Thursday, January 31, 2008

Results from STETHS 2008

MC Track and Field Stamps Class at STETHS

STETHS 2008 lived up to it's billing. We had strong performances across the board with personal bests set in many events. Our sister school Hampton also used the meet to stage their entrance back into competitive Track and Field. We have welcomed them with open arms as the girls have been training at Munro for the greater part of a month now.

The highlights for us came from Head-Prefect Petrol Nelson, Captain Spotty Stephens , Rajae Gayle, Rolando Reid, Adam Cummings (above) and the much improved Champs Bromfield who should break the 11-sec barrier for the first time this season. Please see selected results below.


MCTF Results- Top ten finishers

Cosmo “Spotty” Stephens (Team Captain) - 4:14:08 – 5th

Andrene “Petrol” Nelson (Head Prefect) - 55.8 – 1st

Omar “O’Bryan” Bryan - 41.43 - 7th
Razzack “Razzack” White - 39.91 - 9th

Rolando “Midnight” Reid - 10.6 – 1st
Tashane “Champs” Bromfield - 11.1 – 5th

Rajae “Flaja” Gayle - 43.33 - 2nd

High Jump
Jade “Stretch” Rankin - 1.75 - 5th

Shot Put
Rajae “Flaja” Gayle - 12.51 - 4th

Adam Cummings - 11.2 – 2nd

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Results from the Kirkvine Meet


We do not believe Munro has ever missed a year at Kirkvine. 2008 marked the 22nd year the event has been run and it continues to be a favourite among fans and athletes alike. The team achieved 6 "A" standard qualifiers and 5 "B" standard qualifiers.

Again Rolando "Midnight" Reid (above) continued to impress with a very relaxed 22.8 clocking in the CII 200m for 2nd place overall in a time trial format. Adam Cummings recorded 24.0 to finish 2nd in the CIII 200m as well.

Munro College Results - Top Ten Finishers

200m: CUMMINGS, Adam - 2nd - 24.0s

800m: DUNCHIE, Levar – 8th – 2:29:7s

200m: REID, Rolando – 2nd – 22.8s

400m: DAVIS, Eroll – 3rd – 53.6s

400m: BLACKWOOD, Jodi-Rae – 10th – 51.8s

Results from the JC Meet


We started our competitive season on January 5th at the JC Pepsi Meet. It was probably our best opener in the last five years as we took three overall first place positions, including two meet records.

In Class III Adam Cummings (left), son of former Munro Class IV 100m record holder Bryan Cummings, got to the tape in 10.9 seconds to take first place overall in a new meet record. First year Class II sprinter Rolando "Midnight" Reid took first place overall in the 400m in a record time of 50.6. Also in Class II Rajae Gayle took second place the discus (1.5kg) with a throw of 43.65m but took first place in the shot with 15.22m.

It should be noted that now veteran thrower Omar Bryan threw the Olympic Weight discus (2kg) 43.00m instead of competing with the boys in Class I.

All meet results can be found at the following link:

Munro College Results
100m: Cummings, Adam - 10.85 (1st place, MR)
100m: Black, Oshane - 13.21 (Class IV athlete)
100m: Lyn, Nye - 14.31 (Class IV athlete)
800m: Dunchie, Levar - 2:29.49 (20th place, Class IV athlete)

100m: Bromfield, Tashane - 11.26 (15th place, 2nd yr II)
400m: Reid, Rolando - 50.53 (1st place, MR, 1st yr II)
800m: Davis, Eroll - 2:08.22 (2nd place, 2nd yr II)
DT: Gayle, Rajae - 43.85m (2nd place, 2nd yr II)
SP: Gayle, Rajae - 15.22m (1st place, 2nd yr II)

800m: Stephens, Cosmo - 2:07.18 (9th place, Team Captain, 3rd yr I)
HJ: Mcbean, Lenwell - 1.85m (5th place, Vice Captain, 2nd yr I)
SP: Bryan, Omar - 14.43m (7th, V. Capt., event forfeited...other athletes used a lighter ball)
DT: Bryan, Omar - 43.00m (Threw the Olympic 2kg weight)

MC Jumper Wins Scholarship to Jumpsville USA

MALVERN, St Elizabeth - Munro College's Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior triple jump champion Seon Powell left the island late last week for the University of Louisville where he accepted a full athletic scholarship.

Powell, who will join a team that includes two of the top horizontal jumpers in the United States and will be coached by the reigning National Jumps Coach of the Year, Jake Jacoby, made a break from a recent tradition.

In the past 10 years or so, a number of Munro past students have made a bee-line for Baton Rouge to attend Louisiana State University (LSU), but Powell said he "wanted to make a change and start a new tradition".

The soft-spoken 6' 4" 195 lbs athlete who was fourth in the triple jump at the Junior Pan-Am Games held in Brazil last year, said while he got a number of offers, Louisville was more attractive given their strong tradition in his specialties.

He said, "I am feeling OK about the scholarship and I have confidence in the coach because he is a good jumps coach. He has been the number one jumps coach in the US for the past two years so I'm pretty confident in his ability."

Andre Black and Tone Belt were NCAA Indoor triple and long jump champions, respectively, and Powell will have them as teammates this season on a team ranked No 5 in NCAA Division I outdoor track and field this year.

Powell, who also had offers from LSU, Texas-San Antonio, Tennessee and Kansas State, has a SAT score of 1,600 from a maximum 2,400 which qualified him for any Division 1 school in the US, and along with his nine CXC passes and seven CAPE subjects, and a personal best of 15.33m in the triple jump and 7.08m in the long jump made him an attraction for many college coaches.

The former Lacovia Primary valedictorian and top GSAT student told the Sunday Observer he plans to study civil engineering.

Dr Kevin 'Gwyn' Jones, who coached Powell in the jumps at Munro, has high hopes for the athlete who also excelled in the classroom, placing first in his class at Munro every year up to fourth form and was on the Principal's Honour Roll and a regular student of the month.

Jones described Powell as "very determined and focused... very unassuming when you talk to him. He is not the type who gets riled up and makes a lot of noise, but he works hard at his craft and is very dedicated at what he does, which is a good thing".

Jones, also a Munro Old Boy, said he left Powell to make the choice of schools and did not try to lead him in any direction.

Article taken from the Jamaica Observer...

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