A Star in the Making

Victor Sets Sights on 2012

A Darwen Aldridge student could well be on the way to igniting British Olympic hopes after his lightning pace caught the eye in front of the boroughs finest athletes.

Year 11 student, Victor Kasota recorded a 100 metre sprint in just 11.7 seconds during town team trials held on the 30th of April.  The achievement was all-the-more impressive given that Victor was competing without running spikes and in adverse weather conditions.

Victor’s talents were spotted by P.E. staff picking up on his phenomenal pace even upon the slow grass surface of the Academy.  Miss Coy commented “With the correct support, diet, conditioning and training, Victor has the potential to break the 10 second barrier.”

In the first heat, Victor actually stumbled at the start gun, but still found the pace to recover and win the race!  By the time he was invited to join the Blackburn Harriers athletics club at the end of the day, Victor had already competed against and beaten current county record holders.

Victor is now working closely with Blackburn Harriers to improve his training and enhance technique and commented “Watch out Usain Bolt…I’m coming to get you!”