JAAA names 25-member Penn Relays team

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) today named the 25-member team representing the country at the Penn Relays, currently underway at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

The Jamaicans will partake in the much-anticipated USA vs The World series, which includes men's and women's 4x100m, 4x400m and Sprint Medley Relays.

Veteran sprinter Nesta Carter, who is still awaiting a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on his appeal of a disqualification from the 2008 Olympic Games, was listed among the 12 male athletes to compete.

However,Carter was not provisionally suspended and the IAAF confirmed that he was free to compete pending the outcome of his appeal to CAS.

Other members of the men's team are Oshane Bailey, Everton Clarke, Chadoye Dawson, Demish Gaye, Jermaine Gayle, Martin Manley, Peter Matthews, Marzel Miller, Jevaughn Minzie, Jamari Rose, Tyquendo Tracey.

Meanwhile, the women will be represented by Schillonie Calvert-Powell, Verone Chambers, Christine Day, Gayon Evans, Tiffany James, Tovea Jenkins, Anastasia Le-Roy, Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson, Kaliese Spencer, Kerron Stewart, Rhonda Whyte.

Maurice Wilson has been named as head coach and will be supported by Jermaine Shand. JAAA general secretary Garth Gayle will serve as team manager.

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