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Penn Relays 2016 USA vs the World


Penn Relays 2016 USA vs the World


The Penn Relays kicked off a full day of wall-to-wall track and field coverage with “USA vs. the World” in six events that featured no shortage of 2016 Olympic hopefuls. American fans at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field had to be pleased with what they saw, as relay teams from the United States crossed the finish line first in five of those six races.

The United States’ lone loss came in the men’s 4×100 meter after a botched handoff between Tyson Gay and Isiah Young on the final leg of the relay for the USA Red Team took them out of the running. Jamaica grabbed the win in that race, while the other USA squad (the Blue Team) took second.

In the men’s 4×200, three of the four runners from the disqualified 4×100 squad returned, with Wallace Spearmon subbed in for Tyson Gay. This time, the U.S. team earned the victory, but it came without a challenge from the Jamaican team. Jason Livermore went down on the first leg of the relay, resulting in a DNF for Jamaica’s relay team.

In the women’s 4×400, Sanya Richards-Ross was the anchor for a victorious U.S. squad in her final race at the Penn Relays. Earlier this week, the four-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Instagram that she would be retiring at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Results from the major “USA vs. the World” races are below.

Women’s 4×100
1. USA Red Team, 42.61 secs. (Tianna Bartoletta, Candyce McGrone, Kimberlyn Duncan, Carmelita Jeter)
2. Jamaica, 42.90 secs. (Gayon Evans, Elaine Thompson, Kerron Stewart, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce)
3. Trinidad & Tobago, 43.43 secs. (Kelly Ann Baptiste, Michelle Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas, Khalifa St. Fort)

Men’s 4×100
1. Jamaica, 38.70 secs. (Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Foote, Rasheed Dwyer, Oshane Bailey)
2. USA Blue Team, 39.02 secs. (Sean McLean, Wallace Spearmon, Calesio Newman, Remontay McClain)
3. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 39.49 secs. (Jason Rogers, Antoine Adams, Allistar Clarke, Brijesh Lawrance)

6. USA Red Team, DQ (Mike Rogers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Isiah Young)

Women’s 4×200
1. USA, 1:31.17 (Candyce McGrone, Kaylin Whitney, Kimberlyn Duncan, Cambria Jones)
2. Jamaica, 1:31.34 (Anneisha McLaughlin-Wilby, Kerron Stewart, Audra Segree , Anastacia Le-Roy)
3. Nigeria, 1:34.01 (Christy Udoh, Olivia Ekpone, Chioma Agwunobi, Praise Idamadudu)

Men’s 4×200
1. USA, 1:20.94 (Isiah Young, Justin Gatlin, Wallace Spearmon, Mike Rodgers)
2. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1:23.31 (Antoine Adams, Brijesh Lawrance, Lestrod Roland, Jason Rogers)
3. Nigeria, 1:24.09 (Obinna Metu, Odele Tega, Nicolas Imhoaperamhe, Mark’quis Fraizer)

6. Jamaica, DNF (Jason Livermore, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer, Sheldon Mitchell)

Women’s 4×400
1. USA, 3:26.83 (Natasha Hastings, Dee Dee Trotter, Phyllis Francis, Sanya Richards-Ross)
2. Jamaica, 3:29.00 (Christine Day, Tiffany James, Verone Chambers, Stephanie-Ann McPherson)
3. Nigeria, 3:32.37 (Patience Okon, Regina George, Rita Ossai, Folashade Abugan)

Men’s 4×400
1. USA Blue Team,  3:02.32 (Chris Giesting, Brycen Spratling, Je’Von Hutchison, James Harris)
2. USA Red Team, 3:03.73 (Pat Feeney, Jeremy Wariner, Gil Roberts, Mike Berry)
3. Brazil, 3:03.75 (Pedro Burmann, Wagner Cardoso, Lucas Carvalho, Hugo Souza)

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