One of the major drawing cards of the Milo Western Relays is the chance for fans to see some of the island's senior athletes race early in the season.
The meet was not held at its customary venue at the Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay, but instead at the GC Foster College and it drew a massive crowd who got to see some great running from quite a few of the country's Olympians.
MVP Track Club is ever present at the relays and two of their veterans — Asafa Powell and Nesta Carter — featured in the men's 4x100m relay.
Carter ran the leadoff leg, while Powell was on the anchor as MVP finished second in 39.31s behind Sprintec Track Club (39.21s) which has its base at GC Foster College.
Former national champion Oshane Bailey anchored for Sprintec and was able to hold off Powell down the homestretch, but the former world record holder was not bothered by finishing second.
Despite effectively missing out o
n his pre-season, the “Sub-10 King” believes that with the World Championships being held late this year, he has enough time to work himself into perfect shape once more.