The Trusts Stadium in Waitakere was in full action on Sunday 20 February, with some of New Zealand's big stars of Track and Field taking part in the Sir Graham Douglas International Meet - including Avcol Alumnus, Lex Revell-Lewis.
Running in the blue Auckland singlet, Lex achieved a new personal best time of 10.81s in the men's 100m race, before going on to run the permit standard 400m men's race, where he smashed his personal best time from last week, to secure a second win with 47.49s.
This places him at 6th in the world rankings for now, and his time of 47.49s has also qualified him for World Athletics Junior Champs.
Athletics New Zealand wrote of Lex’s performance “It was a memorable day for 17-year old Lex Revell-Lewis (Waitakere), who impressed on his home track to win race two of the 100m in a massive new PB of 10.81 (+1.5m/s). He later returned to snatch top spot in race two of the men’s 400m, destroying his previous one-lap best by more than a second to defeat national senior 800m and 400m champions – James Preston and Hamish Gill – in a time of 47.49.”
We look forward to watching Lex's progress over the remaining few weeks of the New Zealand athletics season.