News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Weds. April 24, 2013: It will be a USA vs. Jamaica showdown again at the annual Penn Relays this year, especially in the Men’s 4×100-m, Women’s 4×100-m and Women’s 4x400m Relay at the Ben Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Days away from the start of the 119th Penn Relays, USA Track and Field Team USA announced the Men’s 4×100-m will feature Olympic silver relay medalists Justin Gatlin, Trell Kimmons, Ryan Bailey, Doc Patton and Jeff Demps going up against the Jamaican team of Nesta Carter of the 2012 Olympic gold medal relay, along with Jason Young, Kimari Roach, Dexter Lee and Rasheed Dwyer.
In the Women’s 4×100-m, the Team USA women will be the record setting relay line-up of Allyson Felix, Tianna (nee’ Madison) Bartoletta, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter facing-off against Jamaica silver medal Olympic team with two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart. The international field will also include: the Bahamas, Canada, Germany, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago.
And in the Women’s 4x400m Relay 2012 Olympic gold medalists Sanya Richards-Ross, Allyson Felix, DeeDee Trotter and Francena McCorory will face three members of Jamaica’s bronze medal team with Christine Day, Shericka Williams and Novlene Mills.
For more information on USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays and the 2013 USATF Outdoor Championship Series, visit www.usatf.org.
The annual Penn Relays is set for April 25-27. Team Jamaica Bickle will again be hosting Caribbean athletes at Penn.
For tickets to the Relays log on to https://tkt.xosn.com/tickets/TicketHome.dbml?DB_LANG=C&&DB_OEM_ID=1700&_MODE_=PERFORMERCATEGORY&SALE_TKT_PERFORMER_ID=15869&SALE_TKT_SALE_CATEGORIES_ID=7706&KEY=&DB_OEM_ID=1700&DB_LANG=C&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT=