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Five Jamaican teams qualified for the High School Girls’ 4×400 Championship of America final on Friday’s penultimate day at Penn Relays 2018.
Hydel, Holmwood, Edwin Allen, St. Elizabeth Technical and Petersfield are the teams in the 4x400m final while Holmwood and Spalding will contest the 4x800m.
In 2017, Hydel won the 4x400m and Holmwood won the 4x800m crown. Both look set to defend their titles.
Hydel booked their place with the day’s fastest time, 3:36.53secs, thanks to the combined efforts of Charokee Young (54.12), Shiann Salmon (52.25), Taffara Rose (55.16) and Garriel White (55.00).
Holmwood with Britney Campbell (56.34), Chrisanni May (53.37), Christine Irving (54.60) and Kadejo Campbell (55.53) recorded the second best time of 3:39.82.
St. Augustine’s of Bahamas, Bullis School of Maryland and Franklin, also of Maryland, all ran better than the other three Jamaican teams.
Edwin Allen, however, may bring someone special in to replace one from the quartet – Nadine Rose (56.25), Kimorla Mushette (55.57), Sells Palmer (56.06) or Moisha Barnes (55.21) – that got them into the final with 3:43.08.
STETHS ran 3:44.82 with Stacey-Ann Williams (54.77), Winsom Harris (56.73), O’Shalia Johnson (56.44), Shadae Findlay (56.89) while Shaquena Foote (54.33), Ockera Myrie (55.79), Kimoya Kelly (58.10) and Hisheeno Stewart (58.35) did the job for Petersfield.
Holmwood and Spalding are the only two Jamaican schools in the 4x800m final.
Holmwood with Delverna Bromfield (2:15.65), Brittney Campbell (2:11.27), Sasha Brown (2:22.60), Daniella Deer (2:18.98) won their High School Girls’ 4x800m heat in 9:08.49.
Spalding finished 2nd in their heat of the 4x800m in 9:13.94. Cheriece Cope, Kimone Campbell, Kishay Rowe and Theresa Graham.