Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Hydel High defend 4x400m relay title at Penn Relays

Hydel High retained the High School Girls' 4x400 Championship of America title  on Friday's second day of the 2018 Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

The quartet of Shiann Salmon (56.2), Charokee Young (52.8), Garriel White (54.24) and Shiann Salmon (53.12) completed the race in 3:36.38 for a comfortable victory.

It was a 1-2 finish for Jamaica as Holmwood Technical (3:38.14) finished second with the quartet of Daniela Deer (55.2), Chrisanni May (53.5), Kadejo Campbell (55.40) and Michae Harriot (53.99).

Bullis School, located in Potomac, Maryland, finished third in 3:41.51.

St Elizabeth Technical High School (3:44.11), Edwin Allen (3:48.38), Petersfield High (3:51.12) finished fifth, seventh and eighth.

The victory for Hydel High represents a relay sweep for Jamaica in the  three Championships of American girls' finals on the day.

Earlier, Holmwood Technical and Edwin Allen retained their titles in the High School Girls' 4x800m Championship of America and  High School Girls' 4x100 Championship of America relays.

Christiana-based Holmwood Technical scored a comfortable victory in the High School Girls' 4x800m Championship of America. The quartet of Delverna Bromfield (2:13.48), Brittney Campbell (2:08.54), Sasha Brown (2:14.82) and Chrisanni May (2:11.50) completed the course in 8:48.33.

The Jamaican finished well clear of second-place Neumann-Goretti from Phiadelphia, which clocked 8:57.09 and third-place Shenendehowa of New York, which crossed the line in 9:03.62. Spalding High of Jamaica finished in 9:15.30.

Edwin Allen led home a Jamaica 1-2-3 finish in the High School Girls' 4x100 Championship of America.

The quartet of Peter-Gay McKenzie, Kevona Davis, Fredricka McKenzie, Kasheika Cameron won the event in 44.79.

Holmwood Technical, with Kelliesha King, Kadeja Campbell, Michae Harriott, Shanette Allison, finished second in 45.05; while Hydel, with Yanique Dayle, Ashanti Moore, Ray-Donna Lee, Gabrelle Matthews, ended third in 45.38.

St Jago High (46.07), St Catherine High (46.22) and Petersfield High (46.81) finished fifth, sixth and eighth.

In the field, Calabar High Kia Chang led home a Jamaica 1-2-3 finish in the High School Boys' Discus Throw Championship.

Chang won with an effort of 64.79m from Roje Stona of St Jago High, who threw 63.39m, while Phillipe Barnett of Excelsior finished third with 61.90m.

Former Excelsior High student Shanice Love, now attending Florida State, took the College Women's Discus Throw Championship with 56.10m. Isheka Binns of UWI Mona finished second with a throw of 55.92m.

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