Registe to compete in long jump at Commonwealth Games

July 22, 2014

David Registe TrackThe greatest long jumper in the history of the University of Alaska Anchorage is going international.

Former NCAA D2 national champion David Registe of Palmer will compete in the Commonwealth Games, the world’s third-largest multi-sports event that dates back to 1930.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games begin this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland, and Registe will compete next Tuesday.

Registe will represent his native Dominica from the Caribbean. He has dual citizenship with the United States.

The 26-year-old has come a long way since getting serious about the long jump as a junior at Colony High School. He was the Alaska state champion in 2005 and 2006.

In 2008, Registe won the NCAA championship. The next year he was an All-American again and won GNAC Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

In 2011, he was named MVP for athletics at the Dominica Sports Awards.