Caribbean Union of Teachers
A Successful Day 1
The normal pomp and pageantry marked yesterday's official opening of the 15th Biennial Student Track & Field Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where 14 teams including team Jamaica are participating.
Addressing the opening session, CUT President Marvin Andall praised the team effort of all units, noting that they were all operating in challenging times, and for them to make it to the meet was commendable.
Trinidad's Education Minister Tim Gopeesingh reminded the participating students that the future of athletics was in their hands.
"You are on the threshold now of moving to being Olympic champions and world champions of the future," he said.
Quoting the late Martin Luther King Jnr he reminded them that, "the longest journey begins with a short single step", and as such he encouraged them to wear their colours well and to represent their territories as past and current Olympians.
Jamaican athletes have so far copped 11 gold, eight silver and one bronze to lead the pack ahead of the host nation after 25 events before rain halted the afternoon activities.