By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Sun. April 28, 2017: The sun shone as brightly as the Caribbean athletes who excelled at the 123rd running of the annual Penn Relays between April 27-29. So who were the Caribbean athletes who excelled? Here are our top picks:
Congrats to the Jamaican women’s 4×100 meters relay team of Christania Williams, Kerron Stewart, Gayon Evans and Elaine Thompson who beat back Team USA’ blue and red teams to win the US versus the world show down in a time of 42.25.
Congrats to the Jamaican men’s 4×400 meters relay team of Martin Manley, Leford Green, Jermain Gayle (46.05) and Fitzroy Dunkley who beat Team USA Red in a time of 3:03.14.
Big up to Jamaica’s Stephanie-Ann McPherson, Shericka Jackson, Dawnalee Loney (52.95) and Janieve Russell (51.02) who beat Team USA in the US versus the world World Women 4×400 meters relay in a time of 3:28.32.
Congrats to Christopher Taylor of Calabar High School Jamaica who was named the Penn Relays High School Boys Athlete of the Meet for Relay Events. Taylor ran on two Penn Relays record teams, handling the second leg on the 4×100 (39.00) and anchoring the 4×400 (3:08.59) with a 46.13 split! Calabar’s team of High School Boys’ 4×400 Championship of America Taylor, Anthony Carpenter (47.3), Aykeeme Francis (48.2), and Malik James-King (46.91) won the High School Boys’ 4×400 Championship of America in a time of 3:08.59.
Respect to Denvare Robinson (1:54.15), Rayon Buttler (1:53.20), Shemar Salmon (1:54.26) and Jauavney James (1:51.67) of St. Elizabeth Tech High School of Jamaica, who won the High School Boys’ 4×800 Championship of America in a time of 7:33.27.
Kudos to Dominica’s Thea Lafond, who won the Olympic Development women’s triple jump at 14.20m (46-7.25).
Respect to Brittney Howell of Jamaica who won the Olympic Development women’s long jump at 6.41m (21-0.5).
Congrats to Tevin Dunn of Munro College who won the High School Boys’ Triple Jump Championship with a 15.17m jump.
Congrats to Delverna Bromfield (2:12.11), Brittney Campbell (2:11.16), Nicolee Foster (2:11.22) and Chrisanni May (2:13.68) of Holmwood Tech. Jamaica for winning the High School Girls’ 4×800 Championship of America in a time of 8:48.15.
And kudos to Kasheika Cameron (12.18), Kevona Davis (10.47), Shellece Clark (10.69) and Patrice Moody (10.62) of Edwin Allen, Jamaica for winning the High School Girls’ 4×100 Championship of America.
Congrats to Roneisha McGregor (53.1), Shiann Salmon (52.7), Charokee Young (53.31) and Abigail Brooks (54.88) of Hydel High school Jamaica on winning the High School Girls’ 4×400 Championship of America.
Respect to Chadni Hinds, Mercel Miller, Denish Glave and Daniel Glave of G.C. Foster, Jamaica on winning the College Men’s Sprint Medley Championship of America Invitational in a time of 3:16.15.
Congrats to Lushane Wilson of St. Jago, Jamaica who won the High School Boys’ High Jump Championship with a jump of 2.18m.
Big up to Roje Stona also of St. Jago, Jamaica who won the High School Boys’ Discus Throw Championship with a throw of 64.86m.
And respect to Jan Moreu, Luis Espada and Rachelle De Orbeta of Puerto Rico, who were second and third, respectively, in the Olympic Development Men’s 10k Racewalk. De Orbeta was second in the Olympic Development Women’s 5K Racewalk.