Holmwood wins 4x400 at Penn Relays 2019

Holmwood upstaged Hydel to win the High School Girls’ 4×400 Championship of America title on Friday’s penultimate day at the 125th Penn Relays.

Danaille Brissett, Daniella Deer, Rickiann Russell (55.07) and Kavia Francis (53.61) took Holmwood across the line safely in 3:37.20secs.

The victory was Holmwood’s six overall and third in the last 10 years.

Hydel, the overwhelming favourites, found things tough on the cold rainy evening finish second in 3:38.01.

Oneika McAnnuff (54.3), Garriel White (55.4), Tafarra Rose (56.21) and Charokee Young (52.08) were the quartet for Hydel, who was seeking third straight title.

Spalding with Ramonia Clarke, Kimone Campbell, Cheriece Cope (56.63) and Annie-lie Waite (56.70) finished third in 3:43.83.


1 Holmwood Tech  (Christiana, JAM) 3:37.20 Danaille Brissett (54.3), Daniella Deer (54.2), Rickiann Russell (55.07), Kavia Francis (53.61) AB
2 Hydel  (St. Catherine, JAM) 3:38.01 Oneika McAnnuff (54.3), Garriel White (55.4), Tafarra Rose (56.21), Charokee Young (52.08) AA
3 Spalding  (Clarendon, JAM) 3:43.83 Ramonia Clarke, Kimone Campbell, Cheriece Cope (56.63), Annie-lie Waite (56.70) AC
4 Bullis School  (Potomac, MD) 3:44.12 Nia Frederick (58.0), Lauryn Harris (55.4), Sierra Leonard (55.15), Leah Phillips (55.51) AF
5 Edwin Allen  (Clarendon, JAM) 3:46.56 Salieci Myles (58.4), Lashanna Graham (54.8), Nadine Rose (55.86), Rushana Dwyer (57.46) AI
6 Neumann-Goretti  (Philadelphia, PA) 3:52.05 Dasia Wilson (59.7), Kami Joi Hickson (57.7), Sanaiya Watts (59.36), Makayla Perry (55.31) AG
7 Petersfield  (Westmoreland, JAM) 3:57.78 Briana Reid , Shaquena Foste, Ockera Myrie (58.92), Kayly Guthrie (1:03.39) AE
Union Catholic  (Scotch Plains, NJ) DQ (3:46.55) Khamil Evans, Chi Chi Nkulume, Sydney Tucker (56.84), Leena Morant (56.92) AD
The Queen’s School  (Kingston, JAM) DNS Michaela Lewis, Daszay Freeman, Donnell Hartley, Kara Sampath AH

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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