Thursday, March 26, 2009


MCTF Sends One!
Adam Cummings, 2008 Class III 100m Champion and record holder, came into Carifta Trials having run only one competitive 100m race since March 2008. Many question marks lingered about his level of fitness. These were all laid to rest after the first round when he clocked 11.13 into a 0.9m/s wind. He then moved to the final where he ran 2nd in a new personal best of 10.75. This put him squarely on the 2009 Carifta Team where he will most certainly have sprint relay duties as well.

Other finalists at the meet were:
U-17s - Patrick Campbell in the 100mh (13.92) and 400mH (55.61), Emmanuel Oniya in the Discus (41.56m) and Shot (14.14m), Chadrick Morrison (1.75m) and Myles Chingara in the Triple Jump (12.60m)


U-19s - Dexter McKenzie in the LJ (6.73m), Omar Bryan in the Discus (46.72m) and Shot (14.42), Razzack White in the Discus (45.30m) and Rajae Gayle in the Shot (14.95m)

Congratulations to Adam Cummings for making Jamaica's 2009 team to the Carifta Games!


West Champs Fatigue Sets In
MC fielded 4x100m and 4x200m teams in all classes along with an Open 4x400m team. In a day racked with cramps and strains three teams made it to their respective finals; the Class III and II 4x100m and the Open 4x400m. Key Class II sprinter Rolando Reid suffered a strain in the heats of the 4x100m and sat out the remainder of the meet. With Rolando, Dexter McKenzie and Odane Reid nursing injuries, the team pulled out of the 4x400m final.

The Class III 4x100m quartet of Rosean Maxwell, Kaneil Harrison, Tyrone Mollison and Mathew Walcott copped fourth place in their final (44.87). The Class II team of Gavin-Raye Clarke, Adam Cummings, Patrick Campbell and Delano Williams placed 7th in 44.94.

The MCTF highlight of the meet must have been the return of Adam Cummings to active duty after being out for a few weeks with an injury.

Pic: Class III 4x100m Prelims - Maxwell hands to Harrison, Class II 4x100m Prelims - Cummings hands to Reid

Comprehensive Results can be found to the right in the 2009 results section.

B. Hayden
Team Manager
My apologies for the late post.