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Penn Relays Preview by Walt Murphy

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April 26-28, 2007 Philadelphia PA



Eastern Track - Vol. 31, April 23, 2007
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2007 Penn Relays Preview
by Walt Murphy

It’s just not fair. After a miserable spring, the weather finally turned around this past weekend, with Philadelphia and
the rest of the Northeast getting treated to summerlike conditions. But it only gave us false hope, since the
temperature is expected to plummet back into the 50s again for all three days of the Relays. Throw in some showers,
and it could make for uncomfortable conditions for athletes and fans alike, especially on Thursday.

But it’s still Penn--the best weekend on the T&F schedule. And long-range forecasts have been wrong before, so let’s
hope for the best.

This could be the year of the Seminoles at the Relays. Bob Braman’s Florida State men’s team, led by super sprinter
Walter Dix, is among the favorites in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and sprint medley.

17-year old Yohan Blake hopes to lead St.Jago’s to victory in the boys 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

The Relays have lost some good friends since last year’s meet. Among those who have passed away are Penn alum
Frank Dolson, who endowed the Relays Director position with a gift of $1.25 million, long-time clerk Herman Mancini,
coaches Jack St.Clair and Tom Jones, Willye White, who won the 100-yard dash in 1962, the first year a women’s
event was held at the Relays, and Hall-of-Famer Parry O’Brien, who just passed away this past Saturday. O’Brien won
the Olympic Development Shot Put at the 1964 Relays.

Here is an event-by-event look at the 113th running of the Penn Relays. Bib numbers/letters are
listed where available, as well as 2007 bests. Be sure to buy the Penn Relays program--it’s the best in the sport.

Tuesday/Wednesday April 24,25

1-College Men Decathlon 11:00am

Top entry is Arkansas sophomore Boris Roslov(1), a transfer
from hagerstown Junior College.

2-College Women Heptathlon 11:30am

Could be a good battle between Seton Hall’s Dominique
Washington(2) and Penn State’s Gayle Hunter(1).

Thursday April 26

3-College Women’s 400-meter hurdles 10:00am

19-year old Kaliese Spencer (#1/UTech/JAM) ran 55.64, the
3rd-best ever at Penn, to finish 2nd last year. She went on to
win the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Beijing
with a personal best of 55.11. The Relays Record of 55.58 was set
by Arizona State’s Lade Akinremi back in 1995. South Carolina
frosh Krystal Cantey (#2/Winslow Twp,NJ) was 3rd in the H.S.
divsion in 2006 and has a best of 57.40 this year.

Virginia Tech’s strong duo of Shell Green (#4) and Queen
Harrison finished 1-2 at the ACC Championships with quick times
of 56.6 and 56.80.

4-High School Girls 400-Meter Hurdles 10:20am

Shana-Gaye Tracey (#1/Manchester/JAM) ran a personal best of

57.90 to win the Jamaican H.S. title and also won the gold medal
at the Carifta Games. Finishing behind Tracey at the Jamaican
Champs were Andrea Sutherland (#5/Edwin Allen, 58.46, Andrea
Reid (#2/Holmwood, 58.84), and Judith Riley (#4/Manchester,
58.90. Riley ran 58.44 earlier this year.
The U.S. has a strong group of contenders in Nicole Saunders
(#3/Menchville,Va, 58.;88-’06), Leslie Njoku (#6/McNair
Academy,NJ, 59.28-’06), junior Ryan Krais (#7/Methacton,Pa,
59.34-’07), and sophomore Turquoise Thompson (#9-Long Beach
Poly,Ca).

5-8 High School Girls 4x800 Relay Heats

The 12 fastest teams from the four heats advance to the
Championship Final on Friday (Event #112-12:40pm). It took
9:23.30(06), 9:25.46(05), and 9:23.86(04) to qualify for the final
the last three years.

Holmwood Tech, Edwin Allen, and Roosevelt finished 1-2-3 in
2006 and should do battle again this year.

Carmel(NY), which had the fastest indoor time in the U.S. this
year (8:59.85) is passing up this event in favor of the distance
medley (teams can’t compete in both).

5-”Small” Schools 4x800 10:30am


Led by Bobby-Gaye Wilkins, who might not run the heats, and
Keno Heaven, Holmwood Tech(AA) is favored to win its 3rd
straight title in this event. Holmwood has already run 8:50.77
this year. Wilkins has been on the last two winning teams.

Possible U.S. finalists include Bronxville,NY(AB-9:19.16),
Tatnall,DE(AC-9:25.10), and St.Basil Academy-PA(AD).

Individuals to look for include Brittany Sheffey (2:10.77), who
will be running for Bellport,NY(AF).

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6-”Small” Schools 4x800 10:40am

Jamaica’s Edwin Allen(BA), the Championship winner in 2003 and
2004, has run 8:58.11 this year. Other contenders include Pope
John XXIII,NJ(BB-9:05.97), and St.Jago/JAM(BC)

7-”Large” Schools 4x800 10:50am

Eleanor Roosevelt(CA), which ran 9:01.17 indoors, finished 3rd
last year and could challenge the Jamaicans for the top prize this
year. Other potential finalists include Suffern,NY(CB-9:25.70) and
Colts Neck,NJ(CC-9:25.58).

8-”Large” Schools 4x800 11:00am

Leading teams include Warwick Valley,NY(DA-9:02.65), LincolnSudbury,
MA(DB-9:11.79), and Lenape,NJ(DC-9:26.67).

9&10-High School Girls 4x100 Heats 11:10am

The eight fastest teams from the “small” and “large” school
heats advance to the Championship Final on Friday(Event #126-
2:24pm). Heats are run in alphabetical order (by school).

It took 47.48(2006), 47.76(2005-cool), and 47.30(2004) to
make it into the final the last three years.

Holmwood(EE) returns Schillonie Calvert and Anastacia Le-Roy
from last year’s winning team and has already run 44.67 this year.
Other Jamaican teams that have run well this year: Edwin
Allen(AB-45.18), Manchester(FN-46.00), Vere Tech(LL-46.12),
St.Jago(JJ-46.43), and The Queen’s School(VZ-46.67).

California’s Long Beach Poly(TK) is the only school not from
Jamaica to win this event since 1981, finishing first in 1995 and
2003. Off their 45.79 win at Arcadia, they could be ready for a
3rd title. Rancho Verde,Ca(WC) ran 46.50 to finish 2nd to Poly at
Arcadia and could also make the final.

Other U.S. hopefuls include Middle College,NY(GE-47.47), Deep
Creek,VA(PS-47.49), the omni-present Eleanor Roosevelt,MD(WL47.62),
Bethel,VA(NY), last year’s runnerup, McDonogh,MD(FU,
which returns 3 from last year’s 6th-place team, Hempstead(RY),
and Uniondale (YA), which had the top U.S. 4x200 team indoors.

12-College Women 4x100 Heats 1:00pm

The 8 fastest teams advance to the Championship Final on
Friday (Event #115-12:57pm). It took 45.44(06), 45.46(05), and
45.32(04) to qualify for the final the last three years.

Texas, the defending champion, is sending its sprinters to the
Drake Relays to get a “feel” for the track that will be the site of
the NCAA Midwest Regional next month.
LEADING TEAMS
Seven of the eight fastest collegiate teams in the
country are entered.

43.26 AA LSU
43.80 AD TEXAS A&M
44.05 AC TENNESSEE
44.33 AE AUBURN
44.33 AJ GEORGIA TECH
44.35 AB SO. CAROLINA
44.54 AI MIAMI
44.62 AR Virginia Tech
44.65 AF TCU
44.70 AH OKLAHOMA
45.36 AK Connecticut
45.39 AL TULANE
13-56/High School Girls 4x400 Heats

The 8 fastest teams advance to the Championship Final on
Friday (Event #158-6:05pm).

It took 3:50.80(06), 3:53.90(05), and 3:49.51(04) to qualify for
the final the last three years.

Roosevelt(Md) beat Long Beach Poly(Ca) in a great battle at
the Arcadia Inv. (3:40.48-3:41.17). Can either one stop the
Holmwood (3:34.29) juggernaut? Vere Tech, which ran 3:39.04
earlier this year, did not enter a team.

Races With leading Teams (and 2007 bests)

30-HSG 4x400 Relay 2:45pm
St.Andrew Girl’s,JAM(F)-3:49.85

35-HSG 4x400 Relay 3:10pm
Mt.Vernon,NY(N)-3:54.25

37-HSG 4x400 Relay 3:20pm
Suffern,NY(I)-3:57.77
39-HSG 4x400 Relay 3:30pm
The Queen’s School,JAM(H)-3:48.75


40-HSG 4x400 Relay 3:35pm
Edwin Allen,JAM(A)-3:40.25, Chanelle Price, the #1 prep 800
runner in the U.S. will be running for Easton,PA(I)-3:51.82;
Uniondale,NY(G)-3:55.65


41-HSG 4x400 Relay 3:40pm
Roosevelt,MD(H)-3:40.48, Boys&Girls,NY(A)-3:47.57,
Colonie,NY(C)-3:52.78, Hempstead,NY(K)-3:54.48,
Landstown,Va(L)-3:57.00


42-HSG 4x400 Relay 3:45pm
Long Beach Poly,CA(L-3:41.17) is led by sophomore Turquoise
Thompson, who led the U.S. in the 400 indoors(53.78),
St.Jago,JAM(K)-3:43.81, Menchville,Va(F)-3:55.19,
New Rochelle,NY(H)-3:56.38


43-HSG 4x400 Relay 3:50pm
Holmwood,JAM(C) 3:34.29, Manchester(D) 3:41.22, Rancho
Verde,CA(K-3:49.19), Osbourn Park,Va(I)-3:53.21, Bishop
Loughlin,NY(B)-3:53.71, Weaver,Ct(L)-3:55.53


58-College Women’s Distance Medley 5:00pm

Leading a strong field is North Carolina(B), winner of the last
two NCAA Indoor titles. The Tarheels are expected to run with a
foursome of Megan Kaltenbach(3:26.1), Tyra Johnson (55.0),
Georgia Kloss (2:05.3), Bria Felnagle (4:33.1), the same lineup
that won this year’s NCAA race(10:59.46).

Shannon Rowbury, this year’s NCAA Indoor champion in the
mile, anchored Duke(F) to victory in this event at the 2005 Penn
Relays, but was a redshirt last year. She’s back and, if healthy(she
sat out the ACC) could battle ACC rival Felnagle on the final
1600-meter leg here.

Other contenders include defending champion Villanova(AA),
who lost last year’s anchor, Marina Muncan, to graduation,
Tennessee(AC), Georgetown(AD), and Princeton(AE).

The last time a team from England won at Penn was in 1956,
when Oxford University won the men’s 2-mile and 4-mile Relays.
A strong team from the University of Birmingham(AI), led by
Hannah England, the 2006 British Junior Champion at 1500meters
(4:17.31) could break that winless streak. Joining England
will be Louise Durman, Hannah Brooks (2:06.16), and Anna
Simmonds (2:05.76). The team will also be a contender in the
4x800 on Saturday.



59-College Women’s 4x400 Relay-Heats 5:25pm

The 8 fastest teams from events 59-60 advance to the
Championship Final on Saturday (Event #255-5:35pm).

It took 3:35.98(06), 3:42.40(05-cool), and 3:37.17(04) to
qualify for the final the last three years.

In the past, teams ran in pre-determined heats, but this year
they will be seeded in the “paddock”, the same procedure used
in the 4x100 and 4x200.

Six of the seven fastest NCAA Div.I schools, plus a strong team
from Jamaica, are entered.
LEADING TEAMS
(i-indoor time)

3:29.57i AB SO. CAROLINA
A rejuvenated Natasha Hastings, who has the
fastest 400 time in the world this year(50.55),
led her team to this year’s NCAA Indoor title.
Team includes two talented frosh, Brandi Cross
and Krystal Cantey. Cross’s father and grandfather
have both run on winning relay teams at
Penn. Stephanie Smith ran on USC’s winning
teams in 2004 and 2005
3:29.86i AC LSU
Runnerup to South Carolina at the Indoor NCs.
3:29.93i AC TEXAS A&M
Hasn’t taken former LSU coach Pat Henry long
to build A&M into a contender
3:32.11 AK FLORIDA ST. (ACC)
3:32.67 AA MIAMI (ACC)
Defending champs, but they only return Krista
Simkins and Ginou Ettienne from last year’s
team.
3:32.97 AH U.TECH/Jamaica
A potential winning lineup of (with 2007 400
bests) Alecia Cutenar(55.40), Nyoka Cole(54.45,
Christine Day(54.20), and Kaliese Spencer
(52.33), who might already have won the 400hurdles
earlier in the day.
3:33.39i AE PENN STATE
Best team in the East is anchord by Shana Cox,
who has already run 51.88 this season.
3:34.67 AJ VIRGINIA TECH
3:34.66 AF TCU
3:38.12 AL MIDDLE TENN.
3:39.85i AR SETON HALL

60-Heptagonal Women’s 4x400 Relay-5:25pm

Cornell(A-3:42.37i) returns Cameron Washington and 800specialist
Morgan Uceny from last year’s winning team. (Brown (D3:
44.65i) finished 2nd to Cornell at the Indoor Heps.

62-High School Girls Distance Medley 6:20pm

Bay Shore,NY(A) had the fastest indoor time in the
U.S.(11:48.54) and is hoping to win its first Penn Relays title.
Senior Sarah McCurdy ran on the Bay Shore team that set the

U.S. National H.S. Record of 11:33.42 in 2004 when she was a
freshman.
Steve Borbet’s team hopes to have a big enough lead after
three legs, since Southern Regional(B-11:49.62) will have Danielle
Tauro, the reigning U.S. Junior(1500) and High School(mile)
champion, running the anchor 1600. Southern also has a strong
lead-off leg(1200) in Jillian Smith. However, Bay Shore can
counter with a good anchor of its own, Callie Hogan, who ran

4:50.35 to win the mile at the Indoor National Scholastics.
Other contenders include Burnt Hills,NY(C-11:51.74),
LaSalle,RI(D-11:52.95), Carmel,NY(E-11:57.24), with Kristin Reese
on the anchor, and Ramapo,NJ(F-11:57.44).

The Relays Record is 11:40.51(Vere Tech-1992).

Defending champion Suffern(NY) chose to enter the 4x800
this year, as did Roosevelt(Md), which ran 11:43.59 at Arcadia
and.would have been a strong contender in this event.

63-High School Girls Mile 6:35pm

This appears to be a wide-open race. The leading contenders
are junior Suejin Ahn (#1-Ward Melville,NY, 4:52.89), sophomore
Stephanie Morgan (#2-Barnesville,OH, 4:53.13), senior Kimberly
Standridge (#3-Randolph,NJ(#3-4:53.18), and senior Samantha
McMillan (#4-Judge Memorial,UT, 4:54.30.

Defending champ Danielle Tauro (Southern Regional,NJ) is
running the distance medley.

64-High School Girls 3000m 6:40pm

Ashley Higginson (#1-Colts Neck,NJ) pulled away with 3 laps to
go last year and went on to win in 9:42.07. Catherine White (#2Northside,
Va) was the early leader in last year’s race and wound
up 3rd (9:49.20).

THURSDAY NIGHT RACES--2007 Qualifying Standards
MEN IC4A NCAA I NCAA II(Auto/Prov.) NCAA (II(Auto/Prov.) USATF(Auto/Prov.) World Champ.(A/B)
Steeplechase 9:16.00 9:07.00 9:00.00/9:26.00 9:07.34/9:23.00 8:40.00/8:45.50 8:24.60/8:32.00
5000 14:37.00 14:12.00 14:00.00/14:50.00 14:28.00/14:48.00 13:30.00/13:52.00 13:21.50/13:28.00
10,000 31:08.00 28:45.00 29:30.00/31:10.00 30:15.30/31:15.00 28:30.00/29:01.00 27:49.00/28:06.00
WOMEN ECAC NCAA I NCAA II(Auto/Prov.) NCAA III(Auto/Prov.) USATF(Auto/Prov.) World Champ.)A/B)
3000 9:56.24 x 9:40.00/10:15.00 x x x
Steeplechase 10:55.04 10:50.25 10:20.00/11:27.00 10:48.00/11:16.50 10:13.00/10:24.00 9:48..00/9:58.00
5000 17:26.14 16:52.00 16:40.00/17:42.00 17:00.00/17:40.00 15:50.00/15:56.00 15:08.70/15:24.00
10,000 37:40.00 33:30.00 35:00.00/37.55.00 36:00.00/37:40.00 33:45.00/34:00.00 31:40.00/32:00.00

65-College Men’s Steeplechase 7:15pm

Abilene Christian senior Nicodemus Naimadu(#1) is favored to
become the third man to win three titles in this event. The
other two were Fordham’s Joe McCluskey (1931-1933, and
Tennessee’s Ricky Pittman((1982,1983,1985). (The event wasn’t
held at Penn from 1940-1959).

At last year’s Relays, Naimadu attracted a crowd of fans who
watched him completely clear the water jump on every lap. His
winning time of 8:29.82 was the 2nd fastest in Penn history. This

is his last chance to break the 27-year old Relays record of
8:26.26, which was set by Arizona’s Thom Hunt back in 1980.

Naimadu, who won by more than 15-seconds last year, could get
some competition from Clemson’s Itay Magidi, who ran 8:25.04
last summer, or Virginia Intermont’s David Cheromei(#3), who ran

8:34.78 at the Mt.SAC Relays.
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67-Olympic Development Steeplechase 7:35pm

Leading entrants include Canada’s Matt Kerr(#1), the 1998
NCAA Champion from Arkansas, and Mike McKeeman(#2), who is
Deena Kastor’s main training partner. McKeeman finished 2nd at
last November’s Philadelphia Marathon with a personal best of

2:17:50. His steeple best is 8:53.31.

69-College Women’s Steeplechase 7:45pm

Brigham Young’s Kassi Andersen(#1), the 2003 NCAA Champion,
was out of action for almost two years after getting struck by a
truck while doing some cross-training on a bike in the fall of 2004.
Her best is 9:44.68(2004)--the Relays record of 9:57.41 was set
by Toledo’s Brianna Shook in 2004. Teammate Amy Fowler(#2)
ran a personal best of 10:03.79 at Mt.SAC. (Andersen might run
the 3000).

71-College Women’s 3000-meters 8:15pm

If BYU’s Kassi Andesen(#1) and/or Amy Fowler(#2) don’t run
the steeplechase (see above), they will probably run this event.

72-College Women’s 5000-meters 8:25pm

Providence’s Aine Hoban(#1) was the 2007 New England 3k
and Big East 5k indoor champion. Iona’s Salome Kosgei(#2)
finished 8th in the 5k at the NCAA Indoor Championships (Hoban
was 5th).

73-Olympic Development 5000-meters 8:45pm

Kenya’s Magdalene Makunzi(#1) is a regular on the U.S. Road
Running Circuit. Ethiopia’s Aziza Aliyu(#2) competes for Mike
Barnow’s Westchester T.C.

74-College Men’s 5000-meters 9:05pm

Among the contenders are FDU freshman Samuel Chelanga(#213:
46.39), who was 4th at the Indoor NCs, Arkansas’ Shawn
Forrest(#4-13:47.72i-’06), and LaSalle’s Sean Quigley, who has run
PRs this year in the mile(4:02.04i), 3000(8:04.25i),
5000(13:49.62i), and 10,000(28:29.16). (Chelanga is also entered
in the 10,000)

76-Men’s Olympic Development 5000-meters 9:45pm

Top entrants include Kenyans Stephen Koech(#1), who ran

13:04.43 in 2005, Patrick Cheruiyot(#2-28:27.1/10k), and former
Iona star Stephen Chemlany(#4-14:03.89-’06), as well as
Ethiopia’s Abiyot Endale (13:39/5k-’03).
77/78-Women’s College & O.D. 10,000-meters 10pm

Top seeds are Boston University’s Marisa Ryan(#1) and Renee
Gunning(#40).

78/80-Men’s College and O.D. 10k 10:40pm

Leading college entrants are Arkansas’ Matt Munoz(#1), FDU’s
Samuel Chelanga(#2-also entered in the 5k), and Duke’s Keith
Kreiger(#3). Former Widener star Macharia Yuot(#80) heads the
Olympic Development field.

THURSDAY FIELD EVENTS

263-College Women’s Hammer Throw 10:00am

Tennessee’s Shanna Dickenson (#1) has the longest throw in
the field this spring (198-3. Clemson’s Della Clark(#12) was 3rd in
the weight throw at this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships.

265-College Women’s Long Jump Noon

Miami’s Brenda Faluade(#1) finished 3rd at last year’s Relays and
was 2nd at this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships. She beat
teammate Deandra Doyley(#10) on a better 2nd jump as both
reached out to 20-7 3/4 at this past weekend’s ACC
Championships. Amy Seward (#3) made it a Miami sweep at the
ACC with a jump of 20-4 1/2. Kwonya Ferguson(#5) of
St.Augustine’s is the 2007 NCAA Div.II Indoor Champion.

266-College Women’s Shot Put

After finishing 2nd the last two years, Texas’ Michelle
Carter(#1) has one more chance to become the 2nd member of
her family to win the shot put at Penn. Her dad Michael, the
1984 Olympic silver medalist, won the college men’s event in
1981 and 1984.

267-High School Girls Javelin

Could be quite a battle for first place.

Holmwood Tech’s Tanesha Blair(#2) won last year with a throw
of 151-2. She won this year’s Jamaican Championship with a throw
of 157-0, a personal best and a Jamaican National Junior record.
The Relays Record of 154-3 was set by Rudy Radocaj
(Williamsport,Pa) in 2004.

But she doesn’t have the best throw of those entered. Karlee
McQuillen (#1-Westmont Hilltop,Pa) had the best throw by an
American prep last year (162-4) and has already thrown 157-3
this year.

Brieanna Kennedy (#3-Caravel,De), was 6th here last year and
had a best of 150-0 in 2006.

268-High School Girls Pole Vault 1:00pm

Stephanie Duffy(#1-Washingtonville,NY) was 2nd last year and
had a best of 13-1 1/2 this past indoor season. The Relays
record of 12-8 was set last year by Lindsay Regan (Easton
Area,Pa).

Canadian prep Ariane Beaumont-Courteau(#4) jumped 12-6 this
past indoor season.

271-High School Girls Long Jump 1:45pm

Brittni Finch(#1-Centreville) edged Shakia Forbes(#2-Bethel)
at this year’s Viriginia Indoor State meet, 19-7 1/4 to 19-6 1/4.

272-High School Girls Triple Jump 1:45pm

Vere Tech’s Kimberly Williams(31) is looking to become the
first 3-time winnner of this event since it was added to the
Relays schedule in 1994.

She jumped a big personal best of 44-4 1/4 to win at last
month’s Jamaican Championships. If the weather cooperates, she
could challenge the Relays Record of 42-2 3/4, which was set by
Carlene Cummings (Dwight Morrow,NJ) in 1998.

273-College Women’s Javelin 2:00pm

A strong field includes last year’s 1-2 finishers, UNCWilmington’s
Anna Raynor(#1) and Purdue’s Kara Patterson(#3),
and Duke’s Daina Pucurs(#3). Patterson was the 2005 Relays
Champion

Raynor beat Pucurs to win the 2006 ECAC title and finished
4th at the NCAA Championships. Their 2007 bests-Raynor(1693),
Pucurs (168-11).

274-High School Girls High Jump 2:30pm

Ashley Gatling(#1-Deep Creek,Va) won last year with a jump of
5-8 1/2. She jumped a personal best of 5-10 earlier this spring.
Brigetta Barrett(#2-R.C.Ketcham,NY) jumped 5-9 indoors.

275-College Women’s Pole Vault 3:00pm

Arkansas’ Jodi Unger(#1) won last year with a leap of 13-5 1/4.

278-High School Girls Shot Put 4:00pm

Kamorean Hayes (#1-Harding,NC) was the #1 prep in the U.S. in
2006. She was the U.S. Junior Champion and she led the nation
with a throw of 52-2. She improved to 52-6 1/2 in March at the
Nike Indoor Nationals. The Relays Record of 50-3/4 was set way
back in 1980 by Elaine Sobansky(Trinity,Pa).

Hoping to challenge Hayes is local favorite Karen
Shump(Penncrest,Pa), who was 4th at last year’s Relays. She had
a best of 48-7 3/4 during the indoor season.

Friday April 27

81-College Men’s 400-mneter hurdles 9:00am

Hampton’s Terry Thornton(#1) finished 2nd last year, while
Auburn’s Rueben McCoy(#2), who ran 50.31 this past weekend,
was 5th. The order was reversed at the NCAA Championships,
with McCoy finishing 4th and Thornton 7th. South Carolina’s
Thomas Hilliard(#3) has run 50.71 this spring.

82-85 High School Boys 4x800 Relay Heats

The 12 fastest teams from the four heats advance to the
Championship Final on Saturday (Event #235-3:00pm). It took
7:58.62(06), 7:57.79(05), and 7:55.90(04) to qualify for the final
the last three years.

82-”Small” Schools Boys 4x800 Relay 9:20am

Manchester,JAM(AA-7:51.52), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake,NY(AB7:
55.43), Byram Hills,NY(AC-7:55.97), Calabar,JAM(AD-7:58.03),
Iona Prep,NY(AE-7:57.27), Somers,NY(AF-7:59.19)

83-”Small” Schools Boys 4x800 Relay 9:30am

Kerone Robinson is the only returnee for 2006 Champion
Holmwood Tech,JAM(BA-7:53.08), but he’s not listed on the
school’s entry. Pleasantville,NJ(BB-7:54.76), which is led by Alan
Laws(1:53.51), Notre Dame,NJ(BC-7:56.71), which is led by Gigi
Gibilisco(1:53.90) Monroe,WI(BD-7:56.76), Indian Hills(BE), which is
led by Max Bruno (1:54.33), and Great Valley,Pa(BF-7:58.61).

84-”Large” Schools Boys 4x800 Relay 9:40am

Kingston College,JAM(CA-7:46.01), Chaminade,NY(CB-7:53.79),
North Penn,Pa(CC-7:54.39), Arlington,NY(CD-7:56.21).

85-”Large” Schools Boys 4x800 Relay 9:50am

The girls from Roosevelt,Md(DA) get most of the publicity,
but the boys team, which ran 7:49.90 indoors, is not too shabby
either. Don Bosco Prep,NJ(DB-7:52.92), Jackson,NJ(DC-7:56.04),
(DD-7:56.13), LaSalle College,Pa(DF-7:59.92). Senior Lionel
Williams led St.Peter’s,NY(DO) into last year’s final with a great

1:51.4 anchor. Can he do it again this year? (He ran 1:51.2 in the
final).
The Royal Grammar School (DL) is believed to be the first H.S.
team from England to compete at Penn.

104/105-H.S. Boys 4x100 Relay Heats 10:35am

The eight fastest teams from the “small” and “large” school
heats advance to the Championship Final on Saturday(Event
#227-2:10pm). Heats are run in alphabetical order (by school).

Six teams from Jamaica made last year’s final and they could
top that total this year:

39.80 JR St. Jago
Led by the sensational Yohan Blake, Jago ran an
incredible 39.80 at the Jamaican Champs.
40.28 DI Calabar
40.48 RW Kingston Coll.
40.56 NI Camperdown
Defending champions set a Relays Record of 40.15
last year...returning from that team are Rasheed
Dwyer and Remaldo Rose, last year’s MVP
40.70 LN Wolmers
40.76 RM Jamaica
41.01 GA Holmwood
41.20 FU Herbert Morrison

Among the U.S. team looking to break up the Jamaicans is
South Shore,NY(WM), which ran a quick 41.05 this past weekend
at the New York Relays and California powerhouse Long Beach
Poly(SM), which is led by Bryshun Nellum. Poly ran 41.39 at the
Arcadia Invitational. Others include Camden,NJ(DJ), and
DaMatha,Md(OU). Trinidad’s El Dorado(ES) won this event in 2001
and 2002.

107 Masters Men’s 4x100 Relay (40+) 12:15pm

Aaron Thigpen, who is scheduled to compete for an “Allstar”
team(A) set an American Masters Record of 10.60 in the M40
category at the Mt.SAC Relays.

108 Masters Men’s 4x100 Relay (50+) 12:17pm

Ageless Bill Collins (he’s actually 56), who is one of the best
Masters sprinters in the world, will run for the Houston Elite
TC(B). Collins first ran at Penn during his high school days at
Mt.Vernon H.S. in the late 1960s. Collins was an All-American at
TCU and ran the lead-off leg on the U.S. team that set a world
record in the 4x100 relay at the 1977 World Cup in Dusseldorf,
Germany.

110 College Men’s 4x100 relay Heats 12:20pm

The 8 fastest teams advance to the Championship Final on
Saturday (Event #222-1:50pm). It took 40.73(06), 40.65(05), and
40.38(04) to qualify for the final the last three years.

Six of the eight fastest teams in the country are entered.

38.78
AB FLORIDA ST.
A lineup of Greg Bolden, Walter Dix, Michael Ray
Garvin, and Charles Clark ran this fast time at the
ACC Championships on Saturday.

38.95 AC
U.TECH/JAM
No team from Jamaica has ever won this event at
Penn

39.43 AA
LSU
Marvin Stevenson and Richard Thompson return
from last year’s winning team. Thompson also ran
on the 2005 winning team.

39.48 AH
CLEMSON
39.48
AF ST. AUGUSTINE’S
The #1 NCAA Div.II team in the country
39.49 AG
TEXAS A&M
39.65 AD
TENNESSEE
39.95 AR
ARKANSAS
39.97 AO
MIDDLE TENN.
40.13 AE
TCU
40.17 AJ
EAST CAROLINA
40.23 AI
MISSISSIPPI STATE
40.29 AV
WAKE FOREST
40.36 AS
AUBURN
40.38 AK
KENTUCKY

112 H.S. Girls 4x800 Championship 12:40pm
See events 5-8

Holmwood Tech is the 2-time defending champ andhas won this
event six of the last nine years. Roosevelt(Md) is given the best
chance of stopping the Jamaicans.

113 College Women 4x100 Championship 12:50pm
See event 12

South Carolina was a winner in 2002 and 2005. Sholonda
Solomon, a key member of this year’s team, was a member of the
2005 squad. LSU has won this event 10 times since 1985.

121 College Women 4x1500 Championship 1:20pm

Michigan(A) has a strong lineup of Katie Erdman(4:20.06),
Geena Gall(4:19.85), Canadian Nicole Edwards(4:16.47), and Grad
Student Anna Willard(4:25.35), who anchored Brown to a 3rdplace
finish in last year’s Distance Medley.

Possible challengers include North Carolina (B), with Brie
Felnagle on the anchor, Oregon (C), Georgetown (D), Brigham
Young (E), Duke (F), with Shannon Rowbury (see DMR), and
Villanova( G).

3-time defending champion Stanford is staying at home this
weekend.


122 College Men 4x200 Relay Heats 1:40pm

The 8 fastest teams advance to the Championship Final on
Saturday (Event #232-2:40pm). It took 1:24.45(06), 1:25.54(05),
and 1:24.69(04) to qualify for the final the last three years.

The miserable spring weather has cut down on the
opportunities for most teams to put up a fast time in this event.

Two teams who have run fast, Tennessee and Florida State,
could contend for the title against Jamaica’s University of
Technology (U.Tech).

LEADING TEAMS

1:22.88
AD TENNESSEE
1:22.91
AC FLORIDA STATE
AB U. TECH
AA LSU
Mello Rogers ran on last year’s winning team
AE TEXAS A&M
AF CLEMSON

1:24.10
AJ MIDDLE TENNESSEE
1:24.41
AG KENTUCKY
AM ST. AUGUSTINE’S
AI Rutgers

123 College Women 4x200 Relay Heats 2:00pm

The 8 fastest teams advance to the Championship Final on
Saturday (Event #230-2:30pm). It took 1:35.20(06), 1:38.74(05cool),
and 1:34.88(04) to qualify for the final the last three
years.

Assuming both teams advance, it could be quite a battle in
the final between LSU, which returns all four runenrs from last
year’s winning team, and a South Carolina foursome of Chiquita
Martin, Stephanie Smith, Shalonda Solomon, and Natasha Hastings.

LEADING TEAMS
AA LSU

1:32.16 AB
SOUTH CAROLINA
AE TEXAS A&M
AC TENNESSEE
AD G.C. FOSTER/Jamaica
AF U. TECH/Jamaica
AG AUBURN
AH TCU
AM MIAMI
AJ GEORGIA TECH

127 H.S. Girls 4x100 Championships 2:24pm
See Events 9&10

Jamaica’s Holmwood Tech is favored to win for the 2nd year in
a row.

128 College Men Shuttle Hurdles 2:45pm

LEADING TEAMS

A TENNESSEE
Carjay Lyles is the only returnee from last year’s winning
team. Tennessee has won the event a record 14 times
B LSU

Alleyne Lett was runnerup in the 60-hurdles at this year’s

NCAA AIndoor Championships. Only win in this event

came 20 years ago in 1987.
C PURDUE

Strong 1-2 in Keith Hopkins and Rickey Pinkney.
D HAMPTON
EABILENE CHRISTIAN
F PENN STATE

Ran 59.08 at the Sea Ray Relays
G CORNELL

130 College Women Shuttle Hurdles 3:00pm

LEADING TEAMS
A LSU

Has won this event 3 of the last 4 years.Jessica Ohanaja
and Angel Boyd ran on last year’s winning team.
Sophomore Nickeisha WIlson was 5th in the 60-hurdles at

last month’s NCAA Indoor Championships.
B TEXAS A&M
Last won this event in 1997. Disqualified after finishing 2nd
last year.
C SOUTH CAROLINA

Ronnetta Alexander and Chiquita Martin ran on the team
that won here in 2005. Soph Trier Young provides a
strong 3rd leg.

D TENNESSEE
EPURDUE
F Pittsburgh
G CLEMSON
H West Virginia

131 College Men’s 110-meter Hurdles Heats 3:20pm

First two from each of three heats, plus the next 3 fastest
finishers(9 in all) advance to Saturday’s final (event #2414:
00pm).
LEADING ENTRANTS (With 2007 bests)

The top three finishers in the 60-meter hurdles at this year’s
NCAA Div.I Championships are entered.

4 Jeff Porter Michigan 14.19

5 Alleyne Lett LSU 13.77
Finished 3rd at last year’s Relays
1 Dominic Berger Maryland 13.54w

Others
3 Shamar Sands Auburn 13.55
2 Mike Wray Pittsburgh

IC4A Indoor champ was having a great year until he got
hurt warming up for the NCAA final
6 Ty Akins Auburn 13.64
7 Drew Brunson Florida State 13.63w
9 Keith Hopkins Purdue 13.88

12 Rickey Pinkney Purdue 13.92
8 Thomas Hilliard South Carolina 13.94

132 College Women’s 100m Hurdles Heats 3:20pm

First two from each of three heats, plus the next 3 fastest
finishers(9 in all) advance to Saturday’s final (event #2393:
50pm).
LEADING ENTRANTS (With 2007 bests)

Six of the eight finalists in the 60-meter hurdles at this year’s
NCAA Div.I Indoor Championships are entered..
3 Shantia Moss Georgia Tech 12.83w
2007 NCAA Indoor Champion
22 Kristi Castlin Virginia Tech 12.82w
Beat Moss to win the ACC title this past weekend

1 Jessica Ohanaja LSU 13.22
NCAA runnerup
2 Monique Morgan Villanova 13.18w 8th NCAAi
4 Angel Boyd LSU 13.23
23 Jennifer Williams Texas A&M 13.27
10 Yvette Lewis Hampton 13.31
6 Nickeisha Wilson LSU 13.32 5th NCAAi
7 Ronnetta Alexander South Carolina 13.52
8 Chiquita Martin South Carolina 13.35
5 Nia Ali Tennessee 6th NCAAi
14 Celreice Law Tennessee 13.61 7th NCAAi


136 Masters Men’s 100meters 40 and Older 2:56pm

Aaron Thigpen (#1) set an American Masters Record of 10.60 in
the M40 category at the Mt.SAC Relays.

137 Masters Men’s 100meters 45 and Older 2:58pm

138 Masters Men’s 100meters 50 and Older 3:00pm

139 Masters Men’s 100meters 55 and Older 3:02pm

56-year old Billl Collins won this race last year in 11.50 to set a
World Masters Record in this age category. He first ran at Penn
during his high school days at Mt.Vernon H.S. in the late 1960s.
Collins was an All-American at TCU and ran the lead-off leg on the

U.S. team that set a world record in the 4x100 relay at the 1977
World Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany.
140 Masters Men’s 100meters 60 and Older 3:04pm

A rematch of last year’s crowd-pleasing race between winner
Ronn Johnson (#4-12.70, runnerup Robert Koontz(#1-12.73), and
3rd-placer Roger Pierce(#5-12.79).

141 Masters Men’s 100meters 65 and Older 3:06pm

142 Masters Men’s 100meters 70 and Older 3:08pm

Listed as an alternate is 70-year old Ira Davis(#11), the former
LaSalle star who was a 3-time U.S. Olympian in the triple jump
(4th in 1960). Davis won the college triple jump at the 1958
Penn Relays.

143 College Men’s 100-Meters Heats 3:10pm

First two from each of three heats, plus the next 3 fastest
finishers(9 in all) advance to Saturday’s final (event #2464:
25pm).

Florida State’s sprinters, including Walter Dix, are likely to
concentrate on the Relays
LEADING ENTRANTS (With 2007 bests)

1 Travis Padgett Clemson 10.05w

Defending Relays champ and the 2007 NCAA Div.I Indoor

Champion-60m

3 Nesta Carter U.Tech/Jamaica 10.20

5 Chris Davis No.Carolina Central

2007 NCAA Div.II Indoor Champion-60m.

8 Richard Thompson LSU 10.31

4th at last year’s Relays

9 Delwayne Delaney TCU 10.29
13 Aulton Kohn Syracuse 10.31
19 Richard Adu-Bobie Texas A&M 10.33
28 Jared WIms Florida International 10.34w
14 Ashhad Agyepong Rhode Island 10.36

4 James Rainer East Tennessee 10.43
6 Mario Forsythe U.Tech/Jamaica 10.53/PR-10.27
10 Mike LeBlanc Syracuse 10.54
2007 IC4A Indoor Champion

144 College Women’s 100-Meters Heats 3:20pm

First two from each of three heats, plus the next 3 fastest
finishers(9 in all) advance to Saturday’s final (event #2444:
15pm).

The top 4 finishers from this year’s NCAA Div.I Indoor
Championships are entered.
LEADING ENTRANTS (With 2007 bests)

1 Kelly Ann Baptiste LSU 11.22

2006 winner ran 11.10 in the final to tie Lauryn Williams’

Relays Record...3rd in the 60, 2nd in the 200 at this

year’s Indoor NCs

2 Kerron Stewart Auburn 11.10

2007 NCAA Indoor Div.I Champ at 60 and 200 meters. Ran

11.10 this past weekend.
3 Courtnhey Champion Tennessee 11.59
Runnerup in the 60 at the Indoor NCs
20 Gloria Asumnu Tulane 11.31
4th in the 60 at this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships

4 Virgik Hodge TCU 11.29w/11.51
5 Tracy Anne Rowe Auburn 11.41
6 Murielle Ahoure George Mason 11.41
2007 ECAC Indoor Champion--60m&200m--5th at Penn-’06
7 Sherry Fletcher LSU 11.41
Finished 4th last year
8 Cleo Tyson Tennessee nt/11.10-PR
9 Samantha Henry LSU 11.52
10 Nyoka Cole U.Tech/Jamaica11.63/11.29-PR
12 Brooklynn Morris LSU 11.60
Finished 3rd last year
23 Jamee Jones TCU 11.40w
13 Porscha Lucas Texas A&M 11.42

145 College Men’s Distance Medley Champ. 3:50pm

The “Signature” event of the Penn Relays. Texas(AA) returns
Jake Morse(1200), Joseph Davis(400), and anchor Leonel
Manzano (1600) from last year’s winning team, with Jacob
Hernandez, the 2007 Big-12 Indoor 800 champ, replacing Kyle
Miller on the 800 leg. Texas had the fastest indoor time in the
country--9:31.27.

Longhorns’ coach jason Vigilante can expect challenges from
Arkanas(AB), which has won this event 15 times, Michigan(AC),
Providence(AD), Villanova(AE), and Oregon(AF), which will be
anchored by freshman A.J. Acosta, who just ran 3:42.40 for 1500meters
on Friday night in Eugene.

147 Masters Mixed 4x400 Relay 50+ 4:20pm

Competing in his 3rd event, 56-year old Bill Collins will run for
the Houston Elite T.C.(A)

148 College Men’s 4x400 Relay Heats 4:25pm

The 8 fastest teams advance to the Championship Final on
Saturday (Event #257-5:45pm).

It took 3:08.08(06), 3:10.91(05-cool), and 3:08.61(04) to
qualify for the final the last three years.

In the past, teams ran in pre-determined heats, but this year
they will be seeded in the “paddock”, the same procedure used
in the 4x100 and 4x200.
LEADING TEAMS

3:04.64 AA
LSU
Lost key members Kelly Willie and Xavier Carter
from last year’s winning, but is till the #1 seed
coming into this year’s Relays.

3:05.98 AE
TEXAS A&M
3:06.29
AB KENTUCKY
Runnerup at the NCAA Indoor Championships
3:06.87 AF
MISSISSIPPI ST.
3:07.20 AC SO. CAROLINA
3:07.35i AD FLORIDA ST.
Ricardo Chambers is the 2007 NCAA Indoor
champion at 400-meters

3:08.39 AG
MIDDLE TENN.
3:08.60 AK
WAKE FOREST
Michael Bingham was 4th in the 400 at this
year’s Indoor NCs

3:08.86 AH ORAL ROBERTS
3:09.30i AL ST.AUGUSTINE’S
3:09.78 BA
OKLAHOMA
3:09.86 AO PURDUE
3:10.33i AT Rutgers
3:10.66i AN Seton Hall
3:10.73i BC U.Mass/Lowell
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149 College Men’s 4x400 Relay Heps 5:05pm

Cornell(B) edged Princeton(A) in a thrilling race at this year’s
Indoor Heps (3:12.98-3:13.07). Columbia will be anchored by
Erison Hurtault, who ran a personal best of 45.99 two weeks ago
in Miami.

153 Olympic Dev. Women’s 4x400 Relay 5:25pm

jInez Turner, the 1994 and 1995 NCAA Champion at 800-meters,
is scheduled to run a leg for the Executives T.C. (A).

155 H.S. Boys Distance Medley Champ. 5:35pm

Old Bridge,NJ(A-10:15.84) and West Chester Henderson,Pa(I10:
16.57) have the fastest times of the teams entered, but all
eyes will be on Craig Forys, who will probably have to bring his
Colts Neck,NJ(D) team from behind. Forys, who finished 2nd in
the 3000 at last year’s Relays, ran a great 4:05.9 anchor at the
National Scholastics at the Armory in March.

Other anchors to look for include Mark Amirault, who ran 4:10.0
last year to bring Xaverian Brothers,Ma(F) home in 7th place, and
Brandon Jarrett of St.Benedict’s Prep,NJ(C).

156 High School Boys Mile 5:50pm

No one has ever won both individual running events at Penn,
but Matt Centrowitz (#1-Broadneck,Md), winner of the 3000 last
year, could become the first to do so if he can win the mile this
year.

He had the fastest indoor time, 4:08.55, and his biggest
challenge could come from Charles White (#5-Cherry Creek,Co),
who moved from New York to Colorado during the indoor season.

White, who finished 3rd here last year, ran 4:10.04 at the
recent Arcadia Invitational. He ran 58.5 for his last 1/4-mile when
he ran 4:14.23 to win at the National Scholastics in March.

Other potential contenders include junior Andrew Perkins (#4Watertown,
WI), who recently ran 4:11.77 for 1600-meters (he
was 9th here last year), Paul Springer (#2-Unionville,Pa, 4:12.61i),
who was 5th in last year’s 3000, Luke Puskedra (#6-Judge
Memorial,UT), who won the 2-mile at Arcadia in 9:00.51, Emil
Heineking (#10-Chardon,OH-9:03.00/2m), and defending champ
Dominic Della Pelle (#14-Salesianum,De).

157 High School Boys 3000 meters 5:55pm

Leading contenders include Andrew Hanko (#8-Trinity
Christian,NJ-9:09.80/2m), Mike Spooner (#2-West Springfield,Va9:
12.07/2m), and Jason Weller (#1-Boyertown,Pa-8:26.21/3000).

158 H.S. Girls 4x400 Relay Championship 6:05pm
See events 13-56

Holmwood Tech is looking for its 3rd consecutive win and its
5th in the last 7 years.

159 College Women Sprint Medley Champ. 6:10pm

Tennessee (AA) won last year with freshman Sarah Bowman on
the anchor, but coach J.J. Clark might replace her with leslie
Treherne this year. Courtney Champion returns from last year’s
winning team.

Challengers include last year’s teams that finished 2-3-4:
Miami(AB), which returns Ginou Ettienne (400) and anchor Ena
Leufroy from last year’s runnerup team, Cornell (AC), with Morgan
Uceny again on the anchor (2:04.58), and LSU (AD), which
returns Carliesa Meakes (400) and anchor Tanya Osbourne. Penn
State (AE), with Shana Cox (400) and Briene Simmons (800),
could also be a contender, as could North Carolina(AF), whose
expected anchor, Brie Felnagle, just ran 2:04.93 to win the ACC

800.
160 College Men Sprint Medley Champ. 6:35pm

Florida State (AA) will be tough to beat with a potential
lineup (with their PRs) of Walter Dix (20.18), Michael Ray Garvin
(20.75), Ricardo Chambers(44.71), and Tom Lancashire (1:45.76).

The Florida State men have never won a relay event at Penn.

Tim Harris ran a great 1:46.4 anchor to give Miami(AG) a 2ndplace
finish last year, but the team was subsequently disqualified.
Harris is back for another chance.

Others to look for include LSU (AB), with a potential lineup of
Mello Rogers, Jamaal James, Reggie Dardar, and Reuben Twijukye,
Auburn(AC), Albany(AD), and Arkansas(AE).

Runninng the anchor leg for North Carolina Central (AF) will be
freshman Karjaun Willoiams, the #1 prep in the U.S. in 2006
(1:49.97).

FRIDAY FIELD EVENTS

281 High School Girls Discus 9:00am

Junior Natalie Baird (#1-Park View,Va) won last year with a
throw of 144-3 and had a 2006 best of 157-7.

285 College Women’s Triple Jump 10:00am

Hampton’s Yvette Lewis (#!,44-8), 3rd here a year ago, was
2md at this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships, one place ahead
of Auburn’s Michelle Vaughn(#2).

286 College Men’s Shot Put 10:30am

Junior Milan Jotanovic (64-2 1/4) could become Manhattan
College’s first winner of this event since Joe Marchiony won in
1960. He’ll have to get past North Carolina State’s Mitchell
Pope(#2, 64-10).

289 College Women’s Discus 11:00am

Miami’s Khadija Talley(#3) edged North Carolina’s Jocelyn White
(#1) at thisd past weekend’s ACC Championships, 174-6 to threw
174-6 to 174-5.

292 High School Boys Javelin Noon

Canada’s Kyle Nielson threw 210-1 with the international
implement at the Mt.SAC Relays. As usual, Pennsylvania has some
potential challngers in Andrew Fahringer (#3-Whitehall,
210-7/’06), sophomore Justin Shirk (#2-Central Dauphin,
207-5/’06), and Brian Moore (#4-LaSalle, 197-8/’06).

293 College Men’s Discus 12:15pm

Virginia’s Yemi Aynei,(#1) 4th here a year ago, has a best this
spring of 198-3 and won the ACC title this past weekend with a
throw of 181-10. Texas’ Derek Randall (#2) has thrown 196-2 this
season

295 College Women’s High Jump 1:45pm

Cornell’s Sarah Wilfred (#1, 6-1 1/2( was 4th at this year’s
NCAA Indoor Championships. Other 6-footers in the field include
Auburn’s Raevan Harris (#5, 6-3/4), Texas A&M’s Caroline
Wolf(#2, 6-1/2), and Miami’s Viktoria Andonova (#4, 6-0)

286 College Men’s Long Jump 2:00pm

Arkansas freshman Alain Bailey(#1), the winner of the High
School event at last year’s Relays, finished 3rd at this year’s
NCAA Indoor Championships with a jump of 25-6 3/4. LSU’s Will
Coppage(#3) wasn’t far behind in 5th with a mark of 25-6 1/4.
Possible contenders include Florida ssenior Mike Morrison (#2,
25-4 1/2) and Virginia Commonwealth’s Davion Lambert (#5,
25-3 1/2).

298 High School Shot Put 2:30pm

Only two 60-footers in the field: Wayne Crawford (#1,
Chestnut Hill,Pa, 61-1 3/4) and Vincent Elardo (#2,Lacey,NJ,
60-6).

Saturday April 28

162-167 Racewalks 7:00am

168 High School Boys 400-meter Hurdles 9:00am

ST.Jago’s Riker Hylton(#2) has ran 51.58 earlier this month and
won the 400 at the Jamaican H.S. Championships in a quick 46.28.
Johnny Dutch (#1-Clayton,NC) had a best of 51.72 in 2006.

169 Olympic Development Men’s 400-Hurdles 9:05am
Adrian Findlay(#2) won last year in 50.39.

170-217 High School Boys 4x400 Relay Heats

The 8 fastest teams advance to the Championship Final on
Friday (Event #253-5:25pm).

It took 3:16.42(06), 3:18.22(05), and 3:18.29(04) to qualify for
the final the last three years.

192 HSB 4x400 Relay 11:00am

Jack Hayward/BAH (L) was a finalist in 2006, but appears to
have a completely new foursome this year. Royal Grammar (N), a
team from England, is making its Penn Relays debut (the same
foursome was scheduled to run the 4x800 on Friday).

199 HSB 4x400 Relay 11:35am

Long Beach Poly,Ca(J-3:16.28) will be led by Bryshun Nellum, who
ran a 45.1 split in the sprint medley at Arcadia and has run 46.02
out of the blocks this season. Other potential finalists include
Camperdown (D) 3:13.43, Herbert Morrison (L) 3:14.74, South
Shore,NY (H-3:16.20), Wolmer’s Boys (I) 3:16.53, 3:18.70,
Bridgeport/JAM (C), Holmwood Tech (E) 3:20.09

200 HSB 4x400 Relay 11:40am

A potential preview of the Championship final, with two sub-3:10
teams going at it--Kingston College(C) 3:09.22 and St.Jago(I)

3:09.51. Other leaading teams include El Dorado/TRI(K-3:15.86c),
Newburgh,NY(D-3:18.24), St.Elizabeth/JAM (G-3:18.70),
Plesantville,NJ(E-3:18.90),

201 HSB 4x400 Relay 11:45am

Possible sub-3:20 teams include Manchester/JAM (D-3:18.47),
Bethel,Va(B), which won the 4x200 at the Nike Indoor
Nationals(1:29.90), Monmouth,NJ(E), which is led by twins Charles
and Chris Cox, Ardenne,JAM(A), Tabernacle,BAH(K), and Deep
Creek,Va(I). Look for good splits from Corryl Boyd (Westlake,Md-
H, 48.45) and Allan Lunkenheimer (Old Bridge,NJ-G, 48.67).

202 HSB 4x400 Relay 11:50am

Calabar(A) 3:10.62, Jamaica College (F) 3:14.68, DeMatha,Md(C3:
16.48), Cornwall/JAM (B) 3:19.64, Mannings/JAM (G) 3:20.17.

203
USA vs The World Women’s Sprint Medley 11:55am


The lineups are still tentative for the six USA vs the World
races, but this one looks like it could be another battle between
the USA and Jamaica, which will certainly please the Penn crowd.
Hazel Clark has anchored the U.S. to victory in this event the last
two years (“world record” each time) and is expected to be back
this year. Kenia Sinclair, who battled Clark on the anchor leg in
2005, could be back as part of Jamaica’s team.

Althea Chambers, who anchored Texas Tech to victory in the
college sprint medley in 2005, is scheduled to run for an “All-
Star” team.

206 HSB 4x400 Inter-Ac 12:10pm
Germantown Academy(C)’s Elliot Rhodes ran 1:53.39 for 800meters
indoors.

217 HSB 4x400 Relay Philadelphia Public 1:05pm

Always a crowd pleaser at Penn. Simon Gratz(A) ran 3:15.54 last
year to qualify for the Championship final, but they’ve got a new
lineup this year.

218 USA vs The World Women’s 4x100 Relay 1:10pm
(ESPN2’s live coverage begins with this event)

The U.S. has won this event six of the seven years since the
series started in 2000. (Jamaica won in 2002.

Allyson Felix, Lauryn Williams, and Sanya Richards are among
the U.S. sprinters who could be competing.

218 USA vs The World Men’s 4x100 Relay 1:17pm

The U.S. has never been beaten in this event in the 7-year
series.

Possible U.S. team members include former collegians who
have run at Penn before, such as Arkansas’ Tyson Gay and Wallace
Spearmon, and LSU’s Xavier Carter and Kelly Willie.

Will Asafa Powell, the world record holder in the 100-meters,
run for Jamaica?? Stay tuned.

220 College Men 4-mile Relay Championship 1:25pm

They’re not in the program, but the men from Wisconsin(V)
could win their first title at Penn since they won the distance
medley in 1916--a gap of 91 years!

The Badgers are expected to bring a young, but talented,
foursome that includes redshirt freshman Brandon
Bethke(4:01.81i-’07), true freshmen Jack Bolas (4:01.47i-’07) and
Pennsylvania native Craig Miller (4:02.60i-’07), and senior Chris
Solinsky(3:57.80-’06).

All four ran well last Friday in Eugene, Oregon. Solinsky ran

13:30.54 for 5000-meters, Bethke 8:58.04 in the steeplechase,
and Miller(3:42.67) and Bolas (3:44.21) backed up their indoor
mile times with good performances in the 1500-meters.
It might be asking too much of this young team, but if they
get rolling early, and are being pushed by other teams, they
could challenge the American (16:08.54) and Collegiate

(16:04.54) Records.
Of course, nothing is guaranteed at Penn, and the Badgers still
have to win the race over challengers like last year’s top two
finishers, Arkansas(A) and Iona(B), Michigan(C), Providence(D),
Georgetown(E), and Texas(U).

223 College Men’s 4x100 Championship 1:55pm
See event 110

Florida State won the women’s 4x100 in 1982 and 1983, but
this would be the first win for the men. LSU is the 2-time
defending champion.

227 H.S. Boys 4x100 Championship 2:10pm

The thousands of Jamaican fans in Franklin Field will be on their
feet for this race, which could include as many as seven schools
from the island in the Caribbean. The expected cool weather
could have an effect on times, but can St.Jago, which ran 39.80
at the Jamaican Champs, break Camperdown’s year-old Relays
Record of 40.13? Can Brooklyn’s South Shore H.S., which ran

41.05 this past weekend, pull off a huge upset?

228
USA vs The World Men’s Distance Medley 2:15pm


It will be hard to match the drama and excitement of last year’s
race, when Alex Kipchirchir ran down Bernard Lagat in the final
strioes to give Kenya the win over Team USA as both teams
smashed the previous world record (9:15.6-9:15.63).

The lineups are unclear at this time, but the field will include
the U.S., Kenya, and Canada (with Nate Brannen and Kevin
Sullivan?).

230 College Women 4x200 Championship 2:30pm
See event 123

LSU has won this event 11 times in the last 16 years and
returns Sherry Fletcher, Kelly Ann Baptiste, Deonna Lawrence,
and Brooklynnn Morris from last year’s winning team. They could
have a tough time this year with a strong lineup from South
Carolina, the winner in 2000 and 2005.

232 College Men 4x200 Championship 2:40pm
See event 122

Will this be Florida State’s 3rd win of the weekend? (they were
among the favorites in the sprint medley and 4x100).

Jamaica’s U. Tech, with Asafa Powell running the anchor leg,
won this event in 2003.

LSU is the defending champion, but lost Xavier Carter and Kelly
Willie from that team.

233
USA vs The World Women’s 4x400 Relay 2:45pm


It’s billed as the USA against the World, but it often turns into
a U.S. vs Jamaica battle, much to the delight of the Jamaican fans
in the crowd. A lot of good-natured chanting and flag-waving on
both sides goes on before and during these races.

Sanya Richards, voted the Female Athlete of the Year by the
IAAF and T&F News in 2006, led Team USA to victory last year
with a 49.8 anchor and could be back again this year.

234
USA vs The World Men’s 4x400 Relay 2:52pm


The U.S. has a 6-1 advantage over Jamaica in this event and is
favored to win again this year. Possible U.S. team members
include Andrew Rock, LaShawn Merritt, Kerron Clement, and
Nershawn Jackson.

235 H.S. Boys 4x800 Championships 3:00pm
See events 82-85

Holmwood Tech is the defendinhg champion, but Jamaican rival
Kingston College could take top honors this year.

236-College Women’s 4x800 3:10

This could be the deepest event of the weekend, with as many
as 5-6 possible winners.

Texas (AA) returns Katara Rosby, Janine Davis, and Temeka
Kincy from last year’s winning team and have added Devon
Williams. The 17-year old freshman hasn’t been heard from much
since tearing up indoor tracks in the East during her early H.S.
years, but she ran 2:10.33 this past weekend in Austin. Kincy

(2:10.27) and Rosby (2:11.62) also ran well in that race, but
Davis, who ran 2:11.87 last month, only managed to run 2:17.09.
The Longhorns will have a tough time staying on top against
this field.
Michigan(AD) has a potential winning lineup of Anna
Willard(2:07.12-’06), Canadian Nicole Edwards 2:04.84i), Geena
Gall(2:04.81i), and Katie Erdman (2:02.99).

Another strong team is coming all the way from England. The
University of Birmingham is bringing a foursome of Hannah
England (2:05.25), Anna Simmonds (2:05.76), Hannah Brooks
(2:06.16), and Stacey Johhnson (4:29.46/1500m). The last time a
team from England won at Penn was in 1956, when Oxford
University won the men’s 2-mile and 4-mile Relays. (The team is
also a contender in Friday;s Distance Medley).

Other contenders include Tennessee (AB), last year’s runnerup,
Georgetown(AC), and North Carolina(AE). The Tarheels’ Brie
Felnagle ran 2:04.93 to win the ACC 800 this past weekend.

Oregon(AG) has a strong 1-2 punch in Zoe Buckman, who ran

2:03.94 in her native Australia in March, and sophomore Becca
Noble, who ran 2:02.07 to win last year’s NCAA 800 title. Another
member of the team is freshman Nicole Blood, who ran at Penn
during her prep career at Saratoga Springs(NY) H.S.

238 Olympic Development Mile 3:40pm

Dan Wilson(#7), who anchored Connecticut to an upset victory
over Arkansas in the college distance medley in 2000, is among
the entrants.

239 College Women’s 100m-hurdles Champ. 3:50pm
See event 132

There’s sure to be an emotional response from the crowd if
Virginia Tech freshman Kristi Castlin emerges as the winner.

240 Olympic Dev. Women’s 100m-Hurdles 3:55pm

Pretty good field if everyone shows up. Ginnie Powell (#1) was
the 2006 NCAA and U.S. Champion; Priscilla Lopes(#2) was the
2004 NCAA Indoor Champion while at Nebraska; and Sheena
Johnson (#3) is one of the best 4090-meter hurdlers in the
world.

241 College Men’s 110m-Hurdles Champ. 4:00pm
See event 131

Dominic Berger could become the first Maryland athlete to win
this event since Greg Robertson(1977) and Renaldo
Nehemiah(1978) won back-to-back titles.

242 Olympic Dev. Men’s 110m-Hurdles 4:05pm
Dudley Dorival(#1) won this event in 2003.

243 Olympic Development. Men’s 100-meters 4:10pm

Asafa Powell won this race last year, but he will only run the
4x100 relay this year (if at all).

Churandy Martina(#2) was an All-American at Texas-El Paso last
year. He has bests of 10.10 and 9.76w.

244 College Women’s 100-meters Champ. 4:15pm
See event 144

Could be a good battle between defending champion Kelly Ann
Baptiste of LSU and Auburn’s Kerron Stewart, the 2007 NCAA
Indoor 60 and 200 Champion.

245 Masters Men’s 100-meters 75 and older 3:50pm

Everyone stops to watch this race. Among the entrants are last
year’s runnerup, Wilton Gordon(78), Bert Lancaster (78), the
former meet director in the Philadelphia area, and 90-year old
Champ Goldy, who ran 20.94 last year.

246 College Men’s 100-meters Championship 4:25pm
See event 143

Clemson’s Travis Padgett is the defending champion

247 College Men’s 4x800 Championship 4:35pm

A possible replay of last year’s exciting race.

Oral Roberts(AA) brings back its winning foursome-- Adrian
Foster, Shaun Smith, James Wanjiku, and Prince Mumba.

Runnerup Villanova also returns the same lineup--Dan Tully,
Mark Korich, Sean Tully, and Drew Eckman. Eckman fought
gamely on the anchor leg against Prince Mumba, but fell short of
giving the Wildcats their 20th win in this event(7:18.74-7:19.06).
(Villanova’s last win was in 1992).

249 Olympic Devlopment Women’s Mile 5:05pm

Like the women’s O.D. hurdles, this is a good field if everyone
shows up. Among the entries are last year’s winner, Erin Donohue
(#1), 2004 winner Tiffany McWilliams(#2), former Georgetown star
Miesha Marzell(#3), North Carolina’s Brie Felnagle(#4), and Marina
Muncan(#5), who anchored Villanova to a win in the college
distance medley last year.

253 H.S. Boys 4x400 Championship 5:25pm
See events 170-217

Could be a classic battle between Jamaican rivals St.Jago and
Kingston College, both of which have run under 3:10 this season.

St.Jago has won this event at Penn three times, but a win here
would be the first for Kingston. Will Long Beach Poly’s Bryshun
Nellum be close enough to challenge the Jamaicans on the
anchor leg?

255 College Women’s 4x400 Championship 5:35pm
See events 59-60

Miami is the defending champion, while South Carolina has been
a winner 5 of the last 7 years.

257 College Men’s 4x400 Championship 5:45pm
See events 148-149

Despite losing the potent duo of Kelly Willie and Xavier Carter,
LSU could win this event for the 2nd year in a row.

SATURDAY FIELD EVENTS

302 High School Boys Long Jump 9:00am

Nicholas Gordon (#2-Calabar,JAM) jumped 24-9 3/4 to win at
this year’s Jamaican Championships. He was 3rd at last year’s
Relays.

Julian Reid (#1-Wolmer’s Boys/JAM) finished 2nd last year with
a personal best of 24-3. He’s matched that mark twice this year,
most recently to win at the Carifta Games. He would have also
been one of the favorites in the triple jump, which is going on at
the same time as this event.

Hanif Kendrick (#3-Franklin Township,NJ) was a winner at the
indoor National Scholastics with a jump of 24-3 3/4.

303 High School Boys Triple Jump 9:00am

Robert Peddlar (#1-Wolmer’s Boys,JAM) won last year with a
modest jump of 48-4. He jumped a personal best of 50-2 last
month. Seon Powell (#3-Munro College,JAM) has a best of
50-1/2.

304 High School Boys Discus 9:00am
Emory Parsons (#1-Columbia,NY) had a best of 185-6 last year.

305 High School Boys High Jump 10:00am

Devon Bond (#1-Trenton Central,NJ) won last year with a jump
of 6-10 1/4. He cleared 7-feet even this past indoor season.

306 High School Boys Pole Vault 10:00am

Wide open field includes Joe Bednarz (#1-Fordham Prep,NY)
and Kyle Duggan (#2-Monsignor Farrell,NY) both of whom jumped
15-6 indoors, David SLovenski (#4-Brunswick,Me/15-5 3/4), and
Brian McGovern (#9-Mt.St.Michael’s,NY) jumped 15-4 this past
weekend at the NY Relays. Brian Duggan, Kyle’s older brother,
won this event in 2005.

309 College Men’s Hammer Throw 11:00am

Auburn’s Cory Martin (#2) threw a personal best of 231-4 this
past weekend. That’s the best mark by a collegian this year.
Teammate Jake Dunkleberger (#3) has a best of 228-11 this year.

North Carolina senior Nick Owens (#1), last year’s runnerup, has
thrown 228-8 this year.

310 College Men’s Javelin 11:00am

North Carolina’s Justin Ryncavage, the defending champion, has
the best throw by a collegian this year, 240-6. Teammate Adam
Montague (#3) has thrown 232-8 this season. LSU’s pair of
Preston Chatham (#6) and Chad Radgowski (#4) have thrown
233-1 and 231-1, respectively, this year.

312 College Men’s High Jump 1:30pm

If the weather cooperates, this could be a great battle
between Auburn’s Donald Thomas (#2), the 2007 NCAA Indoor
Champion who just cleared 7-8 this past weekend, and defending
Relays champion Andra Manson (#1-Texas). The Relays Record of
7-6 1/2, shared by Texas’s Mark Boswell (2000) and Princeton’s
Tora Harris (2002) , could fall.

314 College Men’s Pole Vault 2:00pm

Binghamton senior Rory Quiller, the son of Army coach Jerry
Quiller, won this year’s IC4A indoor title and finished 2nd at the
NCAA Indoor Championships with a lifetime best of 18-1/2. He
didn’t clear a height here last year.

LSU freshman Josh Dominguez (#3) won the High School vault
here last year.

315 College Men’s Triple Jump 2:00pm

Cornell’s Muhammad Halim (#2) and Arkansas’ Nkosinza Balumbu
(#1) finished 2-3, respectively, at this year’s NCAA Indoor
Championships. Halim leads the NCAA outdoor list with a jump of
52-4 3/4.

316 Olympic Dev. Women’s Hammer Throw 3:00pm

American Record (242-4) holder Erin Gilreath (#1) won here last
year with a throw of 223-11. Beth Hart(#2) was the winner in
2005. This year, it could be Amber Campbell’s(#3) turn to win.
The former Coastal Carolina star beat Gilreath to win the weight
throw at this year’s U.S. Indoor Championships.

317 Olympic Dev. Men’s Hammer Throw 4:00pm

Strong field includes (with their 2007 bests) Libor Charfreitag
(#1/263-8), who set the event record of 260-9 in 2005(he also
won in 2003), 2006 U.S. Champion A.G. Kruger (#2/252-1),
defending champion Jake Freeman (#5/222-2), 2-time (20012002)
NCAA Champion Andras Haklits(#3/249-3), and Kibwe
Johnson (#5/241-3).

Also in the field is H.S. senior Walter Henning (#14St.
Anthony’s,NY)), who will be taking aim at Freeman’s H.S. record
(with the 16-pound implement) of 216-2, which was set in this
event at the 1999 Relays.



Jamaican news

JAMAICAN CHAMPS


Yohan Blake on Fire
Leads St.Jago to 39.80, 3:09.51


National Stadium-Kingston,Jamaica, March 28-31.
(Most events are split into age-related classes)
Results: www.issa.org.jm/champs07/
Stories:
tinyurl.com/29b6pn; tinyurl.com/22nc5w


17-year old Yohan Blake, running 9 races over a 4-day span, put
on one of the greatest shows ever at the Jamaican H.S.
Championships.

Blake, who won the bronze medal in the 100 at last year’s
World Junior Championships in Beijing, got his first win on Friday,

taking the 100 final in 10.21, a personal best and a Championship
Record.

On a busy Saturday, Blake first won his 200 semi in 21.44,
then won the final in 20.62, another personal best. He then
turned his attention to the relays, where he led his St.Jago
teammates to victory in the 4x100 and 4x400 in the sensational
times of 39.80 and 3:09.51, respectively. Both were Championship
Records.

Blake, who ran a 45.5 split, got big-time help in the 4x400
from Rykert Hylton, who had earlier won the 400 in 46.28.

There was plenty of depth in the 4x100, with Calabar(40.48),
Jamaica College(40.76), and Wolmers’ Boys(40.80) all getting
under 41-seconds. Kingstown College, which had run 40.88 in its
heat, was disqualified in the final for a passing violation.

It looks like the girls from Holmwood Tech are ready to defend
their Penn Relays titles in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800. They
won the two shorter races here in 44.64 and 3:38.49 and have
run 3:34.29 and 8:50.77 for the 4x800 earlier this season.

Booby-Gaye Wilkins led the way for Holmwood, winning the
Class I 400(52.14) and 800(2:11.98) and running on the winning
4x400. Teammate Keno Heaven won the Class 2 800 in 2:09.73.
BOYS

100(Class 1, -0.9),1.Yohan Blake (St.Jago) 10.21,
2.Remaldo Rose (Camperdown) 10.43; 200(Class 1,
1.0),1.Yohan Blake 20.62, 2.Garfield German (Calabar) 21.05;
200(Class 2, nwi),1.Ramone McKenzie (Calabar) 20.89; 400(Class
1),1.Rykert Hylton (St.Jago) 46.28, 2.Garfield German 46.63,
3.Annsert Whyte (Clan Carthy) 47.15, 4.Omar Johnson (Claude
McKay) 47.19; 400(Class 2),1.Ramone McKenzie 47.24; 800(Class
1),1.Theon O’Connor (Campion) 1:52.13, 2.Andre Thomas
(Calabar) 1:53.37, 3.Kirkland Smith (Claude McKay) 1:53.94;

110h(Class1, -1.2),1.Keiron Stewart (Kingston College) 13.53;
400h(Open),1.Keiron Stewart 51.42, 2.Andre Peart (Kingston)
52.48, 3.Sabiel Anderson (Camperdown) 52.85;

4x100(Class 1),1.St.Jago 39.80(Blake[4]), 2.Calabar
40.48, 3.Jamaica College 40.76, 4.Wolmers Boys 40.80,
5.Holmwood Tech 41.46(41.27-heat), 6.Cornwall 42.14(41.92heat),
7.Jose Marti Tech 1:19.27(42.65-heat); DQ-Kingston
College-40.46 (40.88-heat); 4x100(Class 2),1.Calabar 41.29,
2.Kingston College 41.83, 3.Herbert Morrison 41.85, 4.St.George’s
41.98, 5.Camperdown 42.29(42.02-heat); DNF_Mannings (41.98heat);


4x400(Open),1.St.Jago 3:09.51, 2.Calabar 3:10.61,
3.Camperdown 3:13.43, 4.Jamaica College 3:14.68, 5.Herbert
Morrison 3:15.34(3:14.74-heat), 6.Wolmers’ Boys 3:16.53,
7.Bridgeport 3:21.15(3:18.70-heat);

High Jump(Class1),1.Julian Reid (Wolmers’ Boys) 6-9 3/4;
Triple Jump(Open),1.Julian Reid 50-7 1/2, 2.Nicholas Gordon
(Calabar) 49-9 1/4, 3.Robert Peddlar (Wolmers’ Boys) 49-1 1/2;
GIRLS

100(Class 1, 1.1),1.Schillonie Calvert (Holmwood Tech) 11.38,
2.Anastasia Le-Roy (Holmwood) 11.41; 200(Class 1, 0.6),
1.Anastasia Le-Roy 23.12, 2.Schillonie Calvert 23.49, 3.Latoya King
(St.Jago) 24.03; 200(Class 2, -1.9),1.Danielle Jeffrey (Immaculate)
23.65, 2.Kaycea Jones (Edwin Allen) 24.09;

400(Class 1),1.Bobby-Gaye Wilkins (Holmwood)
52.14, 2.Kayan Robinson (Vere Tech) 54.80, 3.Shakeeri Cole
(Edwin Allen) 54.81, 4.Andrea Reid (Holmwood) 55.00; 400(Class
2),1.Shana-Gaye Tracey (Manchester) 53.33, 2.Latoya McDermott
(St.Andrew) 53.48, 3.Denesha Morris (Manchester) 54.18, 4.Susan
Hall (Holmwood) 55.42;

800(Class 1),1.Bobby-Gaye Wilkins 2:11.98, 2.Shakeeri
Cole 2:12.55, 3.Andrea Sutherland (Edwin Allen 2:13.22, 4.Vanessa
Boyd (Holmwood) 2:14.79; 800(Class2),1.Keno Heaven
(Holmwood) 2:09.73, 2.Teneisha Davis (Vere Tech) 2:11.04,
3.Nikita Tracey (Edwin Allen) 2:11.46, 4.Mackola Josephs (Edwin
Allen) 2:12.29;

400h,1.Shana-Gaye Tracey (Manchester) 57.90, 2.Andrea
Sutherland (Edwin Allen) 8.46, 3.Andrea Reid (Holmwood) 58.84;

4x100(Class 1),1.Holmwood Tech 44.64, 2.Edwin Allen

45.18, 3.St.Jago 46.55, 4.Vere Tech 47.16, 5.The Queen’s School
47.75, 6.Manchester 48.23 (48.01-heat), 7.St.Andrew
50.77(48.52-heat);

4x100(Class 2),1.Manchester 46.27, 2.Edwin Allen 46.28, 3.Vere
Tech 46.28, 4.Holmwood Tech 46.76, 5.Immaculate 47.46,
6.St.Jago 47.59, 7.Convent of Mercy Academy 47.80;

4x100(Class 3),1.Holmwood 47.08, 2.Herbert Morrison 47.12,
3.Manchester 47.25, 4.St.Jago 47.48, 5.Vere Tech 47.53;

4x400(Open),1.Holmwood 3:38.49, 2.Edwin Allen 3:40.25,
3.Manchester 3:41.68, 4.Vere Tech 3:47.11, 5.The Queen’s School
3:48.75, 6.St.Jago 3:49.99;

High Jump,1.Misha-Gaye Dacosta (Immaculate) 5-10 3/4; Long
Jump,1.Kimberly Williams 19-11 3/4; Javelin,1.Taneisha Blair
(Holmwood) 157-0.

Triple Jump,1.Kimberly Williams (Vere Tech)
44-4 1/4; Javelin,1.Tanesha Blair (Holmwood) 157-0.

CARIFTA GAMES
Blake-10.11!


Turks and Caicos Islands, April 7-9
RESULTS: tinyurl.com/38luyl
BLAKE INTERVIEW: tinyurl.com/yw9lyk

Many high school athletes who are scheduled to compete at
the Penn Relays did well at the Carifta Games, which serves as
the Caribbean Junior Championships.

17-year old Yohan Blake was again the #1 star, winning the
Under-20 100-meters in 10.11, which is a new Jamaican Junior
Record.

16-year old Dexter Lee (Herbert Morrison/JAM) won the Under17
100(10.34) and 200(21.09).

Bobby-Gaye Wilkins, who is expected to lead Holmwood Tech in
the 4x400 and 4x800 at Penn, won the women’s Under-20 400 in

53.01. Teammates Keno Heaven and Venessa Boyd finished 1-2 in
the Under-20 800.
MEN
100(under-20, 1.2), 1.Yohann Blake (Jamaica/St.Jago)
10.11(Jamaican Junior Record, Meet Record); (under 17, 1.0),
1.Dexter Lee (Jamaica/Herbert Morrison) 10.34(Meet Record);
200(under 17, 1.2),1.Dexter Lee 21.09; 400(under-20),1.Zwede
Hewitt (Trinidad) 47.14, 2.Oshane Barham (Jamaica/Kingston
College) 47.28;

High Jump(under 17),1.Raymond Higgs (Bahamas/Tabernacle)
6-11 3/4; Long Jump,1.Julian Reid (Jamaica/Wolmer’s Boys) 24-3,
2.Niochoals Gordon (Jamaica/Calabar) 23-10 1/4; Triple
Jump(under-17),1.Raymond Higgs 48-6 1/4;
WOMEN(UNDER-20)

100(1.3),1.Shakera Reese (Barbados) 11.34, 2.Schillonie
(Jamaica/Holmwood Tech) 11.61; 400,1.Bobby-Gaye Wilkins
(Jam/Holmwood) 53.01; 800,1.Keno Heaven (Jam/Holmwood)
2:11.66, 2.Venessa Boyd (Jam/Holmwood) 2:12.16;

400-hurdles,1.Shana-Gaye Tracey (Jam/Manchester) 58.77,
2.Andrea Reid (Jam/Holmwood) 59.79;
Triple Jump,1.Kimberly Williams (Jam/Vere Tech) 42-2.

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