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Gordon confident Munro will dominate rivals

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke
Paul Clarke photo St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) head coach, Orin Gordon

WESTERN BUREAU:

Munro College's track and field head coach Orin Gordon is promising a dominant performance from his charges, as his team seeks to turn back all comers at the Milo Western Relays, set for Saturday at Catherine Hall Sports Complex in St James.

"We have vast respect for St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Petersfield, but we will not be giving in to any team. It will be war," said Gordon, citing both schools as the main threat to his school's longstanding dominance in the boys' category.

Gordon is expecting that the vast amount of wins will come from his Class One team that includes Tevin Wilson and Rushane Edwards.

Wilson has already logged 10.70 seconds to finish third overall at the STETHS Invitational last month, while Edwards was third overall with 10.79 seconds.

Rising Class One 400m standout Cannigia Harriott also carries some weight and Gordon says he is expecting big things from him.

Though happy with the talent he has at his disposal, Gordon pointed out that Munro are in the middle of a rebuilding phase, after the Delano Williams and Herbert Thomas era.

"These were two of our very outstanding athletes, and based on observations we are actually in a rebuilding phase. But the fact will not stop us from outperforming our rivals," Gordon reasoned.

"We still have a well-rounded team of athletes who are well able to defend our title. The entire squad is confident of doing well for the school," he said.

Munro's track and field pedigree has been on the rise for the past three years and Gordon said that their fifth-place finish at Champs in 2011 and again in 2013 show that the programme has been successful.