Edwin Allen wins 4x100m at Penn Relays 2019

Edwin Allen stamped their class on the High School Girls’ 4×100 Championship of America event at Penn Relays on Friday (26 April).

The team of 14-year-old twins Tina and Tia Clayton, along with Serena Cole, who is also Class 3, and 17-year-old Keyona Davis, set a new RECORD of 43.62.

Edwin Allen held the previous record of 43.96, the first a team was going under 44 seconds.

Edwin Allen’s time not only beat those in high school sections but also bettered Houston’s 44.11 to win the College Women’s 4×100 Championship of America Invitational.

St. Augustine’s won the College Women’s 4x100m in 45.75 while Stony Brook topped the College Women’s 4x100m for Eastern teams in 45.89.

Immaculate Conception won the High School Girls’ 4×100 International final in 46.32secs. The team members are Onanda Lowe, Chanel Honeywell, Shantelle Riley and Gabrielle Lyn

Edwin Allen’s victory took them to eight overall and six straight.


1 Edwin Allen  (Clarendon, JAM) 43.62 Serena Cole, Keyona Davis, Tina Clayton, Tia Clayton AA
2 Hydel  (St. Catherine, JAM) 44.69 Shenese Walker, Ashanti Moore, Ray-Donna Lee, Taffara Rose AC
3 St. Jago  (St. Catherine, JAM) 44.78 Thennelle Williams, Joanne Reid, Kayla Bonnick, Brianna Lyston AD
4 Holmwood Tech  (Christiana, JAM) 45.04 Monae Carey, Sashieka Steele, Michae Harriott, Kishawn Wallace AB
5 Excelsior  (Kingston, JAM) 45.75 Niesha Burgher, Ackera Nugent, Micah Bernard, Samoya Neil AE
6 St. Catherine  (St. Catherine, JAM) 45.99 James Tucker, Shakiera Bowra, Annakay Maitland, Annakay Allen AH
7 St. Augustine’s  (Nassau, BAH) 46.19 Lakelle Kinteh, Megan Moss, Anthaya Charlton, Jaida Knowles AF
8 Western Branch  (Chesapeake, VA) 46.73 Jada Venters, Na’tajah Ballard, Shadajah Ballard, Nylah Wiggins AG
9 Ruseas  (Lucea, Hanover, JAM) 46.80 Adiana Brown, Lashawn Haye, Sanique Rose, Terice Steen AI

By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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