Jamaican high schools won three Championship of America relays on Friday's second and penultimate day of the 124th staging of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Friday's second day of competition. Holmwood Technical retained their 4X800 metres title after clocking 8 minutes, 48.33 seconds in the final.
The quartet of Delverna Bromfield, Brittney Campbell, Sasha Brown and Chrissani May ensured the Holmwood team won their 11th Championship of America 4x800m title, the most in Penn's history. In the same event, Spalding were 8th in 9 minutes,15.30 seconds.
Edwin Allen won the Championship of America 4X100M as the quartet of Peter-Gay McKenzie, Kevona Davis, Fredricka McKenzie and Kashieka Cameron clocked 44.79 seconds. It was a Jamaican clean sweep with Holmwood finishing second in 45.05 and Hydel third in 45.38. St Jago 5th 46.07, St Catherine 6th 46.22 and Petersfield 8th in 46.81,were the other Jamaican schools in the event.
Earlier, Jamaica College, St Elizabeth Technical and Calabar High all booked their spots in Saturday's final of the boys’ Chamionship of America 4x800m. Jamaica College were the fastest qualifiers to the final after clocking 7 minutes, 48.25 seconds to win their heat. STETHS with 7 minutes, 50.25 and Calabar 7 minutes, 52.06 also won their respective heats.
In the 4x100m relays, Kingston College 41.24, Calabar 41.41, Jamaica College 41.75, Rusea's 41.81, Papine 42.15, STETHS 42.29 and St Jago 42.31, all qualified for Saturday's Championship of America final. Meanwhile, Kai Chang of Calabar won the boys discus throw with 4th longest throw in Penn relays history, registering 64.79 meters. Kingston College's Rasheed Downer threw 19.27 meters to win the boys shot put.