Ekiah Lewis
Ekiah  Lewis

Hometown:
San Bernardino, Calif.

High School:
Citrus Valley

Event:
Sprints/Jumps

Birthdate:
09/18/1995

Experience:
Sr./Sr.


01/23/2015

Women's Track & Field at Metro Team Challenge

Villanova won the Metro Team Challenge in New York on January 23, 2015.

On Lewis: The top returning member of the Villanova jump group in 2016-17 ... Ranks third in school history in the long jump with a personal best mark of 5.72 meters ... Has also run the 60 meters and the 100 meters for the Wildcats and contributed to the 4x100 meter relay ... Five-time BIG EAST scorer and two-time All-BIG EAST honoree ... Poised for a big year and is capable of expanding on her success from last season to reach new heights.

2016 Outdoor: Had her best collegiate season to date with big performances in the long jump ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in both the long jump and the 4x100 meter relay ... Tallied a second place finish in the long jump with a leap of 5.59 meters at the conference meet ... Anchored the 4x100 meter relay squad to a third place finish with a time of 47.66 ... Also scored in the triple jump, placing eighth with a distance of 10.85 meters while competing in the event for the first time as a collegian ... Earlier in the outdoor season recorded a personal best mark of 5.72 meters in the long jump to tally a first place finish at the Colonial Relays ... That jump is the 10th longest outdoors in school history and moved Lewis up to third place on the Wildcats all-time performance list in the long jump ... First Villanova athlete since 2001 to clear 5.70 meters in the long jump ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Penn Challenge (5.58m) ... Came in third at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (5.65m) and placed ninth at both the Larry Ellis Invitational (5.42m) and in the college section at the Penn Relays (5.62m).

2015-16 Indoor: Tallied a seventh place finish in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships and earned her highest ever individual finish at the conference meet ... Produced a jump of 5.28 meters at the BIG EAST meet ... Competed six times in the long jump during the season and had a top mark of 5.45 meters, which matches the best indoor effort of her career ... That mark came at the Gotham Cup, where she tied for a 21st place finish ... Registered a distance of 5.37 meters and came in sixth at the Villanova Invitational ... Runner-up with a mark of 5.30 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished third in the college section (5.24m) at the FastTrack National Invite ... Came in 25th at the Great Dane Classic with a mark of 4.94 meters. 

2015 Outdoor:
Competed in both the 100 meters and the long jump during the season ... Recorded a 13th place finish in the long jump with a distance of 4.89 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Her top mark of the season was 5.42 meters and was good for an eighth place finish at the Princeton Open ... Also came in fifth at the Delaware Open (5.11m) and 14th in the University section at the Colonial Relays (5.32m) ... Ran the 100 meters four times ... Her fastest mark was 12.35 at the Delaware Open, where she finished seventh overall ... Posted a time of 12.53 to tie for 23rd place at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Came in fifth at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (12.84) and tied for 27th in the preliminary heats at the Colonial Relays (12.62).

2014-15 Indoor: Recorded a 10th place finish in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships, where she had a jump of 4.97 meters ... Competed in the long jump a total of six times during the season ... Her top mark of the season came in a first place finish at the McElligott Invitational, where she tallied a mark of 5.45 meters ... Tied for 19th place at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational (5.33m) and opened the season with a fifth place finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (5.32m) ... Placed 16th at both the Gotham Cup (5.25m) and the Metro Team Challenge (5.00m).

2014 Outdoor: Competed in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships and registered an eighth place finish with a season-best distance of 5.24 meters ... Competed in the event five times during the season ... Tied for 11th place at the Larry Ellis Invitational (5.20m) while also finishing sixth at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (5.12m), 21st at the Colonial Relays (5.06m) and 54th at the Raleigh Relays (4.93m) ... Placed 14th in the 100 meters at the Delaware Open with a time of 12.91 and was fourth in the event at the Philadelphia College Classic (13.10) ... Led off the 4x100 meter relay at the Penn Relays, where Villanova posted a season-best time of 47.66 to place sixth in its heat and 45th overall out of 100 teams in the preliminary heats ... Anchored the 4x100 relay to a runner-up finish at the Philadelphia College Classic (49.02) and to a ninth place finish at the Larry Ellis Invitational (48.61) ... Ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay at the Raleigh Relays, where the Wildcats came in 28th (49.02).

2013-14 Indoor: Competed at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in fifth in the 60 meters with a personal best time of 8.02 and placed seventh in the long jump with a distance of 5.22 meters.

Citrus Valley High School: First team all-league performer individually in the 100 meters and the long jump, in addition to both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays ... Selected as the league MVP and was a recipient of the Coaches' Award ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically.

Personal: Born 9/18/95 ... One of four children of Hezekiah Lewis and Euridici Fitz ... Siblings are Kadin, Savannah and Brian ... Majoring in Communication.

PERSONAL BESTS

60 Meters               8.02                 2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational
100 Meters              12.31                High School
200 Meters              25.96                High School
Long Jump               5.72 Meters          2016 Colonial Relays
Triple Jump 10.85 Meters 2016 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                 2016 (4x100 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2016 (Long Jump)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                   2014-15

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Long Jump               2nd                  2016 Outdoor
4x100 Meter Relay 3rd 2016 Outdoor
Long Jump 7th 2016 Indoor
Long Jump 8th 2014 Outdoor
Triple Jump 8th 2016 Outdoor

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