Jamaican Olympic coach credits Regupol track as key to team’s success

Usain BoltJamaica, led by super stars Usain Bolt (right) and Yohan Blake, dominated the track and field sprint events at the London 2012 Olympics. Soon after this record-setting performance, the team’s coach, legendary Racers Track Club Coach Glen Mills, was quick to attribute some of their success to the team’s training conditions at their home track in Jamaica.

“The Regupol track at our training and performance center at UWI Mona has definitely contributed to the fine performance of our athletes in London,” said Mills in a statement made Sunday, August 12, 2012, the last day of the Olympic Games.

The track was installed by BSW at the University of the West Indies – Mona Campus in May 2010. All training leading up to the Olympics was conducted on this track and paid off in dividends. The Jamaican team returned to their homeland taking the following medals:

  • 100m – Usain Bolt, gold; Yohan Blake, silver
  • 200m – Usain Bolt, gold; Yohan Blake, silver; Warren Weir, bronze
  • 4 x 100m Relay – Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt, gold and new World Record

Uponor Sponsors Opening of Harmon Killebrew Field for Special-needs Children

On June 26, Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau and Nita Killebrew, wife of the late Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, helped to celebrate the grand opening of a new ballpark for the Minnesota’s South Metro Miracle League.

The Harmon Killebrew ballpark, located in Lakeville’s King Park on Dodd Boulevard, is a barrier-free, handicapped- and wheelchair-accessible baseball and softball field designed with a cushioned, rubberized playing surface especially for special-needs children.

The new ballpark, which has been four years in the making, broke ground last September.

“Uponor is proud to be a Grand Slam Club sponsor of the new Harmon Killebrew Field,” says Richard Peick, Engineering project manager at Uponor, who was at the grand opening ceremony and was also involved in the groundbreaking last September.

Peick’s family has also gotten into the spirit of the South Metro Miracle League. His son, Zachary, has signed up to be a ‘buddy’ in the league to help children run the bases. “Many of us at Uponor look forward to donating our time to the league,” he says.

The league will offer spring/summer and fall baseball programs and can accommodate up to 240 children. For more information, visit www.lakevillebaseball.org and click on Miracle League.