Voices Magazine Vol3-Issue 1

VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica | April - June 2019 32 C ongratulations to UTech, Jamaica Tarjay Gayle, student athlete, Faculty of Science and Sport seen here in flight on his way to winning a convincing victory in the street athletics style long jump competition that kicked off the inaugural Nanjing World Challenge meeting on May 20, 2019 in Nanjing, China. Sitting in fourth place with a best of 8.03m after five rounds, Gayle sailed 8.21m on his final leap to collect his fourth consecutive victory and his second in just over 48 hours. The 22-year-old Jamaican took top honours in Shanghai about 300 kilometres to the east, where he umped 8.24m. Heartiest Congratulations to Tarjay. O n May 31, 2019, the University of Technology, Jamaica updated its strategic partnership with the MVP Track and Field Club. At a ceremony hosted at the University’s Papine Campus, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, UTech, Jamaica and Mr. Bruce James, President, MVP Track and Field Club signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the close working relationship between the University and MVP. This strategic collaboration between the two institutions has over the years produced numerous athletic world champions and internationally acclaimed expertise in high performance athletic training, especially in sprinting. Going forward, UTech, Ja. and MVP will further strengthen the long- standing institutional partnership in the interest of young and upcoming student athletes as well as other athletes. The two institutions will continue to share resources and expertise and collaborate in sports and performance- related research through the Faculty of Science and Sport at UTech, Jamaica. UTech, Jamaica Knight Tarjay Gayle Wins City Centre Long Jump at IAAF World Challenge Nanjing, China UTech, Jamaica and MVP Track and Field Club Renew Partnership Cynthia Shako Daycare Participating in the signing of the MoU (from left) are Dr. Kamilah Hylton, Dean, Faculty of Science and Sport, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, President, University of Technology, Jamaica, Mr. Bruce James, President, MVP Track and Field Club and Dr. Claire Sutherland, Senior Director, International and Institutional Linkages, Office of the President. Bob Ramsak photo