Fraser-Pryce, Thompson headline Penn Relays teams

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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PHILADELPHIA, USA — The Jamaican senior teams will hope to improve on last year's single win in the 'US vs The World' relays during the 125th Penn Relays at Franklin Field on today's final day of the three-day event.

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association named a strong 32-member team on Wednesday to take part in three relays— 4x100m, 4x400 and the Sprint Medley relays against international teams, led by host the USA, Canada, Kanya and The Bahamas.

Jamaica won one relay last year, when the female 4x100m team of Gayon Evans, Kerron Stewart, Schillone Calvert-Powell, and Jura Levy ran 43.14 seconds to beat two American teams and Guyana to retain the title they won the previous year, winning it for the seventh time overall.

Jamaica will field two teams in both 4x100m relays and one each in the 4x400m and the Sprint Medley.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson lead the women's team that is expected to be competitive.

Shericka Jackson, Shashalee Forbes, Sherone Simpson and Rhomado Whyte are also named on the team as well.

Demish Gaye, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter and Jevaughn Minzie lead the men's team.

Men's team — Kenroy Anderson, Oshane Bailey, Nesta Carter, Anthony Carpenter, Rasheed Dwyer, Fitzroy Dunkley, Nigel Ellis, Julian Forte, Demish Gaye, Daniel Glave, Chadic Hinds, Rusheen McDonald, Jevaughn Minzie, Asafa Powell and Chad Walker

Women's team — Schillonie Calvert-Powell, Verone Chambers, Christine Day, Gayon Evans, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shashalee Forbes, Shericka Jackson, Tiffany James, Anastacia Leroy, Jura Levy, Roneisha McGregor, Stephanie McPherson, Natasha Morrison, Janieve Russell, Sherone Simpson, Elaine Thompson and Rhonda Whyte

The management staff comprises Garth Gayle, manager; Warren Blake, president/doctor; Maurice Wilson, head coach; Donald Quarrie, coach; and Romario Barrett, massage therapist.

—Paul Reid

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