Our first professional “USA vs. the World Event” is the Women’s Sprint Medley. The World Best was set at the Penn Relays in this event by a USA team in 2006.
We have five teams, two from the US, Jamaica, Canada, and an All-Star team consisting of Caribbean and Central American athletes. This could be very interesting as USA’s Hazel Clark battles Jamaica’s Kenia Sinclair in the final 800 meter leg.
At the start of the 400, its Jamaica by a step.
At the start of the 800, Jamaica is still in front. Kenia Sinclair is the national record holder anchoring for the Jamaican team. The All-Star team is in 2nd, and USA is back by 20 meters.
Jamaica wins in 3:37.61, followed the All-Star team and the US. Unofficially 1:59.3 for Kenia Sinclair – the winning time was just behind the 2006 USA time of 3:37.16. This is Jamaica’s first victory in the SMR.