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Archive for April 30th, 2007

KC’s Batchelor, Vere’s Williams recognised for effort

Posted by Dresonic on April 30, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania –
Kingston College’s Tarik Batchelor and Vere Technical’s Kimberly
Williams were rewarded by the US-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) for
their
outstanding individual performances at last weekend’s 113th Penn
Relays Carnival held here.

Batchelor, who won the High School
Boys’ long jump with a personal best of 7.61m on his first trip to the
meet, and Williams who set a Penn Relays High School Girls’ record in
the triple jump (12.91m), her third straight title, were among several
awardees.

TJB, an organisation formed
several years ago to see to the welfare of the thousands of Jamaican
athletes who travel to the meet each year, has been handing out the
awards for the past seven years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inez Turner makes glorious return to Penn Relays

Posted by Dresonic on April 30, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – It
was as if she never retired from competitive track and field, found a
job and gave birth to three children.

Friday night the hundreds of track
and field faithful who braved the horrible weather and stayed for the
late events rose as one to salute one of the greats of the Penn Relays.

That individual is former Vere Technical and Jamaica middle
distance runner, 35-year-old Inez Turner. In the twilight of her
career, she circled the track to anchor the Executive Club to victory
in the Olympic Development Women’s Mile Relay here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yohan Blake rakes in more awards

Posted by Dresonic on April 30, 2007


PHILADELPHIA, USA – The individual awards keep flowing in for St Jago’s Yohan Blake.

On Saturday afternoon, the
Jamaican was named the 113th Penn Relays Carnival’s High
School Boys
outstanding athlete for relay events.

Blake won the award after
anchoring the St Jago 4x100m team to a record 39.96 seconds, and
followed that with a gutsy anchor leg on the 4x400m, splitting 45.4
seconds, but lost on the line to Long Beach Poly 3:09.89 to 3:10.43.

Blake who was named the Most
Outstanding Athlete at the recent ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Champs after
breaking Tesfa Latty’s Class One 100m record with a smart 10.21
seconds, was also named the Austin Sealy Award winner at the Carifta
Games in the Turks and Caicos Islands two weeks later after setting a
new National Junior Record in the 100m – 10.11 seconds.

He had broken the record held by Raymond Stewart earlier in the heats when he clocked 10.18 seconds.
Long
Beach Poly’s time was the second fastest ever at the Penn Relays as
their anchor leg runner was also clocked in an identical 45.4 seconds
split. Read the rest of this entry »

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