Ameer Webb leads cast of rocketmen

Three time Diamond League winner Ameer Webb (USA) is one of the leading entries for the 100 (sponsored by Athletics Leinster) at this year’s Morton Games. Webb has an outstanding pedigree, he was a 5th place finisher in the 200 at the 2017 World Championships in London and is a two time US champion, 2017 and 2018. He has a 100 PB of 9.94 and a seasons best of 10.10. Recently he made the final of both the 100 and 200 at the US Championships placing 7th in the 100 final and taking bronze in the 200 final. Indoors last February he placed 2nd in the Millrose Games in New York over 60m.

Making his first visit to Morton Games on August 21st is Ramon Gittens from Barbados. Gittens is a two time Olympian, 2012 and 2016 and bronze medallist at the World Indoor 60m in 2016 in Portland. Gittens has competed in Ireland in the past at the Cork City Sports but this will be the 10.02 PB man’s first race in Dublin.

Also confirmed is defending Morton 100 champion Sean McLean (USA). McLean who has a 10.01 PB will be making his third visit to Morton Games.

Another confirmed 10 second man is Cordero Gray (USA) who has a 10.03 PB and making an return to Morton Games is Everton Clarke (JAM), 2018 World Indoor 60 semi-finalist and 2018 4 x 100 Commonwealth bronze medallist. Clarke has a 10.08 PB standing to his credit.

With the already confirmed Canadian trio of Sam Effah, Bismark Boateng and Ben Williams the Men’s 100, sponsored by Athletics Leinster, looks to have one of the deepest fields ever assembled for the Santry Meet.

The home challenge will be spearheaded by Marcus Lawler, World Universities bronze medallist, Stephen Gaffney, Lawler and Gaffney were silver and bronze medallists respectively in the 200 at this year’s National Championships, and Jason Smyth.

Morton Games will kick off on August 21st with the two qualifying races in the 100 with the final then down for an 8 p.m. start.