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One of St Vincent and the Grenadines leading female track athletes- Ulanda Lewis, is set to take up an Athletics Scholarship at the University of Alabama, USA.

A member of the High-Performance Club, Lewis has been on the radar of several colleges and universities for some time.

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A sprint athlete, Lewis showed early promise while at the Buccament Government (Primary) School, and holds the Girls’ Under-15 record for the 150m

When she entered the Central Leeward Secondary School (Barrouallie Secondary School) in 2016 she immediately made an impact at that school, and proceeded to do likewise at the Inter-Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships (ISSAC). 

She, in fact, is a multiple record holder at the ISSAC level, inclusive of the Junior Girls 200m, and the Intermediate 100m, 200m and 400m.

Lewis also holds the records for the National Under-20 100m and 200m. 

At the 2019 Junior Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands, Lewis took bronze in the Under-18 Girls’ 100m and 200m.

Her personal best in the 100m is 11.71 seconds and the 200m- 24.00m.

Credit must be given for her early development to Santa Cruickshank, who guided her during her Primary School years.

Her current coach is Chester Morgan who said he was delighted with the progress made by Lewis thus far.

“It is good for the sport here and for Ulanda and I am glad that she is getting the opportunity to better her academics and her track and field abilities… It is something we have been working on for some time now,” Morgan shared. 

Morgan revealed that Lewis has her sights on becoming a nurse, specifically in the field of Obstetrics.

The coach noted that Lewis will be attending an institution with a highly advanced Track and Field Programme.

Among some of the Caribbean athletes who have attended the University of Alabama, were Grenadian- Kirani James, an Olympic 400m gold, silver and bronze medallist and World Champion-ships gold medallist, and Trinida-dian  Jereem Richards, who is the current Common-wealth Games 200m champion.

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