JC at Gibson McCook Relays -- Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA – Jamaica College (JC) is the only Jamaican team to advance to the final of the High School Boys’ 4×800 Championship of America showdown.

The event, set for 4:50 pm (3:50 pm Ja time), will see JC going for the 7:26.09 record set by Calabar in 2018. Devannah Gayle (1:53.63), Rivaldo Marshall (1:51.17), Kimar Farquharson (1:50.61), Jovan Taye Williams (1:50.70) took Calabar to the record mark.

JC’s best time at this event is 7:32.32, which gave them 3rd in 2018 behind Calabar and STETHS, 7:27.54.

Today, Friday (29 April), Khandale Frie, Kemarrio Bygrave, Omarion Davis and Handal Roban combined for 7:53.41 to take JC to the final as the fastest winner.

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Calabar with Kewarny Fletcher, Jevor Murray, Chadrick Bacchus and Nichalas Power finished 6th in JC’s heat in 8:05.03, which wasn’t to take them into the final.

Kingston College finished 3rd in their heat, crossing the line in 8:05.03. However, the effort of Giovouni Henry, Ainsley Campbell, Jaquan Coke and Gianni Henry was not enough to get into the final.

STETHS won the most Penn Relays 4x800m titles, eight times and two in the last ten years (2017 and 2015). Calabar won four times and three in the last ten years, 2019, 2018 and 2014.

Clarendon College won the event three times.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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