Alana Reid and Alexis James Secure Double Victory for Jamaica at Carifta Games
Alana Reid and Alexis James Secure Double Victory for Jamaica at Carifta Games

MARYLAND, USA (May 3) – Some of the world’s most talented track and field athletes are set to compete this weekend at the Puma East Coast International Showcase in Maryland. The event promises to be an exciting showcase of athleticism and competition, as rising stars from Jamaica face off against some of America’s most skilled high school athletes.

Among the Jamaican athletes in attendance is Alexis James, a rising star who is expected to make her mark on the competition. Alongside James, other talented Jamaican athletes such as Alana Reid, Bryan Levell, Delano Kennedy, and Rickianna Russell will showcase their skills at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex.

Despite the chilly weather forecasted for the weekend, with temperatures in the forties, James is feeling confident. In fact, she believes that the cold weather will only help her build strength and endurance, making her an even more formidable opponent on the track.

As the competition heats up, it’s sure to be a thrilling weekend of top-notch athletics, with some of the world’s best young athletes going head to head in pursuit of glory.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.