Darrell Lewis
Darrell Lewis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philipp, Miss.

High School:
West Tallahatchie HS

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

Birthdate:
09/12/1988


Two-Time All C-USA Performer

2011 Outdoor: Picked up two top-five finishes during outdoor season in the long jump... Was fourth at the SEMO Invite with a season-best 6.52m (21' 4.75") mark... Was fifth in final Memphis Tiger Invitational, with a 6.41m (21' 0.50") leap... Set a personal-best in the 100m dash at SEMO, finishing 13th at an 11.82s clip.

2011 Indoor: Three top-eight marks in the long jump... Opened the season with a seventh-place, 6.20m (20' 4.25") finish at the EIU Mega Meet... At the SEMO Invite, was seventh following a 6.34m (20' 9.75") leap... Set his season-best at the SIU McDonald's with a 6.41m (21' 0.50"), finishing seventh.

2010 Outdoor: Earned two top-eight finishes in the jumps during his first outdoor season competing in jump events...season-best 1.80m (5'10.75") high jump came at the Memphis Tigers Invitational, where he finished sixth...career-best long jump came at the Joey Haines Invitational, where he finished seventh with a 6.78m (22'3") mark.

2010 Indoor: Became more of a threat in the long and high jumps...was fifth in the high jump (1.80m; 5'10.75") and long jump (6.45m; 21'2") at the Redhawk Invite...had two seventh-place finishes at the SIU McDonald's, in the high jump (1.84m; 6'0.50") and with a career-best 6.60m (21'8") long jump mark.

2009 Outdoor: Competed in seven meets for the Tigers...Best finish was 11th at the Mississippi Open in the 400m hurdles...Set his personal-best mark in the Mississippi Open with a time of 56.96...Was a member of the 4x400m relay team at the Rhodes Open.

2009 Indoor: Competed in two events during the indoor schedule...Finished with a time of 6.95 in the prelims of the SEMO Invite 55m dash.

2008 Outdoor: Competed in three meets while participating in the 400m hurdles during the 2008 outdoor season for the Tigers...Set a personal best record of 58.82 in the 400m hurdles at the Ole Miss May Invitational earning 22nd place...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, placed 15th with a time of 1:01.75 in the 400m hurdles.

2008 Indoor: Competed in three meets while participating in the 55m dash and 200m dash for the Tigers during the 2008 indoor season...In the first meet of the season, set a personal-best time of 6.91 in the 55m dash earning 32nd place...At the same meet, set a personal-best 200m dash record with a time of 23.86 finishing in 31st place...Recorded one top-10 finish with a 10th place 6.92 time in the 55m dash at the SEMO Invitational.

Academics:
Has been a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters...Has also been a member of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll fortwo years.

Prep: Attended West Tallahatchie High School lettering three years in track and field...Specialized in hurdles...Also, played basketball and football...In the first year of running track, came in third in the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles at the district meet...Won district and became the division champion in the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles...In 2007, was named district, regional and Sectional Champion, earning the MVP and Leadership award...State qualifier in the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles in 2007.

Personal: Full name is Darrell Ladonta Lewis...Son of Angela Lewis...Has one sister...Was a member of the Beta Club, Math and Science Club and earned the Delta Valley Academic Award...Majoring in sport and leisure management.

Lewis' Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
100m Dash 11.82s SEMO Invite 4/2/11
400m Hurdles 56.96s C-USA Champ. 5/16/09
High Jump 1.80m (5-10.75) Mem. TIger Inv. 4/17/10
Long Jump 6.78m (22-03.00) Joey Haines 4/3/10
4x400m Relay 3:28.88s Rhodes Open 3/21/09
Lewis' Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
55m Dash 6.91s ASU Kickoff Classic 12/1/08
55m Hurdles 8.62s ASU Kickoff Klassic 12/5/09
60m Dash 7.42s SIU McDonald's 2/6/10
60m Hurdles 9.00s Hoosier Hills 2/12/10
200m Dash 23.86s ASU Kickoff Classic 12/1/08
High Jump 1.85m (6-00.75) Hoosier Hills 2/12/10
Long Jump 6.60m(21-08.00) SIU McDonald's 2/6/10
Heptathlon 3,897 points C-USA Champs. 2/27/10

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