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USA Loses 4x100 After Botched Baton Exchange

The Jamaican team of Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Foote, Rasheed Dwyer, and Oshane Bailey took first place at the Penn Relays 4x100 after the top U.S. team botched the baton exchange on the anchor leg.

Tyson Gay found himself unable to adequately pass the baton to Isiah Young, in a botch that looked more like junior high track & field than top-level athletics. The Jamaicans won with a time of 38.70; Gay took the blame for the screwed-up exchange, calling it a “rookie mistake.”

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Fortunately, the U.S. women aren’t as incompetent; Tianna Bartoletta, Candyce McGrone, Kimberlyn Duncan, and Carmelita Jeter smoked the Jamaicans to a winning time of 42.61.

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