Holmwood Technical athlete Samantha Pryce is hospitalised with a broken leg after falling on Friday’s (29 April) second day of the Penn Relays.
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Pryce, who fell to the track during the High School Girls’ 4×800 Championship of America final, is now preparing for surgery.
Sports Minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange, confirmed the news in s statement Friday afternoon.
Minister’s Statement: “I can confirm that one of our young Jamaican athletes — Samantha Pryce, who represents Holmwood Technical High School — was injured while competing in the 4x800m at the Penn Relays today.
She has been taken to the Penn Medical Centre, and we have been informed that she broke her leg when she fell in that race.
“She is currently being prepared for surgery.
“Samantha and all the Jamaican high school athletes competing at the Penn Relays have been registered on the Ministry’s Athletes’ Insurance Programme, and we are making the arrangements to ensure that she gets the best care.
I pray for a successful surgery and her speedy recovery,” her Statement ended.
Rickeisha Simms, Leanna Lewis, Rushana Dwyer and Jessica McLean stopped the clock at 8:54.58 for Edwin Allen to beat Cuthbertson of North Carolina, 9:04.47 in the event.
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