The National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, is set to host the Camperdown Classic 2023 meeting on Saturday, 11th February and several local stars are set to make their respective season debut. You can follow live results and updates from the meeting by clicking here, while we will provide a recap of the featured events at the conclusion of the event.
Yohan Blake, Ackeem Blake, and Briana Williams: The Notable Trio
The standout names of the meeting are undoubtedly ace sprinters Yohan Blake, Ackeem Blake, and Briana Williams, who will all be opening their respective 2023 campaigns in the 60m race.
Yohan Blake, the 2011 World 100 metres champion, will be looking to start his season on a winning note, but he is expected to face stiff competition from his Titans Track Club training partner, Ackeem Blake, who boasts a personal best of 6.61 seconds in the 60m.
Meanwhile, Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Briana Williams will headline the women’s 60m race and is eager to test her early-season preparations with a quick run. Read More: Can Abby Steiner break the American 300m record at the 2023 NYRR Millrose Games?
Other Athletes to Watch Out For
In addition to the Blake duo and Williams trio, there are several other athletes to look out for at the Camperdown Classic 2023.
Hassan Taftian of Iran, the quickest man in the field in the 60m race, will be competing alongside Emmanuel Archibald and Tyquendo Tracy of the Swept Track Club. These athletes will be hoping to get their respective seasons underway with a victory.
On the women’s side, another local talent, Jura Levy, will be among the starters hoping to surprise Williams today.
Sprint Sensation Oblique Seville No Longer Listed
In the meantime, Oblique Seville, the 2022 World Athletics Championships 100m fourth place finisher, is no longer on the start list for the men’s 60m.
Initially, Seville was listed to compete in the event, but the Glen Mills-coached sprint star, who was voted the most improved local male sprinter last season, was no longer listed among the entrants when the latest list of athletes was checked on Saturday morning.