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VI finishes 6th in 4 x 100m @ Penn Relays

The Virgin Islands Quartet of Ashley N. Kelly, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, Chantel E. Malone and Karene King finished a creditable sixth in the 4 x 100m at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday April 30, 2016. Photo: Provided
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA – The Virgin Islands quartet of Ashley N. Kelly, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, Chantel E. Malone and Karene King finished a creditable sixth in the 4 x 100m at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday April 30, 2016.

In the women’s event, the USA Red team of Tianna Bartoletta, Candyce McGrone, Kimberlyn Duncan and Carmelita Jeter, raced to 42.61 seconds in nabbing first place, whilst the [British] Virgin Islands, led by veteran Harrigan-Scott, were sixth in 44.97 while St Kitts and Nevis finished last in 45.75.

“Not the race we wanted because of bad handoffs but we came out to Penn Relays and fought. The energy here is always amazing. When everything falls in place we will have an amazing time. It's the beginning,” noted Harrigan-Scott on her Facebook page.

Jamaica, spearheaded by reigning World and Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, finished second in 42.90 while Trinidad and Tobago, with Kelly Ann Baptiste on board, were third in 43.43.

Jamaica upset USA

Running in the USA vs the World Men’s sprint relay, the Jamaican side of Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Forte, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey clocked 38.70 seconds to cross the line first.

The USA Blue team, comprising Sean McLean, Wallace Spearmon, Calesio Newman, and Remontay McClain, finished second in 39.02 seconds.

St Kitts and Nevis, with the impressive Jason Rogers and Antoine Adams in the line-up, clinched third in 39.49.

“Beating the USA, you know, they are our main rivals. So this is a good sign for this time of the year, and we can only get stronger,” Forte said.

The highly favoured USA Red team, boasting the marquee duo of Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, crossed the line fourth in 39.74 but were eventually disqualified for an illegal exchange on the final hand-over.

13 Responses to “VI finishes 6th in 4 x 100m @ Penn Relays”

  • girl power (01/05/2016, 10:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our girls are moving on up
  • see it on youtube (01/05/2016, 10:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Penn relay 2016 women 4x100 USA vs the world
  • Athlete (01/05/2016, 13:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    6 out of 7???????
  • Amazed (01/05/2016, 14:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I lovin' it..these ladies doing their thing!!!.
  • notafan (01/05/2016, 14:25) Like (63) Dislike (2) Reply
    We finished second to last, whoopeee
    • son of the soil (01/05/2016, 17:16) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      We did better than russia, china, japan, korea, canada, norway, UK, australia, germany, st.vincent, grenada, dominica, haiti, guyana, phillipines, anguilla, st.marten, antigua, dominican republic etc etc.
      • son of the island (02/05/2016, 08:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        How the hell bvi did better than all these country when they came second to last, are you for real?.
      • 100 (02/05/2016, 09:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        did all those teams run in that race? stop trying to pad your stats. Be proud of your team, u dont have to call down others in the process
    • @ notafan (01/05/2016, 18:17) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Charley Rose (01/05/2016, 23:34) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    We must encourage our athletes because one day we will have a world champion. Who knows who will emerge and make us proud. Not because the BVI is small, lookout for big things. Jamaica is small and Usain Bolt win the best of the world
  • concern (02/05/2016, 12:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I actually watched the race on tv, and cheered them on - at least they didn't come last

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