Pennsylvania, 29 April 2022 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has issued the following statement from the Penn Relays in the United States.
I can confirm that one of our young Jamaican athletes — Samantha Pryce who represents Holmwood Technical High School — was injured while competing in the 4x800m at the Penn Relays today.
She has been taken to the Penn Medical Centre and we have been informed that she broke her leg when she fell in that race.
She is currently being prepared for surgery.
Samantha and all the Jamaican high school athletes competing at the Penn Relays have been registered on the Ministry’s Athletes’ Insurance Programme; and we are making the arrangements to ensure that she gets the best care.
I pray for a successful surgery and her speedy recovery.