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Jamaica take silver in girls’ sprint relay

Boys get bronze medals

BY PAUL A REID Sunday Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

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EUGENE, Oregon — Jamaica's medal count at the IAAF World Junior Championships increased to five after the sprint relay teams won medals in their respective events yesterday evening at Hayward Field here.

The girls' team took silver in 43.97 seconds with Sashalee Forbes, Kedisha Dallas, Saqukine Cameron and Natalliah Whyte.

The USA won in a World Junior leading time of 43.46 seconds, the fifth-fastest of all time and second best by an American team, while Germany was a surprise third in 44.65 seconds.

The men's team of Raheem Robinson, Michael O'Hara, Edward Clarke and Jevaughn Minzie took the bronze in their race in 39.12 seconds.

The USA won the double, again in a World Junior leading time of 38.70 seconds, the second-fastest time ever, while Japan was second in 39.02 seconds.

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