Hydel high was the toast on today’s final day of the 127th running of the Penn Relays
Hydel high was the toast on today’s final day of the 127th running of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
The Ferry based school secured two championship of America title for the first time in their history and in the process ended Edwin Allen’s dominance in the 4×100 meters while defending their 4×400 meters title.
For the first time since 2011 Edwin Allen left the Penn Relays empty handed
The quartet of Alana Reid, Oneka Mcannuf, Shemonique Hazel and Alliah Baker on anchor sped to victory in 44.16 seconds in the 4×100 meters to get the better of Bullis school of Maryland 45.59 with St Jago third in 45.98.
Misfortune struck defending champions Edwin Allen after a botched baton change on the first leg.
Speaking on behalf of the Hydel team national under 20 100 meters record holder Alana Reid says the victory meant a lot for the school.
Hydel then returned to beat Edwin Allen and Bullis school to retain their 4×400 meters crown.
The team of Danille King, Oneka Mcannuf, Jody Ann Daley and Danielle King ran 3 minutes 35.63 seconds and coach Cory Bennett says the feeling was unbelievable.
Meanwhile, Edwin Allen had to settle for second in the 4×800 meters championship in 8 minutes 58. 83 as the event was won by union catholic of New Jersey in 8 minutes 44.98 seconds.
GF Foster College was the runner up in the college men 4×100 meters with a time of 39.45 seconds behind winner Houston University 39.40 seconds. They were also fourth in the 4×400 in 3 minutes 06.36 behind winner Texas Christian University (TCU).
Kai Chang representing the university of the West Indies was crowned Penn Relays collegiate discus champion. The former world under 20 champion produced an effort of 60.62 meters to win the event.