Ruky Abdulai will make her season's debut Wednesday evening at the Lafarge High Performance meet at Rotary Stadium.
Abdulai, a member of the Valley Royals and a world-class athlete in the heptathlon qualified for selection to the London Olympics last summer by scoring 6,212 points in placing 13th at the World Championships in Daegu, Korea.
But rigorous training routine resulted in Abdulai suffering a foot injury. After surgery and a long recovery and with the Canadian championships in Edmonton the last week June fast approaching, Abdulai decided she had to get going or give up her Olympic dreams.
All athletes competing in London must take part in Edmonton and finish no less then third in their event.
On Wednesday night Abdulai will take part in the 100 metre hurdles and javelin, two of the seven-event heptathlon that are key to her success in both Edmonton and London.
Jarid Vaughan, one of Canada's most dependable sprinters and a former NCAA competitor for a university in Texas will run in the men's 100m on Wednesday. With a best time in the 100m of 10.51 seconds, Vaughan is a favourite to win the short sprint on.
The main part of the Lafarge meet begins at 6: 20 p.m. and continues until 8: 20 p.m. There is no admittance charge.