Tuesday, November 11, 2008


MCTF Scholars on the Move
Cosmo "Spotty" Stevens and Andrene "Petrol" Nelson started on athletic scholarships at UWI this September and are both doing extremely well in the classroom and in training (Petrol has been training since Sept., yeah September!). Cosmo was actually picked to represent the University at the UWI Spec Half Marathon (Trinidad) in October. He finished in 1:23:56.5 which put him 22nd overall, 2nd among UWI Students and 3rd among all University/College entrants. Congrats Spotty!

Keep up the good work fellows...

B.C. Hayden
Team Manager


This year we are going to spend some time introducing you to the members of the squad. We'll start off with joint holder of the 2008 Most Improved Athlete of the Year Award, Jodirae Blackwood.

Name: Jodirae O Blackwood
DOB: June 3, 1991
Born: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Form: Lower Sixth
House: Sangster
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165lbs

Jodirae first joined the team in 2006 as a sprint hurdler and made the Class II 110mH final at Western Champs that year. In January 2008 he was asked to run a leg on our 4x400m team at the Central Hurdles and Relay meet. Jodirae surprised everyone but himself when he dropped a sub-50 split and he's been a fixture on the mile relay team since. His best performance in a flat 4 prior to 2008 was no better than 52 seconds, but with hard work and determination he broke through the 50-sec barrier and ran 48.46 (pb) in the 2nd round of the Class I 400m at Champs 2008.

Jodirae plans to make the Champs final in 2009 after missing the finals this year by 1/100th of a second.

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New Season | New Coach | New Faces
Here we are again at the beginning of yet another season. Many things have changed and many remain the same. One person that captures both the past and the present is our new coach for the '08-'09 season, Neil Harrison.

Coach Harrison first came to Munro in 1997 and immediately made a huge impact by producing a high calibre mile relay team that won at the Penn Relays that year. He would later guide Munro's mile relay team to two consecutive wins at Gibson and Champs in 1999 and 2000 (see video links below). Under the tenure of Coach Harrison and Head Coach Leroy Allison Munro also won the Western Athletics Championships for six consecutive years until 2003. During this time Coach Harrison earned national recognition as the best Western Regional Coach and was appointed as a National Coach to the Carifta Games from 2001 to 2003.

Coach Harrison is married to wife Karlene (Cindy) and is father to Kaneil and Nekaila.

We are happy to have him back at Munro College and look forward to renewed success at every level.

1999 Champs 4x400m Open Final
2000 Champs 4x400m Open Final

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Best Regards,
B.C. Hayden
Team Manager