Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Calabar takes boys' 4x100-meter relay

St. Jago had the talent and the backing of the Jamaican fans, and a good lead heading into the final handoff. But Ackeem Smith collided with anchor Ryker Hilton during the baton exchange, and their title dreams went crashing to the ground -- liter

Calabar takes boys' 4x100-meter relay

St. Jago had the talent and the backing of the Jamaican fans, and a good lead heading into the final handoff. But Ackeem Smith collided with anchor Ryker Hilton during the baton exchange, and their title dreams went crashing to the ground -- literally.

Calabar seized the opportunity first, as Oshaine Bailey took the lead and held on for the win. The final time was 40.74 seconds.

As you might have figured out by reading the first paragraph, Yohan Blake did not run for St. Jago.

Apparently, one of the other St. Jago starters (as such) got injured earlier in the day, and Blake didn't want to risk anything.

In hindsight, it might not have been the worst decision. Or maybe the collision wouldn't have happened. Who knows. 

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