Monday, May 17, 2010


We break from tradition to recognize the achievements and give our appreciation to two former team members who continue to make every effort to support MCTF. We speak of Dr. R Amadeus "Squash" Mason and Mr. Bryan "Lippy" Cummings. Both men are at the top of their respective professions and continue to play an integral role in the sport of track and field.

Dr. Mason (above) is an assistant professor in the Orthopaedics and Family Medicine departments at Emory University in Georgia. He is board certified in Sports Medicine with a special interest in track and field, running injuries and exercise testing. He entered Munro and Coke Farquharson in 1978 and
participated in Track and Field until he left on a scholarship in 1985 to attend Princeton University where he would eventually captain their track team. Dr. Mason received his medical degree from Howard University and completed his Family Practice Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is the team physician for USA Track and Field, the Nike/National Scholastic Sports Foundation and Georgia Tech Track and Field. He has also been invited to be a resident physician at the US Olympic Training Center and has been the Chief Medical Officer at multiple USA Track and Field international competitions. You can also look for him on CNN as he is a frequent guest on Fit Nation.

This year Dr. Mason and his family covered all costs associated with housing the Penn Relay team and coaching staff at the Wyndham Garden Hotel. He has pledged to do the same for each year the team makes it to the prestigious event. We thank him and his family for the tremendous gift they have given to the school.

Bryan Cummings (above) attended Munro between 1975 and 1982. As a Dickenson House student he participated and set records in Track and Field his entire time at school and captained the team in his final year. He then went on to the University of the West Indies where he received his degree in History and Social Studies. The long-time hobby photographer joined the Jamaica Observer in 1993 as a freelancer and took the position of Photo Editor for the national daily in 2006. Bryan has won numerous awards from the Press Association of Jamaica and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission for his work in sports journalism and has travelled the world to shoot every major track and field event including numerous Olympic Games and World Championships. His images have also appeared in a number of global periodicals and television news shows.

In 2009 Bryan arranged a gift from Puma AG to
supply the Munro College Track and Field team with gear for
three years at a value of over J$3M per year. We continue to thank Mr. Cummings and Puma for the tremendous gift they have given the school.

Numerous old boys, parents and friends of Munro College have supported and continue to support the school and the track and field programme. For this we remain truly grateful.

Best regards,
B. Hayden ('87)
Team Manager, MCTF

Pics (top-down): Dr. RA Mason; Amadeus "Squash" Mason anchors the 1983 Champs 4x100m team to a bronze at Sabina Park; Bryan Cummings at the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing, China (2008); Bryan Cummings at work at the Olympic Stadium in Athens (2004)


Munro College Track and Field's participation at the 2010 Penn Relays could not have happened without the support of those that contributed. This year we had significant contributions from team members, past students, "Friends of MCTF" and local corporations.

We are truly grateful and would like to thank the following for their continued support: