Former Coach of G.C. Foster College Male Football Team.
Former National Football Coach
Played on the National U19 Football Team
First FIFA referee to come out of G.C. Foster College
Former Junior National Track & Field Coach and presently a senior National Track & Field Coach
Coach of St. Jago High School
Coach of Yohan Blake (100M World Champion)
Former Coach of St. Mary High School for football, cricket, and Track & Field
Coached Nicole Mitchel, World Junior Champion in 1990
Coached Percival Spencer to the NCAA Championship for 3 years, who then represented Jamaica in the Olympics, Percival was the third 100 M sprinter to run under 10 seconds Coach of the record breaking 4 X 400 team from St. Jago
Coached Yohan Blake (100m world Champion), Riker Hylton, Adolphus Nevers, Andre Walsh – Members of the first school to run sub-40
Oshane Archibald, Natoya Goule and Alphonso Cunningham were winners at the 6th staging of the Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs on Saturday night.
Archibald of GC Foster College crossed the finish line first to take top honours in the men's category over second-placed Dwayne Graham and teammate Garfield Gordon in third.
Olympian Natoya Goule took first place in the female category, finishing ahead of Holmwood Technical's Megan Thompson and Samantha Pryce, who finished second and third respectively.
In the wheelchair category, Digicel Ambassador Cunningham won ahead of Joel Brown in second and Marcus Williams in third.
The run, which started at the Digicel headquarters at 7 pm, attracted more than 10,000 participants, with proceeds from this year’s race going to five special needs beneficiaries including the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA), Early Stimulation Program (ESP), Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID), Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation (JDSF) and Mustard Seed Communities.
Maurice Wilson, acting principal and head coach of G.C. Foster/Sprintec and Jamaica team to the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, receiving his award from Patricia Harris, Councillor for the Angels division in St Catherine
Athletes and officials from G.C. Foster College and the Sprintec Track Club, who travelled with the Jamaica team to the recent IAAF World Championships in London, were honoured at a special reception held at the college yesterday.
Minister of Education Ruel Reid, the guest speaker, hailed the athletes and officials from the institution.
"Despite the dreadful conditions in London, you all had us on the edges of our seats as you made us all proud. Special commendation to Ristananna Tracy, who gave us an individual medal, and to coach Maurice Wilson for his excellent work at the institution to make the college one of the best in the world for producing world-class athletes," Reid said.
Fourteen persons were honoured, with Tracy leading the way. The others were athletes Anastasia LeRoy, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Demish Gaye, Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Rasheed Dwyer, Ronda Whyte, Shashalee Forbes, Yanique Thompson. Masseuses Nathaniel Davis and Romario Barrett, along with Sprintec assistant coach Sean Michael Samuels and head coach Wilson, were also among those honoured.
Also at yesterday's function were former principal Edward Shakes and former vice-principals Edwin Murray and Maurice Westney. Specials guests included fourth vice-president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Vilma Charlton; councillor for the Angels Division in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Patricia Harris; and Anthony Davis, sports director at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Fresh off a personal-best run in her last 100-metres outing, Olympian Sashalee Forbes will be looking to make further improvements when she faces a high-quality field at tomorrow's Muller Anniversary Games IAAF Diamond League stop in London.
Forbes, who will be returning to London next month to represent Jamaica in the 200m after crossing the line in first place at the National Senior Championships recently, will be making her Diamond League debut inside the London Olympic Stadium with several of the world's top names in the event listed to compete as well.
This will in fact be the G.C. Foster College student's first appearance on the European circuit, but it could hardly have been a tougher start to her experience with compatriot Elaine Thompson the double Olympic sprint champion heading a special group of sprinters brought together in London for what is a sort of World Championships teaser.
Thompson, who has already signed in with a 10.71-second run this season, will also be joined by fellow members of the sub-11 club for 2017 Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers (10.95), Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye (10.82), Murielle Ahoure (10.83) from Cote d'Ivoire and American Morolake Akinosun (10.98).
It's a group that the less celebrated Jamaican will be eyeing and one she will most likely need to join if she is to really turn heads tomorrow.
Despite running faster than she has ever managed in her short career, with a 11.10-second clocking, Forbes could only manage a fifth-place finish in the 100m at trials, meaning that like it was at the Rio Olympics last year where she ran in the heats, she should be named to Jamaica's 4x100m relay pool for the World Championships.
Best Ever Shape
Forbes was also in personal-best shape in the 200m at the National Championships, crossing the line in 22.71 to take top spot and secure her place in the event at Worlds.
A strong performance against a world-class field tomorrow would do her confidence a world of good and show just how ready she is for top-class international competition.
Encouragingly, Forbes has recorded personal best times in her last two 100m assignments, and with big names all around her tomorrow, has a good opportunity to keep that trend going.
The women's 100m will be contested over two rounds with the heats, which get under way at 12:35 p.m. (6:35 a.m. Jamaica time) to be followed by the final, which faces the starter at 2:40 p.m. (8:40 a.m).