McKenley also maintained a guiding hand in the track and field program at his alma mater, Calabar High School. Herb is always referred to as Calabar’s favorite Son. In 1964, for the first time, McKenley entered a Jamaican high school team in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Now, almost 30 Jamaican high schools send more than 400 boys and girls a year to the meet, held in April. Since their first year, Jamaican schools have won almost half of Penn’s major relays for high school boys and more than half for girls. For his contributions in track and field, he was awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 2004.
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