Fraser-Pryce anchors Jamaica to Penn Relays victory

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica

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<h2>PHILADELPHIA (Sporting Alert) – <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Olympic</strong> 100-metres champion <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Shelly Ann</strong> Fraser-<strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Pryce</strong> anchored a Jamaican 4x100m sprint quartet to victory at the 2013 <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Penn Relays</strong> at Franklin Field on Saturday.</h2>
<p>The sprint quartet of Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Anneisha McLauglin and Fraser-<strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Pryce</strong> clocked 42.42 seconds to seal the win and end the United States’ dominance in this event at the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Penn Relays</strong>.</p>
<p>Getting the baton slightly behind Jeneba Tarmoh of USA Red, Fraser-<strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Pryce</strong> turned on the burners to blow past the American.</p>
<p>“I told myself that there was no way I was going to let her catch me,” the two-time <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Olympic</strong> 100m champion from <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jamaica</strong> said.</p>
<p>She said earlier: “I think it is an exciting time in Philadelphia for Jamaicans who don’t get the opportunity to go back home and see us compete.</p>
<p>“So once we are here competing for <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jamaica</strong> for the USA vs. the World featured event, they always get excited because they want us to come here and do well.”</p>
<p>USA Blue edged out USA Red, 42.65 to 42.66 for second place.</p>
<p>Meanwhile, the team of Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Doc Patton and Ryan Bailey won the men’s race in 38.26secs, beating Jamaica’s 38.65 and USA Blue’s 38.94.</p>
<p><strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jamaica</strong> ran without Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell.</p>
<p>Kingston College out of <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jamaica</strong> flashed to victory in the High School Boys 4x100m, winning in a time of 40.44 to beat Wolmer’s 40.66, and Munro College, 40.70.</p>
<p>UTech of <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jamaica</strong> won the college men’s race with 38.92.</p>
<p>The women’s USA vs. The World 4×400 race was won by USA Red, as a tiring Francena McCorory held off Perri Shakes-Drayton of Great Britain to win in 3:22.66 to the Britts’ 3:22.68. <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jamaica</strong> was third with 3:24.11.</p>
<p>In the men’s race USA Red team of Torrin Lawrence, Manteo Mitchell, Bershawn Jackson and Tony McQuay ran 3:00.91 to take the victory.</p>
<p><strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jamaica</strong> quartet of Allodin Fothergill, Riker Hylton, Leford Green and Errol Nolan ran the Americans hard, but had to settle for second with a solid 3:01.15.</p>
<p><strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Olympic</strong> champion Bahamas was third in 3:02.23.</p>

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