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Akela’s record leap

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Akela’s record leap

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There’s no keeping Akela Jones out of the record books.
The 16-year-old yesterday broke four records, three on the track and one in the field, at the Springer Memorial Inter-House Track and Field Championships, sponsored by Powerade.
The Blue House athlete set new marks in the Division 1 girls’ 100 metres hurdles, 100 metre and 200 metre races and the long jump. She also broke the open girls’ triple jump mark during the preliminaries.
There were a few fouls in the long jump but, on this attempt, Jones put it all together, leaping to the new record of 6.42 metres to break an 18-year-mark.