Wednesday, November 11, 2009


MCTF Rules Rural Athletics - Three Consecutive Years
Welcome back to friends, family and team members. We have been the Top Rural Track and Field School in Jamaica for the last three years and our quest towards a national championship continues in the 2009 - 2010 season. Our top team goals are:
  1. Break into the top four at Champs
  2. Three-peat as Western Champions
  3. Win Gold at Penn Relays
  4. Full-Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
This is also our third season online. We took somewhat of a blog sabbatical as most of our communication has been through our MCTF Facebook page which is now over 950 members strong. A special welcome to all those new friends and family.

We would also like to welcome on board this year, Puma AG, the sporting goods company that has signed on to provide our team with gear for the next three years. This relationship was initiated by MCTF parent and past student, Bryan "Lippy" Cummings. A special thank you goes out to Bryan who has been a keen member of the programme for many years.

Our coaching staff remains the same. Head Coach and Sports Department Head, Neil Harrison, leads the charge once again and is superbly supported by Steve Cole ('95) on hurdles / jumps and the institution known as Dr. Gwyn "Bigga" Jones ('84) on field events. Our team captains are graduating senior Jodi-Rae Blackwood (400m, 400mh - U6) and fifth former Rolando Reid (400m). JB was our 07-08 "most improved athlete of the year" and Rolando has won a gold or silver medal at Champs every year that he has participated. Both continue to lead by example and are coaches in their own right.

Our season was kicked off with the inter-house cross country championship that was won by Pearman Calder for the second year in a row (full results are below). PC also won this year's sports day and could quite possibly be ushering in an era of dominance.

Welcome back! Stay tuned.

B. Hayden
Team Manager
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