OUTLOOK ? Injured last year, was an All-American in 2000 ... Look for her to return to the level of her sophomore year ... Had a great fall training ... Injury free ... Has worked out twice a day to improve fitness and insure she is ready to go ... Done an outstanding job academically; she had a 4.0 last semester.
JUNIOR ?? Competed sparingly due to injuries.
SOPHOMORE ? Indoors, competed in four meets during the season ... Competed in the SEC Four-Way and placed second in the 55m and third in the 200m ... Finished third in the 60m and first in the 200m at the Five-Way Meet ... At the Virginia Tech Invite, came in third in the 60m and fourth in the 200m ... Participated in the SEC Championships and won first place in the 200m ... Also competed in the NCAA Championships where she finished seventh in the 200m ... USC went 1-3-6-7 in this event at the NCAA Championships ... Outdoors, had four top 15 finishes in a variety of events ... Finished first in 100m dash at South Carolina State Championship with a time of 11.78 ... Also competed in 400m dash and 200m dash ... Placed third in the 200m at the SEC Four Way ... Competed at the S. C. State Championships placing first in the 100m with a time of 11.50 ... Also competed at the National Team Championships in Austin, Texas ... Ran the 100m and the 200m at the SEC Championships ... Participated on the 4x100m relay at the same event ... Competed in the 200m and the 4x100m relay at the NCAA Championship where the relay finished third.
FRESHMAN ? Indoors, at the ACC-SEC Challenge, she ran the 55m in a time of 7.02 ... Also ran a 24.71 in the 200m ... At the Cannon IV meet she turned in another impressive time in the 60m, with a time of 7.51, finishing fifth ... At the SEC Championships she ran the 55m in a time of 6.94 ... Outdoors, ran the third leg on the 4x100m relay at the NCAA Championships, finishing third ... At the Miami Invitational she ran the 100m at a time of 11.83 and the 200m with a time 24.34 ... At the Raleigh Relays, she came in fourth in the 100m ... She made her impact felt at the S.C. State Collegiate Championships when she won the 100m with a time of 11.74 and the 200m with a time of 23.79; times gained her spots on both Honor Rolls.
HIGH SCHOOL ?? Holds the Maryland state record in the 55m where she was the state champion in her senior year ... Was the 300m regional champion ... Lettered in soccer and track in high school ... MVP indoors and outdoors three years in a row ... Team was third in the county three times and won the state championship twice ... 4x400m relay team won the state title all four years ... 4x400m relay was third at Junior Nationals ... 4x200m relay was sixth.
PERSONAL ? Advertising Major ... Favorite athlete is Marion Jones ... Favorite foods are pizza, chicken, steak and cheese ... The person she admires the most is her mom ... Parents are Eddie and Chandra Lewis ... Full name is Mechelle Chanai Lewis ... Birthday is Sept. 20, 1980.
LEWIS' TOP TIMES
55m.....6.84 60m.....7.33 100m.....11.50 200m.....23.50