The Bermuda Invitational, set for Friday May 11, will see some interesting line-ups at the National Sports Centre in Hamilton, Bermuda.

On paper, American LaShawn Merritt and Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago are the big names​.

Merritt, who won the 400m titles at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Berlin 2009 and Moscow 2013 World Championships, and Gordon, the London 2012 bronze medallist winner, are not on top of their games, at least at this time of the season.

The two will go up against T&T’s Renny Quow and American Brycen Spratling in the men’s 400m.

Gordon is also listed for the men’s 200m where he takes on Guyanese Winston George.

Jamaicans Everton Clarke and Sheldon Mitchell, along with Bermudan Harold Houston, Jason Rodgers of St. Kitts and Nevis, plus the Americans Kyree King and Jeff Demps, will start on even ground in the men’s 100m.

Deuce Carter of Jamaica, Ronald Forbes of Cayman Islands and Josh Thompson of USA are expected to line up in the men’s 110m hurdles.

Bermudan Tyrone Smith is entered for the men’s long jump, while Chad Wright of Jamaica will throw the shot where American Josg Freeman is the man to beat.

On the women’s side, Tynia Gaither of Bahamas takes on American Candace McGrone in the women’s 100m.

McGrone will also run the half lap event against fellow American Cierra White and BVI’s Tahesia Harrigan-Scott.

Jamaicans Kimberly Williamson and Daniel Atkinson-Grier take part in the women’s high jump.


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