Loyola track inks Raven Lewis

Tue, 06/01/2010

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans track program added Raven Lewis of Marrero, La. to the 2010 recruiting class as announced by head coach Andy Canegitta.

Lewis wrapped up her senior year at Riverdale High by reaching state in the triple jump for the second straight year, and qualifying in the 400 meter. Her personal best in the triple jump is 35 feet 6 inches while she clocked a 59.09 in the 400.

”Raven will be a great addition to our program,” said Coach Canegitta. “She is a great student-athlete who works hard in the classroom and on the track. She will definitely help our program in achieving our academic and athletic team goals.”

Along with winning back-to-back district championships in both events, she garnered runner-up in the long jump as a senior and also in the 200 meter in 2009. Her career bests in those events are 25.34 in the 200 meter and 16 feet 2 inches for the long jump. Following being named District 9-4A MVP in 2009, Lewis was the East Bank Champion in the 200 meter, the 400 meter, and the triple jump as a senior.

Her academic achievements include an A+ Honor Roll Award, and in 2008, she was a People to People Student Ambassador.


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