Vincentian Ulanda Lewis has been added to the University of Alabama Track and Field roster for 2021/2022. This was revealed on the university’s website recently.
Lewis, who turns 17 in December, has been able to ink the deal based on her consistent times in the 100m and 200m.
A former student of the Buccament Government School and the Barrouallie Secondary School, Lewis has been making a name for herself, both locally and regionally.
Lewis has racked up several record-breaking performances. At the primary school level, she holds the 150m Under-15. At the secondary school level, she is the record holder for the Junior Girls 100m, as well as the Intermediate 100, 200 and 400m.
Nationally, Lewis has pouched the Inter-Secondary Schools’ intermediate records in the 100, 200 and 400m, along with the St Vincent and the Grenadines Under-20, 100 and 200m best times.
In Lewis’ second year at the Junior Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands, the 15-year-old then, took bronze in the Under-17 100 and 200m.
Thus, she became the youngest participant to have medalled at that edition of the Games.
Also, in 2019, Lewis took the 100 and 200m gold medals at the Windward Islands Secondary Schools’ Games in Dominica and had a record -breaking run in the Under-17 100m at the Whitsuntide Games in Grenada, leaving the best mark, which stood since 2001, to be history.
Her performances overall that year, earned Lewis the Junior Sportswoman title at the National Sports Awards, held in 2020.
Additionally, Lewis has picked up several sports, academics and leadership awards at the Barrouallie Secondary, where she graduated this year after completing five years at the institution.
Lewis is expected to travel to the USA to begin her new exposure in January, 2022.
SEARCHLIGHT congratulates Lewis on gaining her Athletics Scholarship.