Jamaica’s women 4x200m set the Armory Track and Field Center alive on Saturday with an impressive display.
The little known team, conditioned by former Jamaica quartermiler Sanjay Ayre, beat USA, BVI, France and Canada at the Armory Track Invitational.
The quartet of quartermiler Venicha Baker, Yanique Ellington, sprint hurdler Ladonna Richards and Shavine Hodges, in running order, combined for 1:37.80 to beat USA 1:38.19.
BVI finished third in 1:38.52, France, fourth in 1:43.82 while Canada was disqualified.
“The team performed great,” said Ayre.
“We led from start to finish and executed well. The 4x200m is a rarely run event at the pro level, but the girls came out and represented the country well,” added Ayre.