Wariner set for first ever T&T Relay Carnival
American track star Jeremy Wariner is among the big names expected to compete in the first Trinidad and Tobago Relay Carnival today at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.
Wariner was scheduled to arrive in T&T last night for the event, where he is slated to run the 4x100m relay today, and the 4x400m relay tomorrow. Both are curtain closing events on their respective days. International and regional high school teams from Canada, USA, Suriname, Bahamas, Jamaica, Antigua and Trinidad and Tobago will also compete at the Relay Carnival, which runs off from 4.30 p.m. on both days.
The opening ceremony for the Carnival is at 3 p.m. today, with Minister of Sport Anil Roberts expected to be in attendance to give opening remarks.
Roberts will also distribute honorary awards to the Trinidad and Tobago 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games 4x400 relay team of Wendell Mottley, Kent Bernard, Edwin Roberts, and Edwin Skinner at today's opening.
The Relay Carnival is a prelude to the Penn Relays, hosted annually since 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field, Philadelphia.
Seven-time Soca Monarch champion and nine time road March King, Austin Lyons, 'Super Blue,' will perform during the opening ceremony.
Tickets will be available at the venue on both days at a cost of $30 for adults and $10 for children.