Registe carries Dominica flag at Pan Am Opening Ceremonies
Palmer’s David Registe tonight experienced one of the most patriot moments of his life when the former UAA track star carried the flag for his home country of Dominica during the Opening Ceremonies of the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
The event was televised live on ESPN.
The 26-year-old long jumper is a former NCAA D2 national champion at the University of Alaska Anchorage and he captured a silver medal at the 2011 Pan Am Games.
Last winter he won a gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico with a leap of 25 feet, 5 inches.
The Pan Am Games are the world’s third largest international sports competition, second only to Summer Olympics and Asian Games.
Registe, of Colony High fame, will compete in the men’s long jump prelims on July 21. The finals are the following day.