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MVP, Sprintec clash to highlight Milo Relays

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:14 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau

The Milo Western Relays will take the spotlight at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall today with MVP/UTech and Sprintec/G.C. Foster College set to go head-to-head for the first time this season.

The two club giants will be also joined by a number of the island's leading high schools from the western region.

Head coach of the Sprintec and G.C. Foster College teams, Maurice Wilson, said they are looking forward to putting on show quality performances although they might not be at full strength as some of his athletes just came back from indoor meets in Europe.

"We expect to as usual entertain the western end of the island with some excellent performances," said Wilson who is also the acting principal of G.C. Foster College.

President of MVP, Bruce James, said his club will not be in full force until summer but he is anticipating a great meet they love competing in front of the fans in Montego Bay.

"It's going to be exciting. I spoke to coach Paul Francis earlier today and he is also looking forward to a good show," said James.

When asked about the growing rivalry between MVP/UTech and Sprintec/G.C. Foster College both Wilson and James said they are looking forward to it this year.

"I think a lot of my athletes would have matured that speaks well to how they should be able to perform with a bit more confidence.

Some of them got the experience of going to the World Championships and that should make a big difference so I expect the rivalry to be a bit more intense than it was last year," said Wilson.

"I think Spintec has put together a fabulous organisation in terms of coaches, athletes and support staff. I know they are going to be coming hard at us as well.

I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what their team will be putting up against both UTech and MVP tomorrow (today)," said James.