Nine-year old breaks record

Avery Lewis finishes the 55-meter in record time at the Colgate Women’s Games in Brooklyn.
Photo by Lem Peterkin

Avery Lewis is back with another record! In the Elementary A division of the nation’s largest track and field series for women, the Colgate Women’s Games, Avery Lewis of Friends Central scored a double win in the 55-meter run (7.8) and 200-meter run (30.0).

At the final preliminary meet held last season at NYC’s Armory, Lewis created a three-way tie on the record books for an 8.0 performance in the 55 meters. The young sprinting sensation returned this season to the first preliminary meet at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and officials confirm her 7.8 score breaks the three-way record for the fastest time in the games’ 40-year history!

Games’ officials say the confirmation of the record was delayed several days because of the holidays and access to official record keeping requirements.

Coaches, recruiters, athletes, fans and press can follow scores by division and hopeful young track stars can also find information about the program at www.colga‌tegam‌

Avery Lewis sets a record during the the 200-meter race.
Photo by Lem Peterkin

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