Friday 6 December, 2019

Edwin Allen break 4x100m record at Penn Relays

Members of Edwin Allen High's 4x100m team celebrate after winning the championship final at the Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Members of Edwin Allen High's 4x100m team celebrate after winning the championship final at the Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Edwin Allen High retained their High School Girls’ 4x100 Championship of America title in record-breaking fashion at the 125th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Friday.

The Michael Dyke-coached team with Serena Cole, Kevona Davis and twin sisters Tina and Tia Clayton won in an impressive 43.62 seconds to erase the 2017 championship record of 43.96 the school set in 2017. Davis was also a member of the 2017 team.

Jamaican high school teams occupied the first six places with Hydel High finishing second in 44.69 and St Jago, third in 44.78.

Holmwood Technical High finished fourth in 45.04. Excelsior High (45.75) and St Catherine High (45.99) crossed the line in fifth and sixth.

Edwin Allen High also secured another championship victory. The Clarendon-based school won its fifth High School Girls’ 4x800 Championship of America title very easily.

The quarter of Jessica McLean (2:14.77), Kayan Green (2:11.21), Nadine Rose (2:12.71) and Rushana Dwyer (2:15.34) clocked 8:54.02 for the victory.

New Jersey-based Union Catholic came home second in 9:0036, while Saints John Neumann and Maria Catholic High School of Philadelphia finished third in 9:03.07.

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