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Charles Lewis
Position: Sprints/Hurdles
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Highland HS
Experience: 3 Years

NEW MEXICO

 

2014 Indoors: Saw action at seven meets, running almost exclusively over 400 meters … Opened with a third-place time of 48.72* in the 400 at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational … Improved on his time at the New Mexico Team Invitational, finishing in 48.63* … Ran a time of 48.70* at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational … Took runner-up honors in the 400 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, crossing the line in 48.83* … Also ran with the Lobos' 4x400 team, winning the MW Championships and placing fourth at the New Mexico Classic.

2014 Outdoors: Competed at 10 meets, advancing to the national championships in his speciality, the 400 hurdles … Ran the 400 hurdles at his first four meets, placing fourth at the Texas Tech Open (time of 52.75*), first at the Jim Click Shootout (52.10), sixth at the Mt. SAC Relays (52.07) and first at the Beach Invitational (51.70) … Ran his first 400 meters/400 hurdles double at the Brutus Hamilton Open & Challenge, winning the 400 in 48.17 and placing second in the 400 hurdles in 50.89 … Ran the same double to the same finishes at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, with times of 47.48* in the sprint and 51.69* in the hurdles … Became the first athlete in Mountain West history to earn all-conference honors in the 400, 400 hurdles and 4x400 relay, placing second (47.30*), third (51.85*) and second, respectively … Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 400 hurdles, where he earned a bid to the national finals with a 10th-place (and personal-best) time of 50.55 … At the NCAA Championships, placed 11t with a time of 50.86.

2013 Indoors: Ran at eight meets, primarly in the 200- and 400-meter sprints ... Clocked times of 49.14* in the 400 meters and 54.48* in the 400 hurdles at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, placing sixth and third, respectively ... Ran the same double at the New Mexico Invitational, placing seven in the sprint (48.83*) and winning the hurdle (53.12*) ... Ran the 200 (21.94*) and the 400 (48.30*) at the New Mexico Classic, taking sixth and third, respectively ... Claimed 11th in the 400 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, racing to a time of 48.57* ... Scored in the 200 (fifth place), the 400 (third) and the 4x400 (third), running times of 21.83 and 48.54 in the sprints and helping the relay team to a time of 3:17.07.

2013 Outdoors: Competed just once outdoors, racing to a wind-assisted 14th-place time of 11.20* at the UTEP Springtime Invitational.

2012 Indoors: Did not compete

2012 Outdoors: Competed a ten meets, primarily in the 400-meter hurdles ... Opened with a victory in the 400 hurdles at the UTEP Springtime Invitational with a 52.61* time ... At the Mt. SAC Relays, placed 10th in the 400 hurdles with a 52.71 time ... Placed 26th in his only run in the 400, finishing in 49.00 ... Claimed second in the 400 hurdles at back-to-back meets, the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (52.66) and Texas Tech Red Raider Open (season-best 52.14*) ... At the Mountain West Championships, placed fourth in the 400 hurdles with a 53.12* clocking ... Qualified to the First Round of the NCAA Championships, finishing in 52.82 to place 34th.

2011 Indoors: Placed fourth in the 400 meter dash at the Lobo Open, clocking a 51.77 time ... At the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Invite, finished 18th overall with a time of 22.51s in the 200m dash and 17th overall with a time of 50.41 in the 400m dash ... Notched a ninth-place finish in the 600m run at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational with a time of 1:24.96 ... Placed 17th out of 33 in the 400 meter dash at the New Mexico Classic & Multis with a time of 50.43s ... Placed eleventh in the 400m dash at the Don Kirby Invite, finishing in 50.14s ... Also ran with the Lobos' 4x400m Relay Team in five competitions.

2011 Outdoors: Placed 12th at the Arizona State Invitational in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 54.65s ... Was runner up at the New Mexico Tailwind in the 400m hurdles, finishing in 53.17s ... Registered a ninth-place finish at the Sun Angel Classic with a mark of 54.01s ... At the UTEP Invitational,finished tenth in the400m dash with a48:91s time ... Placed third in the 400m hurdles at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Finished seventh in the 400m hurdles at the Steve Scott ... Finished second overall in the 400m hurdles at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... Also ran with the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams throughout the season.

HIGH SCHOOL

Lettered in track and field for coach Gary Sanchez at Highland HS in Albuquerque ... 2010 State Champion in 100m dash, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles ... holds the 4x400 school and state record with a 3:16 time.

PERSONAL

Full name is Charles Lewis, but commonly goes by the name of Chaz ... Son of Estine Lewis ... Has one sibling, Celita Lewis ... Hobbies include sleeping and playing Call of Duty ... Favorite athlete is Thomas Trujillo ... Majoring in exercise science.

PERSONAL BESTS

Indoors
200 meters: 21.83
400 meters: 48.30*
600 meters: 1:21.42
400 hurdles: 54.48*

Outdoors
100 meters: 10.86*
200 meters: 22.28*
400 meters: 47.30*
400 meter hurdles: 50.55

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, 2014 (400 hurdles)
• All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2013 (400, 4x400), 2014 (400, 4x400)
• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2011 (400 hurdles), 2014 (400, 400 hurdles, 4x400)


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

Saturday, January 10
All Day - 
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Saturday, January 24
All Day - 
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vs. Lobo Collegiate Invitational *
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