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Star cast for UWI meet

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The Usain Bolt Track at the University of West Indies (UWI) will take centre stage today as a host of the country's senior athletes from top clubs will be in action while some of the leading high-school teams will do battle for the final time before Boys and Girls' Championships.

The seniors are expected to attract all the attention, as several are expected to line up in London this summer at the Olympic Games. Among the females, MVP will be well represented by 100m Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, World Championships 400m hurdles silver medallist Melaine Walker, Kaliese Spencer, the World Championships 400m hurdles finalist, and Shericka Jackson, the Worlds' 400m finalist.

The MVP men's cast will be headed by former 100m world record holder, Asafa Powell, World Indoor 60m silver medallist Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and high jumper Germaine Mason.

Racers Track Club will be represented by Kenroy Anderson, Marvin Anderson, Warren Weir and Jermaine Gonzales, among the men; while Shereefa Lloyd, Davita Prendergast, Rosemarie Whyte and the vastly improved Schillone Calvert number among their female stars.

- Raymond Graham