Live coverage of the Gibson Relays from Kingston, Jamaica. Meet is highlighted by the running of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake among other World and Olympic Champions. Meet also highlights the best of Jamaica's high school athletes most of the top ones you will see at Penn Relays in Philadelphia at the end of April.
Both Bolt and Blake ran heats earlier this morning (Bolt 4 x 400m and Blake 4 x 100m for the Racers Track Club). They will be running the finals later on today.
Impressive performances by Yohan Blake and Kemar Baily-Cole in the finals of the mens 4 x 100m. Blake ran the 3rd leg and gave it to anchor Baily Cole who ran a ran a fast/controlled anchor ended up in 38.50
I watched the meet all day from 9:30am this morning until around 9pm tonight.
Bolt did not run in the 4 x 400m final. He was substituted with Yohan Blake who ran a fantastic anchor leg in the final just coming up a bit short in 2nd place. Winner had about a 20m lead at the beginning of the anchor leg.
The most impressive performance of the meet though was by Delano Williams on Munro HS who was down 40 meters at the beginning of the anchor leg in the HS boys 4 x 400m and came back and overhauled the leader and won the race. It was just incredible how he did it.
Williams won the 100/200 at the Jamaica HS Track and Field Champs last year and he is poised to defend his title next month. He is originally from the Turk and Caicos islands. He anchored Munro's team to victory in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400m at Penn Relays last year.
He has tremendous potential for the future and is already courted by Racers to join the group after he finishes HS this year.
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