2nd Februay 2022 – The track and field programme at the William Knibb Memorial High School in Trelawny has been given a much needed boost with the school receiving one point five million dollars (J$1,500,000.00) 8 times Olympic triple world record holder, Dr. Usain Bolt.
Dr. Bolt who is a former student at the institution said that giving back to his Ama mater was always a pleasure, as William Knibb Memorial High School was where his track career began.
“I want to be able to offer my support to the students athletes at William Knibb so they can fulfill their dreams in the sport of track and field and also to make use of the opportunities for scholarships,” Dr. Bolt said.
The world athletics icon is also urging other past students of William Knibb and the wider business community to join him in supporting the track and field programme at the school, as this type of investment does bring rewards.
For his part, Principal, Linvern Wright said that the contribution of J$1.5 milllion dollars is profoundly appreciated. “Having revamped our track and field programme to reflect the tradition of excellence that has been nurtured by William Knibb, we are on our way to ensuring that we remain in the consciousness of Jamaica as a nursery of the best in track and field,” he said.
Bolt continues to hold world records in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay.