Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson head Jamaica’s team to the 2016 Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend (April 28-30). Jamaica will again face-off with United States of American. They named their team earlier.
Fraser-Pryce and Thompson, who both helped Jamaica to gold at last year’s World Championships, should lead the women’s 4x100m.
Fraser-Pryce is the back-to-back Olympic Games 100m champion. She has also won three of the last four World 100m title and one at 200m.
Thompson, who had her breakthrough year in 2015, ran a personal best 21.66 to take silver in the 200m at the Beijing World Championships.
Christine Day and Stephenie-Ann McPherson, who were part of Jamaica’s successful women’s 4x400m team in Beijing, are also apart of the team.
Verone Chambers, Gayon Evans, Tiffany James, Anastasia Le-Roy, Dawnalee Loney, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Audra Segree and Kerron Stewart are the other female athletes.
The male athletes are, Rusheen McDonald, Jamaica’s only sub-44 secs runner, Nathon Allen, Oshane Bailey, Ricardo Chambers, Julian Forte, Javon Francis, Jermaine Hamilton, Dwight Jones, Jason Livermore and Jonia McDonald.