TORRIE LEWIS ANCHORS 4X100M RELAY TEAM TO BREAK 24-YEAR-OLD RECORD AT SYDNEY TRACK CLASSIC – ABC NEWS

a106aac253ac8a24893dfbe19234ad6a copy

Teen sprint sensation Torrie Lewis has anchored an Australian 4x100m relay team to a national record at the Sydney Track Classic, breaking a mark that had stood for 24 years.

The team of Ebony Lane, Bree Masters, Ella Connolly and Lewis stopped the clock at 42.94 seconds at ES Marks Field on Saturday evening.

It was five hundredths of a second quicker than the previous standard set by a team anchored by the great Melinda Gainsford-Taylor in Pietersburg, South Africa, in March 2000.

“I love running with these girls,” said 19-year-old Lewis, who broke Melissa Breen’s longstanding Australian individual 100m record two months ago.

“I think we make a great team and the relay is so fun to do.

“So now a final [at the Olympics] in Paris hopefully.”

The flying time also bodes well for the Australian team’s chances heading into the world relay championships in the Bahamas in early May.

“It’s amazing,” lead-off runner Lane said.

“Going overseas with these girls last year opened my eyes that I really wanted to be in the team that got the Australian record.”

STORY BY – ABC NEWS

Contact Us

A: 13-15 Little Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
P: +61 2 9332 9111
E: [email protected]

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top