By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 19, 2018: Here are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, April 19, 2019:
SEVEN CARIBBEAN NATIONS FOR PENN RELAYS 2019
Athletes from several high schools and colleges in seven Caribbean nations are set to compete at this year’s 125th running of the Penn Relays from April 25-27th.
They will come from Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
From the Turks and Caicos, Clement Howell High School under the guidance of coach Randy Ford will compete in High School Girls’ 4×100 and High School Girls’ 4×400 events.
From Trinidad, Fatima College will compete in the High School Boys’ 4×100 and the High School Boys’ 4×400 while St. Vincent Grammar School of Kingstown, St. Vincent will also compete in those races.
Barbados’ Windsor High School as well as Guyana’s Fort Wellington Secondary, New Campbellville Secondary and Guyana Technical Institute College of New Amsterdam are all set to compete in this year’s Relays as well.
From the Bahamas, Bishop Michael Eldon School, Nassau Christian Acdemy, Queen’s College High School, St. Augustine’s College, Saint John’s College, Tabernacle Academy as well as the University of the Bahamas are all set to compete.
Jamaica as usual still has the largest contingent of any Caribbean nation.
They are as follows:
G.C. Foster (St. Catherine)
Knox CC (Clarendon)
UWI Mona (Kingston)
Alpha Academy (Kingston)
Bridgeport (St. Catherine)
Cornwall Coll (St. James)
Dinthill Tech (St. Catherine)
Edwin Allen (Clarendon)
Enid Bennett (Bog Walk)
Garvey Maceo (Clarendon)
Godfrey Stewart (Westmoreland)
Greater Portmore (St. Catherine)
Green Island (Hanover)
Herbert Morrison (Montego Bay)
Holmwood Tech (Christiana)
Hydel (St. Catherine)
Immaculate Conception (Kingston)
Jamaica College (Kingston)
Kingston College (East Kingston)
Munro College (St. Elizabeth) Papine (Kingston)
Rhodes Hall (Lucea, Hanover)
Ruseas (Lucea, Hanover)
Spalding (Clarendon) St. Andrew Girls (Kingston)
St. Catherine (St. Catherine)
St. Elizabeth Tech (Santa Cruz)
St. Jago (St. Catherine)
Tacius Golding (St. Catherine)
The Queen’s School (Kingston)
Vere Technical (Clarendon) and
Wolmer’s Boys (Kingston).
Team Jamaica Bickle founder and CEO, Irwine Clare, says he is proud of his support to Caribbean athletes for the Penn Relays for the past 25 years.
“When we look at what we have been able to achieve in the last 25 years, we are so very proud and grateful to our strong community partners (individuals and businesses) who have helped along our journey to this milestone year for us,” he said.
Clare also thanked Grace Foods for its support through the years. “We are more committed to our athletes and ambassadors than ever before and will remain true to our mission,” he added.
WEST INDIES CRICKET
Former West Indies captain, Ramnaresh Sarwan, has been hired as a batting consultant ahead of the West Indies for Cricket World Cup that gets underway in May.
Sarwan has already started working with the batting group at a training camp in Barbados ahead of a tour to Ireland next month.
“I am very excited to be here. When I received the call from Jimmy, I was very overwhelmed at being asked to assist West Indies cricket again,” said Sarwan.