Former Sprinter Wins Relay Silver at Pam Am Games

by Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
Former Sprinter Wins Relay Silver at Pam Am Games

BATON ROUGE – After former All-SEC hurdler Tenaya Jones won the Pan American Games silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles for Team USA last week, former Lady Tiger sprinter Samantha Henry-Robinson won a silver medal of her own as a member of Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team in Saturday’s athletics finale in Toronto.

Henry-Robinson led off Jamaica’s foursome to a silver-medal-winning performance in the women’s 4×100-meter relay final on Saturday as she teamed with Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert and Simone Facey to run a time of 42.68 seconds in a runner-up finish to the gold-medal-winning United States finishing in first place with a time of 42.58.

Henry-Robinson, a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist as a member of Jamaica’s sprint relay team, added a Pan Am Games silver medal to her collection in a successful post-collegiate career for her country.

Jamaica finished well ahead of Canada for the silver medal as the host nation clocked 43.00 to win the bronze medal in the women’s sprint relay final on the final full day of athletics events at this year’s Pan Am Games. Brazil was edged at the line by finishing in fourth place at 43.01, followed by Venezuela in fifth place at 44.13, Puerto Rico in sixth place at 44.27 and Bahamas in seventh place at 44.38.

Henry-Robinson’s silver-medal-winning performance for Jamaica wrapped up a strong Pan Am Games for former Lady Tigers after Jones won her first career international medal with Team USA as the silver medalist in the women’s 100-meter hurdles on July 21. Former Lady Tiger national champion and World Championships bronze medalist Kelly-Ann Baptiste also finished fifth in the women’s 100-meter final last week.