The MileSplit Guide To Day 3 Of The Penn Relays


Penn Relays Champions

Championship of America Relay Finals

High School Boys 4x100m Championship of America: Kingston College, JAM, 39.63 (Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson, Tyreke Bryan)**
Top Americans: third, T.C. Williams, Va., 40.56 (Tre'kel Lockett, Noah Lyles, Kai Cole, Josephus Lyles)
High School Boys 4x800m Championship of America: St. Jago, JAM, 7:33.71 (Eric McKenzie 1:54.56, Joel Jean Pierre 1:53.96, Keenan Lawrence 1:53.02, Leon Clarke 1:52.17) post-race interview and Champion dance
Top Americans: third, Green Hope, N.C., 7:41.01 (Ian Delgado 1:56.43, Henry Pehr 1:53.59, Matthew Kehn 1:58.15, Jayquan Williams 1:52.84)
High School Boys 4x400m Championship of America Jamaica College, JAM, 3:12.34 (Maleik Smith 49.4, Michael Campbell 47.3, Devaughn Baker 47.32, Phillip Lemonios 48.2)
Top Americans: third, T.C. Williams, Va., 3:13.55 (Tre'kel Lockett 50.9, Noah Lyles 45.6, Mahlique Booth 50.85, Josephus Lyles 46.19)

**ties Penn Relays Record

Individual Running Events

High School Boys 10K Racewalk: A.J. Gruttadauro, Brockport, N.Y., 48:12.42
High School Girls 5K Racewalk: Lauren Harris, Sachem East, N.Y., 25:09.63
High School Boys 400m Hurdles Championship: Rayan Holmes, Edwin Allen, JAM, 52.47

Individual Field Events

High School Boys High Jump Championship: Clayton Brown, Jamaica College, JAM, 6-11.5
High School Boys Pole Vault Championship: Griffin Thompson, State College, PA, 4.75m/15-7
High School Boys Long Jump Championship: Rayvon Grey, Beacon, N.Y., 7.68m/25-2.5
High School Boys Triple Jump Championship: Obrien Wasome, Jamaica College, JAM, 16.01m/52-6.5*

*New Penn Relays Record

Race of the Day


The High School Boys 4x400m Championship of America featured five Jamaican teams, one Trinidadian team and two American squads hopeful to keep the wheel in the States for the first time since 2007.

Calabar and Kingston College entered as the 1-2 finishers from Jamaica's ISSA Boys & Girls Champs, where they ran 3:09 and 3:10. But Kingston's star anchor, Jamaican national junior record holder Akeem Bloomfield, did not appear in the school's signature purple kit for the finals after winning the 4x100m Championship of America earlier in the day.

Would the 44-second quarter miler's absence guarantee a Calabar win? Or perhaps leave the door open to T.C. Williams and the Lyles brothers, top Americans here last year but hungry for a wheel of their own?

St. Jago was first to hand off thanks to a 47.9 leg from Collin Sewell, but T.C. Williams' Noah Lyles catapulted from ninth to fourth to the front pack with an astounding 45.6 split! The Titan handed off tied for first with Jamaica College, St. Jago and Calabar.

And this is where the race was made: Jamaica College's Devaughn Baker powered away from the field with a 47.32 split to give a huge advantage to the black and white jersey at the final exchange.

The rest of the field simply did not have enough track to make up the gap.

As JC's anchor Phillip Lemonios ate up the track (48.2 final split), Calabar's Christopher Taylor, the Titans' Josephus Lyles and D.C.-based Archbishop Carroll's Maxwell Willis all ran under 47 seconds to make up spots two, three, and four.

RESULTS

PLSCHOOL/AFFILIATIONMARKATHLETESID
1Jamaica College  (Kingston, JAM)3:12.34Maleik Smith (49.4), Michael Campbell (47.3), Devaughn Baker (47:32), Phillip Lemonios (48.20)AC
2Calabar  (Kingston, JAM)3:13.09Anthony Carpenter (48.2), Aykeem Francis (48.9), Colin Anderson (49.35), Christopher Taylor (46.58)AA
3T.C. Williams  (Alexandria, VA)3:13.55Trekel Lockett (50.9), Noah Lyles (45.6), Mahlique Booth (50.85), Josephus Lyles (46.19)AF
4Archbishop John Carroll  (Washington, DC)3:14.32Justin Davis (50.2), Stedman Cook (48.6), Kendall Leach (48.60), Maxwell Willis (46.95)AG
5St. Jago  (St. Catherine, JAM)3:14.53Collin Sewell (47.9), Anthony Cox (48.6), Andre Brown (50.10), Timor Barret (47.93)AE
6Edwin Allen  (Clarendon, JAM)3:16.69Ryan Holmes (49.8), Chevannie Hanson (48.5), Jevauahn Powell (48.45), Robin Anderson (49.93)AD
7Queen's Royal Coll  (Port of Spain, TRI)3:17.78Jerod Elcock (49.0), Jahi Hernandez (50.5), Joshua Joseph (49.37), Joshua St. Clair (48.87)AH
8Kingston Coll  (East Kingston, JAM)3:19.48Marco Doodnaughtsingh (50.1), Tyreke Bryan (50.8), Jhevaughn Mattherson (48.01), Orlando Smith (50.58)

Quote of the Day

I say this is special because this may not be the team we necessarily started with but we all have a real close bond. For all the seniors, this is our last time stepping foot on this track as this unit. And that's special because we love these guys, we're with 'em, we bleed, we sweat every day in practice with 'em. It's monumental for us.

-- Mahlique Booth after going for the win, taking third in High School Boys 4x100m Championship of America with T.C. Williams High School

Dance of the Day

St. Jago celebrate after bringing the 4x400m Championship of America title back home for the first time since 1990.


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