Penn Relays

#PenRelays2018 coverage is brought to you from Franklin Field Stadium (April 26-28) by WIHCON 

Jamaica College (JC), St. Elizabeth Technical and Calabar qualified for Saturday’s (28 April) High School Boys’ 4×800 Championship of America here at Penn Relays 2018.

Dark blues JC recorded the fastest time, 7:48.45secs to lead the qualifiers going into the final, set for 3:00pm Jamaica time.

Cavvelle Beckles opened with a 2:01.08 split, but it was Ken Reyes, who got them ahead on the second leg with 1:53.47.

Fabian Campbell (1:58.38) and Dugion Blackman (1:55.53) maintained the lead to take them across the line.

St. Elizabeth, the defending 4x800m champion, will enter the final with the third best time of 7:50.25. The quartet – Dwight Mason (1:58.00), Shemar Salmon (1:55.41), Jauavney James (1:56.40) and Denvare Robinson (2:00.46) did the job for the Santa Cruz-based team.

Calabar 7:52.06 won their section of the 4x800m with Daniel McDonald (1:56.48), Rivaldo Marpre (1:56.97), Devanna Grayce (2:00.62) and Kimar Farquharson (1:58.00).

Holmwood was DQ’ed while Kingston College, 8:02.25, finished 7th in their section and failed to advance.


A Jamaica College  (Kingston, JAM)
B Green Hope  (Cary, NC)
C St. Elizabeth Tech  (Santa Cruz, JAM)
D Calabar  (Kingston, JAM)
E Wadsworth  (Wadsworth, OH)
F Ephrata  (Ephrata, PA)
G St. Benedict’s Prep  (Newark, NJ)
H Deep Run  (Glen Allen, VA)
I Lake Braddock  (Burke, VA)
J Ocean Lakes  (Virginia Beach, VA)
K North Hunterdon  (Annandale, NJ)
L Pennsbury  (Fairless Hills, PA)

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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