Jamaican athletes will for the second straight year will miss out on travelling to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
This as the 2021 edition originally scheduled for April 22 through 24, has been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and local restrictions on large gatherings.
The Penn Relays has traditionally been a hunting ground for Jamaican junior athletes over the years with top Jamaican track schools winning numerous Championship of America titles
According to the University of Pennsylvania, if health conditions on campus and in the city of Philadelphia continue to improve, the Penn Relays plans to host a local collegiate-only track and field meet on Saturday, April 24 that is consistent with the ivy league council of presidents’ parameters regarding spring sport competition.
The Penn Relays will also aim to host a meet for open and professional athletes in the coming months and a scholastic meet this summer.
The Penn relays has traditionally been a melting pot for Jamaicans all across the United States with thousands travelling to the city of Philadelphia to support the Jamaican athletes at the three day relay carnival on a yearly basis.