Edwin Allen high retained their 4x100m/4x400m Championships of Americas double while Holmwood Technical won their ninth 4x800m on Friday at the 121st Penn Relays carnival at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Saqukine Cameron who ran on both relays teams was named the Penn Relays high school girl relay most outstanding athlete and it was her fine run on the anchor that led them to the victory in 3 minutes 40.41 seconds ahead of Vere Technical’s 3:42.18 seconds.

Davia Smith, Janiel Moore and Shannon Kalawan battled Vere Technical and Nansemond of Virginia over the first three legs before Cameron took the baton and the race was over.

Cameron who ends her high school career this weekend, caught the two runners ahead of her after about 200m then opened a five metres gap, saluting the crowd with the baton inn her right hand as she crossed the line.

Ewdin Allen team corsses the Finish line in the 4x100

Holmwood Technical were fourth with 3:43.53 seconds while St Jago who were in the top two after the first two legs, finished fifth in 3:43.96 seconds.

Earlier in the day, Aaliyah Hopkins, Patrice Moody, Cameron, the only runner from last year’s winning team and the impressive Shellece Clarke, romped to the school’s fourth victory in the 4x100m, running 45.50 seconds.

St Jago were second with 45.86 seconds, Holmwood Technical third in 45.94 seconds and Wolmers Girls fourth in 46.63 seconds. St Catherine High in only their second trip to the American north- east won the Large Schools consolation 4x100m race in 46.89 seconds with the team of Cishannie Williams, Carmeleta Griffiths, Annakay Allen and Shian Hyde on anchor leg.
Manchester High were third in 47.77 seconds. St Elizabeth Technical were edged at the line in the Small Schools consolation finals, beaten by Nansemond if Virginia who won in 47.72 seconds to STETHS’ 47.88 seconds.
Alpha Academy was fourth in 47.98 seconds. Holmwood ran 9 minutes 01.31 seconds with the team of Shaniekie Watson who ran 2 minutes 17.56 seconds, Chrissiani May- 2:12.95 seconds, Britney Campbell- 2:19.95 seconds and Lisa Buchanan- 2:10.87 seconds.

Western Branch of Virginia took second with 9:07.71 seconds after anchor leg runner Amanda Thomas over took a fading Vere Technical’s Sasaha-Gay Whyte with about 250 meters to go. Vere finished in third place with 9:13.06 seconds.