WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING that Edwin Allen shall be troublesome to beat within the Championship of America 4×100-metre on the Penn Relays (Penns), Hydel Excessive Faculty head coach Corey Bennett says they’re nonetheless hoping to outperform their rivals.
Twenty-six Jamaican excessive faculties and 5 faculty groups are listed to participate within the three-day Championships, which will get beneath approach on the Franklin Area in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the moment at 9 a.m. Jamaica time.
The Edwin Allen quartet of Serena Cole, Brandy Corridor, and the Clayton twins, Tina and Tia, have been in impeccable kind this season, demolishing the Class One 4x100m document on the ISSA/GraceKennedy Ladies’ Athletics Championships (Champs) with a 43.28-second clocking.
On the 2019 Penns, the crew of the Claytons, Cole and Kevona Davis romped to victory in a document 43.62 seconds, the varsity’s second sub-44 mark on the occasion.
Nonetheless, Hydel, who’re the second quickest Jamaican highschool crew, with a time of 44.40, shall be led by Brianna Lyston.
The opposite members of the crew are Kerrica Hill, Alana Reid and Oneika Wilson.
Bennett mentioned that he’s hoping that his athletes will regulate rapidly to the chilly circumstances in Pennsylvania in order that they may be capable to produce displaying within the occasion.
“I am just hoping that we will be much faster than we have been all season,” he mentioned. “That is the relays, so something can occur.
“They (Edwin Allen) have a team that seems to be unstoppable because they have the high school record and I don’t think that many persons will be given a chance against them.”
Nonetheless, Hydel, the quickest Jamaican crew within the 4x400m with a time of three:33.76 minutes this season, is favoured to win the occasion on the Penn Relays. Edwin Allen with 3:37.71, and Holmwood (3:38.34) are the second and third quickest groups, respectively, this season.
Bennett identified that a couple of of their runners shall be lacking from the occasion, however regardless of this he nonetheless expects a superb efficiency from his women.
“I don’t think that we will be at full strength in the 4x400m, and I don’t think that we were at full strength at Champs either, but let’s see how well the girls adjust to these conditions at Penns,” he mentioned.