Lewis Banda
Lewis Banda

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Last College:
Arizona State

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
1L


2006 NCAA All-American in the indoor 400 meters and men's 4x400 meter relay team ... School record holder in the indoor 400 meters ... transfer from Arizona State who will add leadership and national level experience to the Flyin' Frog sprint team ... expected to contend for national honors in the 400 ... will also compete in the 200 meters and sprint relays.

AT ARIZONA STATE (2005)
Garnered All-America honors as part of the 4x400 relay team, which broke the school record with a time of 3:00.57 and placed second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Clocked a 45.90 to finish second in the 400 meters at the Tucson Elite Invite ... Finished sixth at the NCAA West Regional in the 400m ... Advanced to the Olympic semifinals in the 400m.

AT ARIZONA STATE (2004)
Earned three All-America honors in the outdoor season by finishing fourth in the 400 meters, second with the 4x100 meter relay team and fourth with the 4x400 meter relay squad ... defended his Pac-10 crown in the 400 meters, winning in a meet-record time of 44.58 ... his time of 44.58 is also the Pac-10 meet record ... became one of three Sun Devils to break the 45-second barrier ... part of the 4x100 meter relay team that won at the conference championships and regional ... member of 4x400 meter relay unit that garnered All-America honors in the NCAA Indoor Championships and never lost a race during the season ... won the 400 meters at the Iowa State Last Chance meet, while placing second in the same event at two other indoor meets.

AT ARIZONA STATE (2003)
Won Pac-10 title in the 400 meters and place third in the 200 ... helped relay team capture conference outdoor crown in the 4x400 and third in the 4x100 meter relay ... won both the 200 and 400 meters twice during the outdoor season ... clinched his first All-America accolade as a member of the 4x400 meter squad that remained undefeated in the indoor season and posted a fifth-place showing at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... competed in three individual indoor races, placing first, second and third ... top two finishes came in the 400 meters with a win at the NAU Invite.

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track for three years at Milton High School, lettering twice in the sport and serving as captain his junior and senior years ... won the Zimbabwe national meet in 2001 in the 400 meters ... silver-medalist at the African Championships in both the 200 and 400 meters ... set school record in the 200 meters with a 20.81 time ... also holds the interschool records for the 200 and 400 meters (45.85) ... selected to the national team for the 2002 Commonwealth Games for track and field ... also played rugby for two years.

PERSONAL
Born Lewis Simon Banda ... parents are Simon Banda and Sinanzeni Kapembe ... majoring in finance with a minor in communications.


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