32 Jamaican athletes including Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell will take on international stars at the USA vs. The World as part of the 125th running of Penn Relays at University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field on Saturday, April 27.
Team Jamaica men and women will compete against impressive quartets from Team USA, Bahamas, Canada, Kenya, Haiti and in the 4x100m, 4x400m and sprint medley events at the 20th edition of USA vs. The World.
Powell is part of a 15-member men’s team which also includes World Championships bronze medallist Nesta Carter and national 400 metre record holder Rusheen McDonald. Demish Gaye, Julian Forte, Jevaughn Minzie, Nigel Ellis, Kenroy Anderson, Oshane Bailey, Anthony Carpenter, Fitzroy Dunkley, Daniel Glave, Chadic Hinds, and Chad Walker are the other male team members.
Sprint Queens Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson will be joined by fellow World Championships medalists Shericka Jackson, Stephanie McPherson, Natasha Morrison, and Sherone Simpson.
Janieve Russell, Rhonda Whyte, Anatasia Leroy, Jura Levy, Roneisha McGreggor, Shashalee Forbes, Gayon Evans, Christine Day, Verone Chambers and Schillonie Calvert-Powell are the other members of the team.
USA Track & Field announced their roster for the USA vs the World races which include the likes of Raevyn Rogers, Cameron Burrell, Kendra Chambers, Mike Rogers, Manteo Mitchell and more.
It’s noted that the rosters is tentative and subject to change. Final relay lineups will be released one hour before competition.
Coverage of Xfinity presents USA vs. The World at Penn Relays will be available Saturday on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold from 12:30-3:00 p.m. ET. Penn Relays coverage will be live on USATF.TV+ starting Thursday at 10:00 a.m. ET. Save 10% off a USATF.TV+ subscription with promo code pennrelays2019 . Click here for a live schedule.
Xfinity presents USA vs. The World Teams at Penn Relays
Xfinity Men’s 4×100 – USA blue, USA red, Jamaica yellow, Jamaica green, Canada, Kenya, Antigua & Barbuda, Haiti, Guyana
Nike Women’s 4×100 – USA blue, USA red, Jamaica yellow, Jamaica green, Canada, Kenya, Guyana
Nike Men’s 4×400 – USA blue, USA red, Jamaica, Bahamas, Canada, Kenya, Guyana
Xfinity Women’s 4×400 – USA blue, USA red, Jamaica, Canada, Kenya
Michelob Ultra Women’s SMR – (100, 100, 200, 400) – USA, Jamaica, Canada, Kenya, Guyana, Bahamas
Chocolate Milk Men’s SMR – (200, 200, 400, 800) – USA blue, USA red, Jamaica, Canada, Kenya, Haiti