Caribbean Athletes Shine At The Penn Relays

G-C Foster wins at Penn 2016. (Penn Relays image)
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Jamaican fans dominated the stands as usual at Penn Relays 2016. (Penn Relays Facebook image)


By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Sun. May 1, 2016: While the competition was clearly between the USA and Jamaica as is usual at the Penn Relays, several Caribbean athletes shone brightly as the annual relays came to a close Saturday afternoon. Here are some results you should know:

USA vs. the World Men 4×100

Jamaica’s male squad of Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Foote, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey bested the US men’s blue team of Sean McLean, Wallace Spearmon, Calesio Newman and Remontay McClain to win in a time of 38.70. St. Kitts’ Jason Rogers, Antoine Adams, Allistar Clarke and Brijesh Lawrance were third in a time of 39.49.

USA vs. the World Women 4×100

While the Jamaican team of Gayon Evans, Elaine Thompson, Kerron Stewart and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were bested into second place by the US’ Tianna Bartoletta, Candyce McGrone, Kimberlyn Duncan and Carmelita Jeter, they still managed a 42.90 finish. Trinidad & Tobago’s Kelly Ann Baptiste, Michelle Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Khalifa St. Fort were third in a time of 43.43.

High School Boys’ 400m Hurdles Championship

Rayan Holmes of Edwin Allen High School of Clarendon, Jamaica won in a time of 52.47 while Rivaldo Leacock of             Christ Church, Barbados won in a time of 52.82.
High School Boys’ 4×100 Championship of America

Jamaica’s Kingston College dominated this race to take the win as Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson and Tyreke Bryan took the gold in a time of 39.63. Calabar’s Xavier Angus, Fabian Hewitt, Michael Stephens and Seanie Selvin were third in a time of 39.89.

High School Boys’ 4×800 Championship of America

St. Jago boys won at Penn 2016. (Penn Relays Facebook image)

Jamaica’s St. Jago’s Eric McKenzie, Joel Jean Pierre, Keenan Lawrence and Leon Clarke took the gold in 7:33.71.  St. Elizabeth Tech also of Jamaica was second in 7:35.20.

High School Boys’ 4×100 Small Schools

Andre Edwards, Romel Plummer, Rushane Edwards and Delano Williams of Munroe College, Jamaica won in a time of 41.13 while The Bahamas’ Johnathan Smith, Kendrick Thompson, Javan Martin and Holland Martin of Tabernacle, Freeport were second in 41.17.

College Men’s 4×200 IC4A

G-C Foster wins at Penn 2016. (Penn Relays image)

Romario Willams, Colin King, Everton Clarke and Vashan Grant of G.C. Foster College of Jamaica won in 1:23.60.