Jamaica Sports News

Jamaica Sports News: April 25th – May 1st, 2015

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JAMAICA’S ATHLETES WIN BIG ON LAST DAY AT PENN RELAYS—04/25/15
Senior athletes from Jamaica, college students and high school boys from the island all had a big final day at the 121st staging of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The seniors took two USA vs Rest of the World titles. The high school boys and colleges that included Calabar, St, Elizabeth Technical and the University of Technology took Championship of America titles. Members of the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team won that competition for the third consecutive year with a time of 43.70 seconds.

JAMAICA’S IAAF/BTC TEAM HEADED BY BOLT AND FRASER-PRYCE—04/26/15
Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the sprint champions of Jamaica, will lead the 44-member squad of Jamaican athletes to the IAAF/BTC World Relays in the Bahamas in 2015. The event will take place on the 2 and 3 of May. At the inaugural staging of the event in 2014, Jamaica took second place in the Golden Baton rankings, following the United States, which ranked first. The Jamaican 4×200-meter relay team set a world record, however, with a time of 1:18:63.

TWO GREAT JAMAICAN WOMEN SPRINTERS SET TO COMPETE AT DIAMOND LEAGUE—04/30/15
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown, two of the greatest Jamaican women sprinters, will join other world and Olympic champions of track and field at the 2015 Diamond League competition in Shanghai, China, on May 17, 2015. Fraser-Pryce and Brown will compete in the 100-meters at the second meeting of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League series.

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