USA Red Wins Thrilling Battle in Women’s USA vs the World 4×400

Sanya does it again (photo by Kim Spir)

Sanya Richards-Ross may not have had the fastest split, but she proved she still knows how to race. The world champion held off charges from both USA Blue’s Monica Hargrove and Jamaica’s┬áKaliese Spencer to give USA Red the win, in 3:22.92.

USA Red had the early lead, but USA Blue’s first two legs, Dee Dee Trotter, Francena McCoroy kept in close. In fact, McCoroy ran an outstanding 49.8 split to pass Allyson Felix and hand off in the lead.

The two American teams had a comfortable lead on the Jamaicans at the final exchange, but Spencer tore down the backstretch en route to a 50.59 split. In the end, Richards-Ross had enough left to give USA Red the victory, with USA Blue (3:23.17) and Jamaica (3:23.82) close behind.

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  1. Congratulations to you Sanya Richards, Natasha Hastings, Allyson Felix and Mary Wineberg of Team USA Red on a successful winning performance in the 4×400 Penn Relay tonight for Saturday / April 30th, 2011 and to all the other women athlete’s that compete tonight in The Penn Relays / USA vs the World at ESPN2 from Joseph Wayne Tanner of Eustis, Florida who recently celebrated his 35th Birthday for Sunday / March 20th, 2011.

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