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Sprint Queen /American sprinter to arrive

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2008 | 3:43 PM

Jamaica’s sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown and American top sprinter Tyson Gay are among the athletes scheduled to arrive in the island later this afternoon for the Jamaica International Invitational track and field meet.

The meet is scheduled for Saturday evening at the National Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.

Gay is scheduled to arrive at 2.15p.m., while Campbell-Brown is booked to get in at 4.55 p.m.

Campbell-Brown is down to run the 200 metres where she will face Americans Shalonda Solomon and Bianca Knight, who earlier this year, broke her 200 metres indoor college record.

The event will also include Jamaica’s Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Aleen Bailey.

Gay, who won both the 100 and 200 metres at last year’s World Championships, will compete in the 200.

The American will face Jamaicans Marvin Anderson, Chris Williams, the 2003 World Championships silver medallist and Clement Campbell, along with Brendon Christian of Antigua and Barbuda.