Chris

Lewis

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Sprints
Height: 5'9"
Class: Junior
City/State: Heflin, La.
High School: Lakeside HS
Other College: Meridian CC
Experience: Redshirt

Bio

Events: 60M (6.61), 100M (10.29w/10.39), 200M (21.38)

2017
Did not compete with the Tigers in his first season with the program after transferring from Meridian Community College ... Received a redshirt during both the indoor and outdoor seasons to preserve his junior season of eligibility.

PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the elite sprinters in the National Junior College Athletics Association during his freshman season at Meridian Community College in 2015 … Won a pair of NJCAA Championship silver medals as the national runner-up in the 60 meters indoors and 100 meters outdoors in 2015 … Clocked back-to-back personal bests of 6.64 seconds in the preliminary round and 6.61 in the final to score the NJCAA Indoor silver medal in the 60-meter dash … Also won the 60-meter title at the LSU Twilight meet during the 2015 indoor season while running 6.68 in the final at the Carl Maddox Field House … Won his first collegiate 60-meter title at the BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker while running 6.74 in his collegiate debut in December 2014 … Followed outdoors with another All-American performance as the silver medalist in the 100 meters at the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Championships … Followed a wind-aided personal best of 10.29 (+2.9) in the preliminary round with a time of 10.57 (-0.1) in the final to claim the NJCAA Outdoor silver medal in the event … Clocked a wind-legal personal best of 10.39 (+1.0) in a sixth-place finish in the event at the LSU Alumni Gold meet held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium during the 2015 season … Also ran a wind-legal PR of 21.38 (+0.1) for third place at Mississippi State’s Jace LaCoste Invitational in his only 200-meter race in the 2015 outdoor season … Led off Meridian’s 4x100-meter relay team to a victory at the 2015 Alabama Relays with a winning time of 39.86 … Was a seven-time Louisiana state champion during his high school career at Lakeside High School … Captured three-straight Louisiana Class 2A state titles in the 100-meter dash with wins as a sophomore in 2012 with a time of 10.71 (-0.1), as a junior in 2013 with a wind-aided time of 10.46 (+5.2) and as a senior in 2014 with a time of 10.53 (+1.9) … Winning time of 10.53 in the state final in 2014 equaled the Class 2A state record … Won back-to-back Class 2A state championships in the 200-meter dash with wind-aided times of 21.45 (+5.4) in 2013 and 21.53 (+3.0) in 2014 … Led off Lakeside’s 4x100-meter relay team that raced to the Class 2A state crown in 2014 with a time of 42.80 … Won his first Louisiana Division II indoor state title as a senior in 2014 with a record-setting performance in the final of the 60-meter dash … Sprinted to the finish line in 6.81 to set a Carl Maddox Field House facility record at the high school level to claim the Division II state crown … Was also a five-time Louisiana state silver medalist during his prep career at Lakeside High School, including the 100 meters and 200 meters outdoors in 2011, the 55 meters indoors in 2012 and 2013, and the 4x100-meter relay outdoors in 2013.

PERSONAL
Full name is Christopher Mark Lewis … Born on Aug. 6, 1995 … Parents are Alvin and Demetra Lewis … Has two brothers, Alvin Pruitt and Justin Lewis, and one sister, Ebony Thorne … Plans to major in criminal justice at LSU.

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