hoping to get his season off to a good start when he takes on McLeod. The 28-year-old Olympic finalist has a lifetime best of 7.51 seconds from 2018.
Watch Out For Dickson?
Meanwhile, USA’s Dickson, who ran a personal best of 7.54 to finish second to countryman Grant Holloway (7.35 =AR WL) at the opening meeting, will be looking to extend his impressive start to the campaign and he too will be hoping to upset the Olympic champion this weekend.
Elsewhere, Lovett will be making his second appearance in the event this season after finishing fifth at American Track League #1 on Jan. 24.
Brathwaite, meanwhile, will be making his first appearance of the new campaign. He owns a personal best of 7.64 in the 60m hurdles, which was set during the semi-finals of the world indoors in 2016.
Walters was third in the first meeting of series and clocked 7.65.
Americans Trevor Bassitt, Ryan Fontenot and Arthur Price are also among the list of starters.