PHILADELPHIA – Jamaica College (JC) is the only Jamaican team to advance to the final of the High School Boys’ 4×800 Championship of America showdown.
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The event, set for 4:50 pm (3:50 pm Ja time), will see JC going for the 7:26.09 record set by Calabar in 2018. Devannah Gayle (1:53.63), Rivaldo Marshall (1:51.17), Kimar Farquharson (1:50.61), Jovan Taye Williams (1:50.70) took Calabar to the record mark.
JC’s best time at this event is 7:32.32, which gave them 3rd in 2018 behind Calabar and STETHS, 7:27.54.
Today, Friday (29 April), Khandale Frie, Kemarrio Bygrave, Omarion Davis and Handal Roban combined for 7:53.41 to take JC to the final as the fastest winner.
Calabar with Kewarny Fletcher, Jevor Murray, Chadrick Bacchus and Nichalas Power finished 6th in JC’s heat in 8:05.03, which wasn’t to take them into the final.
Kingston College finished 3rd in their heat, crossing the line in 8:05.03. However, the effort of Giovouni Henry, Ainsley Campbell, Jaquan Coke and Gianni Henry was not enough to get into the final.
STETHS won the most Penn Relays 4x800m titles, eight times and two in the last ten years (2017 and 2015). Calabar won four times and three in the last ten years, 2019, 2018 and 2014.
Clarendon College won the event three times.
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