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US rule the World

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:

Jamaica had to play second fiddle to the United States in the Nike USA versus The World events on yesterday's final day of competition at the 2016 Penn Relays.

Jamaica's only success came in the men's 4x100 metres, where they took advantage of a big mistake by a strong USA Red team to win the event in 39.70 seconds. Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Forte, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey were the members of the winning Jamaica quartet. USA Blue placed second in 39.02, with third going to St Kitts in 39.49. The USA Red team included the likes of Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers.

Jamaica were second in three women's relays the 4x100m in 42.90, 4x200m in 1:31.34, and 4x400 m in 3:29.00. The Americans won five of six relays contested.

- R.G