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Penn Relays 2018 | Jamaica, USA share spoils in 4x100m relays

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:30 PMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania 
Jamaica drew first blood in the USA vs the World series at the Penn Relays, after taking the women's 4x100 metres relay, as the quartet of Gayon Evans, Kerron Stewart, Jura Levy and Schillone Calvert-Powell, clocked 43.14 seconds.

It was a good start from Evans, who put the Jamaicans in a strong position with Stewart holding her own on the second leg, before giving Levy and Calvert-Powell little to do, as USA Red finished second in 43.18 seconds with their Blue team coming in third in 43.71 seconds.

Minutes later, the United States drew level, as their Blue team with an excellent run from Justin Gatlin on second leg, stopped the clock at 38.49 seconds, while their Red team got second place in 38.72 seconds. Jamaica had to settle for third, with the team of Nesta Carter, Tyquendo Tracey, Oshane Bailey and Jevaughn Minzie, clocking 39.17 seconds.