KINGSTON -World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and training partner Elaine Thompson head the Jamaican team for the 2016 Penn Relays, which is scheduled for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 28-30 April.
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has named a squad of 22 athletes and four officials for this year’s meeting.
Reigning Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce, who will hunt her third successive Olympic Games 100m gold medal in Rio later this summer, is expected to team up with Thompson in the women’s 4x100m in the USA vs. The World competition.
Thompson won a silver medal in the women’s 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, last year and also ran the third leg on the winning Jamaica 4x100m relay team, which was anchored by Fraser-Pryce.
Veteran sprinter Kerron Stewart, quarter-milers Christine Day and Stephanie-Ann McPherson, 200m speciallist Anneisha McLaughlin, as well as Gayon Evans and Anastacia Le-Roy are also in the squad.
On the men’s side, star 400m runners Javon Francis and Rusheen McDonald, as well as sprinters Julian Forte and Oshane Bailey are among those who will travel to represent the country at the 2016 Penn Relays.
Nathan Allen, Ricardo Chambers and Jason Livermore are also listed to compete.
Maurice Wilson will be team head coach.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Stephanie-Ann McPherson, Kerron Stewart, Christine Day, Gayon Evans, Verone Chambers, Tiffany James Anastacia Le-Roy, Dawnalee Loney, Anneisha McLaughlin, Audra Segree
Julian Forte, Oshane Bailey, Jermaine Hamilton, Jason Livermore, Javon Francis, Rusheen McDonald, Ricardo Chambers, Nathon Allen, Dwight Jones, Jonia McDonald
Maurice Wilson – Coach
Garth Gayle – Manager
Romorio Barrett – Massage Therapist
Colin Turner – Massage Therapist