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Jamaican Athletes Turn in Outstanding Performances at Penn Relays

Jamaica Penn Relays 2016
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The main competition at the annual Penn Relays was again between Jamaica and the United States, and Jamaicans did well. In the 4×100 Men’s World competition, Jamaica’s team of Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Foote, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey defeated the U.S. men’s blue team. In the Women’s 4×100, the Jamaican team of Gayon Evans, Elaine Thompson, Kerron Stewart and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won second place after the U.S. In the High School Boys’ 400m Hurdles Championship, Rayan Holmes of Edwin Allen High School in Clarendon won in a time of 52.47 seconds. High School Boys’ 4×100 Championship of America was dominated by Jamaica’s Kingston College squad of Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson and Tyreke Bryan took the gold with a time of 39.63 seconds.In the High School Boys’ 400m Hurdles Championship, Rayan Holmes of Edwin Allen High School of Clarendon, Jamaica won in a time of 52.47. In the High School Boys’ 4×800 Championship of America, 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. In the High School Boys’ 4×100 Small Schools, Andre Edwards, Romel Plummer, Rushane Edwards and Delano Williams of Munroe College in Jamaica won in a time of 41.13, and in the College Men’s 4×200 IC4A, Romario Willams, Colin King, Everton Clarke and Vashan Grant of G.C. Foster College of Jamaica won in 1:23.60.

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