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Penn Relays 2017 - Edwin Allen's McDonald wins 400m hurdles

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 10:15 AMRaymond Graham

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania 
Edwin Allen High got off to a perfect start at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia this morning when Gabrielle McDonald captured the  Championship of America 400 metres hurdles in 58.65 seconds.

  The fast starting McDonald led all the way to post a commanding victory ahead of Lauren Hoffman of Battlefield, Virginia who clocked 59.69.
  "Good start for us and this should be a morale booster for the remainder of  the meet," said Michael Dyke, head coach of Edwin Allen.

Several other Jamaicans were in action in the collegiate women's 400m hurdles. Former Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha)  athlete, Sashel Brown, now a senior at the  University of Auburn, finished second in 57.47 behind  Tia-Adana Belle  of St Augustine College who won in 56.26.

   Former Vere Technical and St Jago High hurdler Andrenette Knight, now  competing for San Diego State was fourth in 58.44 while   Shannon Kalawan of  the University of Technology was fifth in 58.83.