JNEWS: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) fourth successful track meet

2019-Jul-25

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2019/jul/25/pompey-celebrates-fourth-successful-track-meet/

Pompey celebrates fourth successful track meet
Lois Elman | 7/25/2019, 12:07 p.m.
The Aliann Pompey Invitational in Georgetown, Guyana, named for the country’s four-time track Olympian, recently had its fourth edition

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The Aliann Pompey Invitational in Georgetown, Guyana, named for the country’s four-time track Olympian, recently had its fourth edition. The fan base has continued to grow as has the level of competition. Pompey, an assistant coach at St. John’s University, wanted to bring international competitors to the track meet and also provide exposure for the country’s young talent eager to earn U.S. athletic scholarships.

Although she was greeted with enthusiasm from the Invitational’s inception, Pompey had been concerned whether the track meet would have staying power. “There have been meets in the region that didn’t quite make it past year three,” she said. “The feedback I got from the sponsors and the athletes was really positive. I’m thrilled for year five. We’ve started talking about what we would do differently and how that would look. It’s almost safe to say it’s a fixture now.”

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Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)

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