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AT 13 YEARS “Pocket Dynamo” Akayla Morris has shown that she is a rising star in athletics in Barbados.

Hailing from The Pine, which has produced numerous top sportsmen and women over the years, Morris, in less than the best conditions, showed her class in winning ten events at The Lodge School’s inter-house sports last Friday.

Annoying showers and a wet field denied Morris’ bid to break the record in the 200 metres but did not stop her from shaving one second off the 31-year-old record in the 100 metres as the third former stopped the clock in 12.65 secs.

The High Performance Programme athlete, who will turn 14 on March 24, blazed to victory in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres. She also broke a 30-year-old record in the long jump, leaping 5.14 metres, eclipsing the old mark of 4.75.

Just for good measure, the former Wilkie Cumberbatch student won the high jump, the shot put, the javelin and discus events to certainly make her mark at Society. (KB)

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