BVI High School senior Aliston 'Al' Potter, working on his form Friday,
>for last night's showdown with ackim Lewis over 200 meters for the
>Victor Ludorum crown
200 meter race likely to decide BVI High School Victor Ludorum
By DEAN GREENAWAY
A 200 meter showdown last night on day two of the BVI High School Inter-house
Athletic Championships between sprinter Aliston Al Potter and quarter miler Ackim
Lewis, was expected to be the determining factor if Potter wins his third successive
Victor Ludorum crown.
As long as I get thought the 100 clear, it should be in grasp, Potter said last
week. Im looking for a record in the 100 and in the 200 it will be a tight race
with Ackim Dundee Lewis who specializes in that. Hes really fast. Much is
expected, but, Im looking for a time in the low 22 seconds.
Lewis has never beaten Potter at 200 meters. Im looking forward to beating him,
he said. I think Im ready this time and I have the experience. Lewis became only
the third high school athlete to run 400 meters under 50 seconds with his 49.7
seconds last month. Im looking forward to winning the 200 and 400, he said. Im
not sure of the 100 because of a previous injury to my left hamstring. It wont
bother me in the 200, just in the 100.
Potter, 17, is the most experienced junior athlete in the history of BVI track and
field. On the track since he was six, he has competed in such events as the Carifta
and Commonwealth Games. Potter qualified for the August World Youth Championships in
Canada in the 100 and 200 meters. Following the BVI High School championships, he
will represent the BVI at the 2003 Carifta Games in Trinidad.
At the conclusion of 12 pre sports day events, Carlisle had amassed 115 points to
defending champion Flemmings 103. Lettsome followed with, 75 and Lincoln had 68.
Pre events results are as follows: 3000 Meters Open women: 1. Tanaysha Henry, 13
minutes, 57.4 seconds. 2. Regina Hewlett, 15:04.5. 3. Tofficah Thompson, 16:21.3.
5000 Meters Open: 1. Jermaine Bryan, 19:40.8. 2. Rasheed Richards, 19:53.3. 3. Craig
Long Jump, Sr. Girls: 1. Tanaysha Henry, 160. 2. Shance Fahie, 154½. 3. Akeila
Harrigan, 147. Intermediate Girls: 1. Deanna Wattley, 177 (New Record. Old
Record, Wattley, 2002. 169Ύ). 2. Sanya Penn, 150. 3. Stacia Gill, 1310. Jr.
Girls: 1. Chantal Malone, 136. 2. Bianca Dougan, 132Ύ. 3. Shelane Penn, 1210½.
Sr. Boys: 1. Aliston Al Potter, 2010. 2. Jermaine Bryan, 193. 3. Brucewell
Fahie, 190. Int. Boys: 1. Kimon Lewis, 202½.2. McKenzie Baltimore, 197. 3.
Kelvin Thomas, 195. Jr. Boys: Makhail Howe, 163. 2. Alison Leonard, 148Ύ. 3.
Rhakim Todman, 142.
Triple Jump, Sr. Girls: 1. Shanice Fahie, 335½. 2. Yanique Roach, 2910. 3.
Sandra Daniel, 283½. Jr. Girls: 1. Sanya Penn, 303Ύ. 2. Saungie Liburd, 287½.
3. Valissa Bratwaithe, 269. Jr. Boys: 1. Leshawn Grant, 3510. 2. Cecil Penn,
352. 3. Makhail Howe, 330.
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