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Edwin AllenThe Caribbean dominance at the annual Penn Relays is continuing for another straight year, as proven Thursday by Jamaica’s Ristananna Tracey and Puerto Rico’s Marcos Sanchez.

Not even a rain storm could cool the Caribbean heat as Sanchez of Turabo University, Puerto Rico claimed victory in the Penn Relays decathlon by 127 points over second-place Anya Uzoh from Penn State.

(On what it was like to receive the call from the Dolphins and what was said) – “I was just waiting for them and they called me. It was (Head) Coach (Tony) Sparano and Mr. (Jeff) Ireland. They were asking me how my day was going and if I was, how I was doing and how I felt and they finally told me I was going to be their first round pick.”

(On whether he felt this was coming) – “I think I had a pretty good idea. This was the first team I had on my radar, and I think it’s a perfect fit for me and I’m glad I’m a Dolphin.”

Donald QuarrieBill de Blasio; Ardenne Alumni New York Chapter Gala Awards Luncheon

OLympian Donald Quarrie Receives Proclamation from New City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio
CMM/New York….Standing in the wings of Sullivan Hall, Manhattan, one couldn’t help but marvel at the huge turn out to Team Jamaica Bickle’s (TJB) annual reception which was held earlier this week. Ignoring the torrential rains, the Jamaican Diaspora turned out in the hundreds, to celebrate with Team Jamaica Bickle as they launched “Road to Penn 2011;” while honoring some of Jamaica’s best and brightest.

Chief Honoree, the esteemed Five Time Olympian Donald O. Quarrie, CD, was presented with a proclamation from New York City’s Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; a letter of recognition from Leroy Comrie, council member, 27th district, Queens and deputy majority leader of the New York City Council; and a special award from Team Jamaica Bickle.

Eduardo Coudet converted another last minute penalty kick giving the Strikers their first win of the season

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers began the first game of their four game road trip tonight with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks at Atlanta Silverbacks Park in Atlanta, GA. After an exciting late draw last week against NSC Minnesota, the Strikers looked to bring that momentum in to this weeks game and get this road trip started on the right foot. The Silverbacks were coming off two consecutive losses and were searching for a little momentum themselves.

This week, the match was decided again on a 90th minute penalty as Eduardo “Chacho” Coudet put the Strikers ahead in the dying moments to give the Strikers an important road victory. Coudet converted a late penalty last week versus Minnesota to earn the Strikers a 1-1 draw. “Tonight was a hard night against a good team.
We are proud of the way we battled all night and are happy to leave with three points,” said Head Coach Daryl Shore. "We feel good about winning against a quality team away from home."

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