Lewis sprints for states


Christopher Lennon

Brody Lewis stands by the fence of Glenn High School as he warms up for his meet on May 13, 2023.

As the thunderous sound of the gun releases, Brody Lewis sprints past his competitors with determination to succeed, and he did. 

“Winning felt amazing, I was excited to be racing at a much higher level,¨ said Brody. 

Brody is the top short-distance runner at Ocean Lakes. He qualified for states this year to compete in the 100-meter dash after he attended the team’s third meet of the season at Landstown High School and finished with a record time of 22.8 seconds, his personal record. 

In addition to going to states, he will attend nationals to compete in the 100-meter dash on June 17, 2023.

“He’s a great teammate who has a love for the sport that he does,” said junior Madison Moore.

Short distance is vastly different from long distance, with long distance going on for longer periods of time while short distance is a cluster of smaller distances. 

“I am explosive and very fast in shorter periods rather than running longer distances,” said Brody. 

To Brody, the track is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. It plays an immense role in his life with meets, training and even practices on his own time. 

Many people have pushed him to be the best he can be, one person, in particular, being his teammate Robert Wetherholt. 

“He’s fast and consistent. He’s not one to shy away from a hard workout and he will push it every rep,” said Wetherholt.

When he runs he puts everything he can into it, making every second count. 

“Nothing goes on in my head while I’m running, I just run. My thoughts and feelings go blank,” said Brody.