Hydel High School Dominates the 4x100 Championship at Penn Relays in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Hydel High won the High School Girls’ 4×100 Championship of America at Penn Relays. Alana Reid, Oneika McAnnuff, Shemonique Hazle, and Alliah Baker ran an impressive 44.16 seconds, the fifth fastest time in Penn Relays history.

Cory Bennett admitted, “We have been having a good year as a school. God has blessed us with this won. We never won it before. To come out of victors, it’s really a good feeling.”

Bullis School’s team from Maryland came in second place, with Kennedy Flynn, Jade Ofotan, Sage Hinton, and Mirai Bernard finishing in 45.59 seconds. St. Jago High took third place with Bryana Davidson, Quana Walker, Briana Campbell, and Poshana Lee Blake, finishing in 45.98.

Other schools participating in the event were McDonogh School from Maryland, St. Augustine’s from the Bahamas, Heritage from Virginia, South County from Virginia, and Wolmer’s Girls from Jamaica.

Unfortunately, Edwin Allen, who lost for the first time in eight years, did not finish the race.

The High School Girls’ 4×100 Championship of America showcased young female athletes’ outstanding speed and athleticism. Held at Franklin Field, it was a highly competitive event that gave the crowd a thrilling display of high school track and field.


1Hydel (JAM) Alana Reid, Oneika McAnnuff, Shemonique Hazle, Alliah Baker44.16
2Bullis School (MD) Kennedy Flynn, Jade Ofotan, Sage Hinton, Mirai Bernard45.59
3St. Jago (JAM) Bryana Davidson, Quana Walker, Briana Campbell, Poshana Lee Blake45.98
4McDonogh School (MD) Kelsey Coley, Elise Cooper, Adrianna Thomas, Ella Cooper46.57
5St. Augustine’s (BAH) Amari Pratt, Nya Wright, Darvinique Dean, Shayann Demeritte46.61
6Heritage (VA) Myzhane Solomon, Madison Whyte, Marquette Fitzgerald, Sanaa Wooden46.75
7South County (VA) Mianna Mason, Cameron Thompson, Catalina Sanchious, Jordann Germain46.80
8Wolmer’s Girls (JAM) Hannah Charles, Mickayla Gardener, Natrece Gerst, Tianna MArshall52.32
DNFEdwin Allen (JAM) Tezeguet Taylor, Serena Cole, Tonie-Ann Forbes, Theianna-Lee Terre Longe

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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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