KC and STETHS advance, JC disqualified in High School boys' 4x800m at Penn Relays
KC and STETHS advance, JC disqualified in High School boys' 4x800m at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA (April 27) – Kingston College (KC) and St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) advanced to the final of the High School boys’ 4x800m race at the Penn Relays, while Jamaica College (JC) was disqualified.

KC and DA advanced to the final after their impressive performance in their heat. KC, represented by Schevorn Wardlow, Brian Kiprop, Jaquan Coke, and Ainsley Campbell, finished with a time of 7:54.79, with Wardlow running the first leg in 1:59.10 and Campbell bringing the team home in 1:57.16. DA, represented by Brad Woodhouse, Jad Haichour, Junior Allen, and Iyasu Yemane, finished just behind KC with a time of 7:55.60.

In an earlier heat, STETHS finished second behind Charlotte Catholic from North Carolina, who took first place with a time of 7:54.44. The STETHS team, comprising Nick Potter, Ian Pierce, AJ Painter, and Logan Hill, finished with a time of 7:55.96, securing their place in the final.

St. Elizabeth Tech from Jamaica came in second place with a time of 7:55.96, with Rodree Robinson running the first leg in 1:59.90, Rashid Green taking the second leg in 3:59.98, Joaqueel Miller running the third leg in 6:00.53, and Barrain Smiths bringing the team home in 7:55.96.

The final promises to be an exciting contest, with KC, DA, and STETHS all looking to continue their impressive performances.

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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.