Penn Relays: Edwin Allen blaze to Championship of America 4x100m win
Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter
The Edwin Allen team of Christania Williams, Claudette Allen, Saqukine Cameron and Monique Spencer posted the fifth fastest time in Penn Relays history – 44.70, on their way to a win in the high school girls 4x100m Championship of America event.
The girls from Frankfield, Clarendon were followed to the line by rivals and defending champions Holmwood Technical, 45.53, with Wolmer’s, 45.62 securing a Jamaican sweep.
In the High school girls 4x800m championships of America race, Columbia’s Olivia Baker laid down a 2:02.55 split to chase and pass Edwin Allen’s Marleena Eubanks (2:06.77), denying the Jamaicans a win with a time of 8:45.37.
Edwin Allen crossed the line in 8:50.36 for second with Holmwood Technical taking third place in 8:56.03.
University of Technology, 43.66, had top settle for third place in the college women’s championship of America 4x100m behind Texas A&M, 43.11 and Oregon 43.33.
Earlier, Calabar made a statement in the High School Boys 4x800m for large schools, winning their heat with a quick 7:42.94, as Kingston College responded with 7:54.73 taking their heat ahead of Jamaica College, 7:55.57.
In the small schools section, Spalding, with 7:54.39 was the fastest, while Munro, with 8:18.03 ended as the 11th fastest school in the section.
Jamaica College looked good in their High School Boys 4x100m for large schools heat, winning in 40.92, as Calabar strolled to 41.01 to win their heat with Kingston College taking theirs in 41.21.
In the 4x100m for small school high school boys, St Jago was most impressive with a 41.42 seconds win with Excelsior, 42.29, Garvey Maceo, 42.74 and St Elizabeth, 42.27 all taking their respective heats.
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