Penn Relays Highlights

May 01, 2017
Members of Jamaica's women's team who won the USA versus the World 4x400 metres event at the Penn Relays last Saturday. The women are holding their commemorative watches. Jamaica won the event in 3:28.32. From left: Dawnalee Loney, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie McPherson and Janieve Russell.
Janieve Russell anchors Jamaica to victory ahead of the USA's Natasha Hastings in the Women's 4x400m event.
Fitzroy Dunkley leads Jamaica to victory in the men's 4x400m ahead of Calvin Smith of USA at the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Jamaica's men's team included Dunkley, Martin Manley, Leford Green and Jermaine Gayle and clocked 3:03.14.
Calabar High's DeJour Russell (right) leading his school to a record 39.00 seconds win in the Championship of America sprint relay for high school boys at the Penn Relays last Saturday.
Members of the Calabar High sprint relay team who won the Penn Relays Championship of America 4x100 metres in a record 39.00 seconds. From left: Michael Stephens, Christopher Taylor, Tyreke Wilson and DeJour Russell.


Jamaica's junior and senior athletes produced some outstanding performances on last Saturday's final day of the 2017 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Among the high schools, the outstanding performers were Calabar High who set new records in winning the Championship of America 4x100 and 4x400 metres. They won the 4x100m in 39.00 seconds and the 4x400m in 3:08.59.

In the USA vs the World relays Jamaica shared the spotlight with the United States by posting wins in the women's 4x100m and the men's and women's 4x400m.

Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson was the star of the 4x100m win as the women posted 42.25 seconds.

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