2012 Olympic Games 200m bronze medalist Warren Weir has been called up to play for Jamaica's Rugby Sevens team at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Baranquilla, Colombia later this month. From the track to the field, 28 year old sprinter Weir could make his debut for the Reggae Crocs at the July 19 to August 3 Games.
Weir, an Olympic and World Championhip medallist over 200 mtres, was named in the rugby squad, but could not be reached by RJR Sports by phone on Thursday to confirm his participation. However, head coach Huntley Anderson says Weir is key to his plans with the winner of the Rugby Sevens tournament at the CAC Games set to qualify for the Pan Am Games in Peru next year.
Meanwhile, 18 year old Mikel Facey who is the youngest player on Jamaica's senior squad, says he is looking forward to learning from Weir how he can get quicker.
Facey and Anderson departed the island on Thursday with other members of the delegation to participate in the Rugby Americas North Under-19 Championship which commences this weekend.
America will face USA, Mexico and the Cayman Islands in the tournament.
Jamaica's first game of the Under 19 Championship will be this Sunday against Mexico while their last game will be on July 14 against the Cayman Islands.
After that, Facey and coach Huntley Anderson will head to San Francisco, California for the Rugby Sevens World Cup.