Erika Lewis Season 2023
2x SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2018, 2019)
Helped LSU win the McNeese Season Opener with a fifth-place finish in the 3k with a time of 10:28.8 … took 96th at the Arturo Barrios Invitational with a 6k readout of 22:46.6 … finished 118th at the SEC Championships with a 6k readout of 21:58.2 … clocked a 5k time of 19:25.89 at the Joe Piane Invitational to finish 147th.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the leading middle distance runners in the Midwest during her time at Waukee High School … A two-time medalist at the Iowa Class 4A State Championships during her senior season in 2015 … Iowa’s Class 4A silver medalist in the 400-meter hurdles for 2015 while running a personal-best time of 1:01.76 in the state final … Also Iowa’s Class 4A bronze medalist in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.48 at the state meet … Finished in 11th place overall in the 1,500 meters at the state meet during her senior season with a time of 4:49.18 … Won two District 6-4A titles in the 400 hurdles (1:03.52) and 800 meters (2:18.95) ahead of her appearance at the state meet in 2015 … Placed fourth in the 1,500 meters at the district meet in 2015 with a time of 4:56.83 … Silver medalist in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.59.53 at the 2015 Central Iowa Conference Championships hosted by Waukee High School … Also placed third as the bronze medalist in the 800 meters at the CIC Championships in 2015 … Twice a Drake Relays bronze medalist in her senior season in 2015, taking third in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.23 and 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:12.38 … Swept District 3-4A titles in both the 400 hurdles (1:07.26) and 800 meters (2:19.40) as a junior in 2014 en route to a berth in the state championships … Was the Iowa Class 4A bronze medalist in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:04.42 at the 2014 Iowa Class 4A Outdoor State Championships to highlight her junior season … Went on to finish eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.11 at the 2014 state meet … Also crowned the CIC Champion in the 400 hurdles as a junior in 2014 with a time of 1:06.13 at the conference meet … Appeared in both the 400 hurdles and 800 meters at the Drake Relays in 2014, finishing fourth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:05.40 and eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.26 … A three-time district silver medalist during her sophomore season in 2013 as the second-place finisher in the 400 hurdles(1:06.97), 800 meters(2:22.29) and 1,500 meters (4:58.62) … Followed with the 10th-place finish in the 800 meters (2:16.52) and 17th-place finish in the 1,500 meters (4:55.00) at the state championships for the 2013 season … Medaled at the district meet as a freshman as the third-place finisher in the 800 meters.
Full name is Erika Michelle Lewis … Born on Aug. 26, 1997 … Parents are Keri and Dan Lewis … Has a younger brother named Jackson … Graduated from Waukee High School as the valedictorian of her senior class … Maintained a weighted 4.315 grade-point average for her high school career … Recipient of the Governor’s Scholar Award while at Waukee High School … Was also a National AP Scholar and Des Moines Register All-Academic selection during her prep career … An accomplished musician who played piano in her school’s jazz band, helping lead her school to a state championship in 2012 and state runner-up finish in 2013 … Played clarinet in a concert band and was a four-year all-state performer … Majoring in biology.