Edwin Allen wins 4x100m at Penn Relays 2019
Edwin Allen wins 4x100m at Penn Relays 2019

Edwin Allen stamped their class on the High School Girls’ 4×100 Championship of America event at Penn Relays on Friday (26 April).

The team of 14-year-old twins Tina and Tia Clayton, along with Serena Cole, who is also Class 3, and 17-year-old Keyona Davis, set a new RECORD of 43.62.

Edwin Allen held the previous record of 43.96, the first a team was going under 44 seconds.

Edwin Allen’s time not only beat those in high school sections but also bettered Houston’s 44.11 to win the College Women’s 4×100 Championship of America Invitational.

St. Augustine’s won the College Women’s 4x100m in 45.75 while Stony Brook topped the College Women’s 4x100m for Eastern teams in 45.89.

Immaculate Conception won the High School Girls’ 4×100 International final in 46.32secs. The team members are Onanda Lowe, Chanel Honeywell, Shantelle Riley and Gabrielle Lyn

Edwin Allen’s victory took them to eight overall and six straight.


1 Edwin Allen  (Clarendon, JAM) 43.62 Serena Cole, Keyona Davis, Tina Clayton, Tia Clayton AA
2 Hydel  (St. Catherine, JAM) 44.69 Shenese Walker, Ashanti Moore, Ray-Donna Lee, Taffara Rose AC
3 St. Jago  (St. Catherine, JAM) 44.78 Thennelle Williams, Joanne Reid, Kayla Bonnick, Brianna Lyston AD
4 Holmwood Tech  (Christiana, JAM) 45.04 Monae Carey, Sashieka Steele, Michae Harriott, Kishawn Wallace AB
5 Excelsior  (Kingston, JAM) 45.75 Niesha Burgher, Ackera Nugent, Micah Bernard, Samoya Neil AE
6 St. Catherine  (St. Catherine, JAM) 45.99 James Tucker, Shakiera Bowra, Annakay Maitland, Annakay Allen AH
7 St. Augustine’s  (Nassau, BAH) 46.19 Lakelle Kinteh, Megan Moss, Anthaya Charlton, Jaida Knowles AF
8 Western Branch  (Chesapeake, VA) 46.73 Jada Venters, Na’tajah Ballard, Shadajah Ballard, Nylah Wiggins AG
9 Ruseas  (Lucea, Hanover, JAM) 46.80 Adiana Brown, Lashawn Haye, Sanique Rose, Terice Steen AI
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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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