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STETHS leads western charge at Penn Relays

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

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PHILADELPHIA, USA — ST Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will carry the hopes of western based-schools at the 120th Penn Relays Carnival that starts this morning and runs until Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Six western-based high schools are among the 33 Jamaican high school teams that have been registered for the event that will also see Kingston College celebrate the 50th anniversary since they became the first Jamaican high school to compete at the

relays carnival.

Rusea's High are expected to make their first appearance at the event, while Green Island High, Munro College, Cornwall College and Herbert Morrison Technical are also down to take part.

The St Elizabeth boys relay teams are among some of the top teams participating and are expected to compete for Championship of Americas honours, especially in the 4x400m event.

The STETHS boys' 4x400m team won at Milo Western Relays and COCAA Western Champs and also clocked a sub 3 minutes 09.00 seconds time at Boys Champs, and will start as one of the top teams along with St Jago High and Calabar High.

They will also take part in the 4x100m and 4x800m relays.

Marvin Williams will start as the second seed in the 400m hurdles behind Wolmer's Boys' Jaheel Hyde, while Champs record holder Devon Spencer is the eighth ranked athlete in the javelin.

Munro College will also contest the three relays 4x100m, 4x400m and 4x800m and will have athletes in the 400m hurdles, triple jump and discus throw.

Cornwall College's CARIFTA Games Under-20 triple jump gold medallist Odaine Lewis is the top ranked triple jumper, while Herbert Morrison's Sashane Hanson is ranked number four in the high school girls high jump.

Green Island will take part in both 4x100m and 4x400m relays for boys and girls, while Rusea's High will contest the 4x400m Shanice Cannigan

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