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Calabar landed the only Penn Relays title that has been eluded them over the years, the High School Boys’ 4×800 Championship.

On Saturday’s final day, the Red Hills Road-based boys not only win, but their stunning 7:26.09 is the new Penn Relays record.

Devannah Gayle led off with 1:53.63 to Rivaldo Marshall 1:51.17, but Calabar at this stage trailed Jamaica College, who was put in a very good position by Dugion Blackman’s 1:50.54 second leg split.

Kimar Farquharson, who received the baton in third behind JC and STETHS, ran impressively to make sure Jovan Taye Williams, on anchor, had a easy passage home. Williams took them home in 1:50.70 as not even Jauavney James’ 1:48.47 split, the best of the day, could stop them.

James’ St. Elizabeth Technical team, the dethroned and eight-time champions, finished second in 7:27.54.

Jamaica College (JC) with Dugion Blackman, who had the second fastest split, 1:50.54secs, finished third in 7:32.32.


1 Calabar  (Kingston, JAM) 7:26.09 Devannah Gayle (1:53.63), Rivaldo Marshall (1:51.17), Kimar Farquharson (1:50.61), Jovan Taye Williams (1:50.70) D
2 St. Elizabeth Tech  (Santa Cruz, JAM) 7:27.54 Dwight Mason (1:53.12), Shemar Salmon (1:51.01), Denvare Robinson (1:54.95), Jauavney James (1:48.47) C
3 Jamaica College  (Kingston, JAM) 7:32.32 Cavvelle Beckles (1:54.72), Dugion Blackman (1:50.54), Fabian Campbell (1:52.92), Ken Reyes (1:54.16) A
4 Green Hope  (Cary, NC) 7:39.28 Ares Epps (1:52.76), Sean Petersen (1:55.19), Matthew Kehn (1:55.59), Ian Delgado (1:55.76) B
5 Wadsworth  (Wadsworth, OH) 7:44.01 Nick Miller (1:52.58), Josiah Sovine (1:55.12), Kai Wagner (2:02.36), Gabe Szalay (1:53.96) E
6 Lake Braddock  (Burke, VA) 7:46.38 Tyler Lawson (1:57.02), Edward Cerne (1:52.37), Andrew Delvecchio (1:55.20), Jacob Willis (2:01.80) I
7 St. Benedict’s Prep  (Newark, NJ) 7:50.19 Jackson Burnett (1:59.59), Lewis Ngwenya (1:52.97), Ronald Kigen (2:02.07), Alfred Chawonza (1:55.59) G
8 Ocean Lakes  (Virginia Beach, VA) 7:50.83 Tyler Lipps (1:59.48), Brent Bailey (1:54.21), Davis Young (1:57.66), Jacob Bushey (1:59.49) J
9 Ephrata  (Ephrata, PA) 7:52.72 Tyler Shue (1:52.55), Tanyon Loose (2:00.48), Alex Morales (1:58.13), Andrew Foster (2:01.56) F
10 North Hunterdon  (Annandale, NJ) 7:54.13 Gavin Richards (1:56.69), Dillon Adamy (1:58.60), Andrew Trapp (2:03.25), Ray Sellaro (1:55.61) K
11 Deep Run  (Glen Allen, VA) 7:55.80 Zachary Levet (1:59.52), Jake Schindel (1:59.30), Colby Burcham (2:02.92), Matthias Cannon (1:54.07) H
12 Pennsbury  (Fairless Hills, PA) 7:58.41 Javier Linares (2:00.20), Aidan Sauer (1:57.25), Jed Scratchard (2:03.86), Tom Mink (1:57.11) L
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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.