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Jamaicans Always Shine at Penn Relays, Five to Remember for 2016

Christoper Taylor, Jamaican Athlete
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Jamaican athletes are always star achievers at the annual Penn Relays, and the ISSA Boys & Girls Champs that just occurred provide a preview of some of the top performers for the 2016 staging of the event. Christopher Taylor of Calabar is the Age 15 World Record holder in the 400 meters and set two meet records with times of 20.8 in the 200 meters and 46.33 in the 400 meters. Akeem Bloomfield of Kingston College defended his Boys 16-19 Class 1 title in the 400 meters with a time of 46.12. He became the first Jamaican prep athlete to break through the 45-second barrier in 2015 with a National Junior Record of 44.93. Junelle Bromfield of St. Elizabeth Technical is the defending Penn Relays champion in the 400-meter hurdles and swept three competitions at the Girls 17-18 Class 1, Nigel Ellis, also of St. Elizabeth Technical, took a short sprint double in the Boys 16-19 Class 1, running the distance in 10.19 seconds with no wind and 20.76 seconds into a headwind. The Kingston College Boys 4×100-meter relay team won the Boys 16-19 Class 1 4×400 relay with a time of 39.87 seconds; Jamaica College was runner-up with 40.24.  The Penn Relays, track & field competition will be on April 28–30, 2016

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