Shaunae Miller (left) winning the 200m from Tori Bowie (right) at the 2015 Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston (organisers / Errol Anderson) © Copyright
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Miller and Stowers looking for repeat wins in Kingston

Shaunae Miller and Jasmin Stowers, two of the stand-out performers at last year’s Jamaica International Invitational, will return to Kingston for this year’s edition of the IAAF World Challenge meeting on 7 May.

Miller set a Bahamian 200m record of 22.14 in the Jamaican capital last year, beating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tori Bowie, who went on to take gold and bronze respectively at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. Miller's time also equalled the meeting record.

Miller, the 2010 world junior and 2011 world youth champion, returned to her specialist distance of 400m at the World Championships last year and took the silver medal with a PB of 49.67.

Stowers set a Caribbean all-comers’ record of 12.39 to win the 100m hurdles last year in Kingston, comfortably beating Danielle Williams who went on to win the world title in Beijing.

Miller and Stowers are two of the six latest additions announced by the meeting organisers.

Commonwealth champion Andrew Riley will line up for the 110m hurdles against US Olympian Jeff Porter and Aleec Harris, the winner in Kingston last year.

Olympic finalist Ryan Bailey, who finished second in Kingston last year in 9.93, will contest the 100m again.