THE PACERS Track Club will represent Bermuda in the Russell E Blunt East Coast Invitational Track Meet for the 19th time this weekend.

This yearâs twenty-member team will compete in 52 individual and two 4x400 relays. The team, which ranges in age from eight to 18, will be travelling with four executive members, three coaches and a number of parents and friends.

Carifta athletes Richard Walcott, Henry Talbot and Danielle Watson are the oldest members of the team. Walcott will compete in the 800 and 1500 metres for the 17-18 boyâs age group, while Talbot will be doing the same races in the 15-16 boyâs age group. Watson will compete in the 200 and 400 metres for the girls 15-16 age group.

All three athletes have competed at this meet four or five times before and therefore know what to expect.

LaTroya Darrell and Sancha Simmons will compete in the girls 13-14 age group. Darrell will compete in the 400 metres, high jump and long jump. Simmons will compete in the shot putt and discus throw.

The 11-12 boys and girls age group will have five athletes, Harold Tre Houston, Kumar Grant and Justin Collis for the boys and Deanne Lightbourne and Akilah Reid for the girls. Last year Houston set two records for the boyâs 9-10 100 and 200 metres. This year, along with Grant, he will compete in the 100, 200 and long jump. Justin Collis will be competing in this event for the first time and he will compete in the 800 and 1500 metres. Collis won both his 3000 and 1500 metre races in a meet earlier this year in Boston. Lightbourne and Reid will both compete in the 400 and 800 metres. This is the first time Reid, who will also participate in high jump, has attended this meet.

There will be nine athletes in the 9-10 boys and girls age group. The girls are Charlene Grant, Kiara Baxter, Venicia Raynor and Ashley Harris. Grant and Raynor will compete in the 400, 800 and long jump and Baxter will compete in the 100, 200 and long jump. This is also Harrisâ first time at this meet and she will compete in the 200 and 400 metres.

All four of these girls make up the 4x400-metre relay team. In the boyâs group first-timers Dorian Armstrong in the 800 and 1500 metres, Tiaaz Sharpe and DontŽ Leverock in the 100, 200 and long jump and Reggie Lambe in the 400, 800 and high jump. These four are the 4x400-metre relay team. Also in this age group is Roger Lee who is in the 200, 400 and high jump.

The youngest member on the team is eight-year-old Trey Simmons and this will be his first time at the meet. He will compete in the boyâs eight and under 400, 1500 and long jump. During Treyâs first overseas meet in Boston this year, he won all three of his events.

The team left on Wednesday and will return next Tuesday.