Micheal Davis -
Outside of the Class room, his love for track and field was nurtured, and his natural talent as a sprinter blossomed, where he would later represent STATHS at the Annual Boys Athletics Championship. He would compete in the 100 and the 200 metres and while he was able to wear the Blue Burgundy and Gold, he was not able to walk away with any medals from his events. However, that would not deter Michael as he continued in Track and Field after leaving STATHS in 1979, and that love and determination for sprinting landed him in the national colours and on the big stage a year later in 1980, when he made the Jamaican team to the Moscow Olympics.
Rubbing shoulders with the likes of another STATHS Olympian Peter Aldridge, as well as having the distinction of being on the Jamaican team with the legendary Merlene Ottey, Rosie Allwood, Lelith Hodges, Bert Cameron, Cyclist David Weller and Donald Quarrie. With a personal best time of 10.19 seconds set in Oslo, Norway……… Michael was blessed enough to be on Jamaica's Olympic men's 4x100 meters relay team with Quarrie, Colin Bradford and Albert Lawrence. Michael's 4x1 relay team ran their hearts out, but missed the final after finishing fourth in their semi-
As a graduate of STATHS, he relishes his experience at the institution, which he said was instrumental in how he operates now as a professional trucker in the United States and Jamaica. His four years at St Andrew Technical gave him a tremendous Technical background, and he owes his entrepreneurial skills to the precious period at STATHS.
In his own words Michael said that he is happy that there is now a Track Meet named in honour of Isaac Henry a fitting honour that Mikey said should have come earlier.
As a graduate of the Spanish Town Road based school also known as the Oasis in the desert Michael has never turned his back on his Alma Mata, standing by STATHS in every shape and form possible…. and today we say thanks. Today we recognize and salute you Michael Davis for your outstanding contribution to the rich tradition of St Andrew Technical.
It is said that service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy on earth and in that regard Sir ……This plaque is in honour of your excellence, your diligence and the unselfish service that you have given to Andrew Technical High School, and again we say thank you.
MICHAEL FRAY -
Who attended St. Andrew Technical 1961 -
On the track in 1966 he was a member of the Jamaican silver medal winning 4x100m team at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games held here in Kingston. Earlier that year he was a member of the sprint relay outfit that had mined gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games. In 1967 he competed at the Pan-
Lingering injury issues greeted Fray in 1972 but the “Bumper Hall Buzzsaw” gained his second Olympic assignment this time to Munich and going half the distance four year on, he finished fifth. Interestingly, in our nation’s rich Olympic sprinting history, he is one of only six Jamaican men to have made the finals in both sprint events!
His final major international representation was at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City.
St. Andrew Technical High School is proud to salute its first Olympian, Michael Fray at the inaugural S.W. Isaac-
A “Fray” find!
Attended St. Andrew Technical 1964 – 1968. The path that would take her from Retreat Primary in St. Mary then to Staths and on to globetrotting status began when Mike Fray, a third year student, innocuously walked into her first from class and asked, “those who are in Holmes House stand” then singled out the “tall, long-
Simpson received a scholarship to Texas Women’s University graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s in Education degree. She also holds a Master’s In Education Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.
Ruth is married to Wallace Simpson and they are the proud parents of two children, Shelly-