Banda has strong showing at World Championships
Aug. 28, 2007
OSAKA, Japan - Former TCU sprinter Lewis Banda was in competition on Tuesday at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
Banda, a three-time All-America selection, ran 45.47 in the second heat of the men's 400 meters to place fifth in his heat, but failed to qualify for Wednesday's semifinal.
At TCU, Banda earned three All-America honors at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He placed fourth in the men's 400 meters and anchored both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads. Banda holds the school record in the indoor 400 meters.
Virgil Hodge will begin competition at the World Championships tomorrow.