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Five Jamaican teams qualified for the High School Girls’ 4×400 Championship of America final on Friday’s penultimate day at Penn Relays 2018.

Hydel, Holmwood, Edwin Allen, St. Elizabeth Technical and Petersfield are the teams in the 4x400m final while Holmwood and Spalding will contest the 4x800m.

In 2017, Hydel won the 4x400m and Holmwood won the 4x800m crown. Both look set to defend their titles.

Hydel booked their place with the day’s fastest time, 3:36.53secs, thanks to the combined efforts of Charokee Young (54.12), Shiann Salmon (52.25), Taffara Rose (55.16) and Garriel White (55.00).

Holmwood with Britney Campbell (56.34), Chrisanni May (53.37), Christine Irving (54.60) and Kadejo Campbell (55.53) recorded the second best time of 3:39.82.

St. Augustine’s of Bahamas, Bullis School of Maryland and Franklin, also of Maryland, all ran better than the other three Jamaican teams.

Edwin Allen, however, may bring someone special in to replace one from the quartet – Nadine Rose (56.25), Kimorla Mushette (55.57), Sells Palmer (56.06) or Moisha Barnes (55.21) – that got them into the final with 3:43.08.

STETHS ran 3:44.82 with Stacey-Ann Williams (54.77), Winsom Harris (56.73), O’Shalia Johnson (56.44), Shadae Findlay (56.89) while Shaquena Foote (54.33), Ockera Myrie (55.79), Kimoya Kelly (58.10) and Hisheeno Stewart (58.35) did the job for Petersfield.

Holmwood and Spalding are the only two Jamaican schools in the 4x800m final.

Holmwood with Delverna Bromfield (2:15.65), Brittney Campbell (2:11.27), Sasha Brown (2:22.60), Daniella Deer (2:18.98) won their High School Girls’ 4x800m heat in 9:08.49.

Spalding finished 2nd in their heat of the 4x800m in 9:13.94. Cheriece Cope, Kimone Campbell, Kishay Rowe and Theresa Graham.

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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.


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