JC Shines in High School Boys' 4x100m Championship at Penn Relays
Jamaica College Triumphs in Boys' 4x100m Championship Title at Penn Relays

Despite setbacks on the opening day, Jamaica College (JC) showed incredible teamwork and emerged as champions in the High School Boys’ 4×100-meter Championship of America title at Penn Relays, held in Franklin Field on Thursday.

In a heavily drizzled atmosphere, the small crowd witnessed the most anticipated race of the event. After an intense race, Jamaica College finished first with a winning time of 40.97 seconds. The team comprising of Daniel Beckford, Hecton Benjamin, Jaiden Reid, and Malquie Smith-Band demonstrated exceptional coordination and ran a fantastic race to clinch the title.

Jamaica College had a mixed start to the day, getting disqualified from the 4×800-meter and failing to finish the prelioms of the 4×400-meter. However, their triumphant run in the 4×100-meter made up for the earlier losses.

St. Elizabeth Tech (STETHS) from Jamaica finished second across the line in the 4×100-meter, clocking in at 41.19 seconds. Archbishop John Carroll (DC) finished with the same time but secured the third spot due to a tiebreaker. Other teams that participated in the race included Camperdown (JAM), Kingston College (JAM), Wolmer’s Boys (JAM), Mallard Creek (NC), and IMG Academy (FL). Unfortunately, St. Jago (JAM) was unable to finish the race due to unforeseen circumstances.

Jamaica College’s victory was a result of their hard work and dedication, and they proved themselves as a formidable team in the world of high school track and field.

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1Jamaica College (JAM) 40.975AE
2St. Elizabeth Tech (JAM) 41.19 41.1857AB
3Archbishop John Carroll (DC)41.19 41.1884AF
4Camperdown (JAM) 41.341AI
5Kingston College (JAM) 41.598AC
6Wolmer’s Boys (JAM) 41.719AD
7Mallard Creek (NC) 42.723AG
8IMG Academy (FL) 49.566AA
DNFSt. Jago (JAM)
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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.