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MAURICE LEWIS
  • Jumps
  • 6-3/188
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Jacksonville, Fla. (Raines HS)
  • BD: 1/14/78 (Jacksonville, Fla.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 8
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

Triple Jump: 51-4.25 - 2000 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
High Jump: 7-0.5 - 2001 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
Long Jump: 26-3 - 2000 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOOR
Triple Jump: 51-0.75 - 1999 SEC Championships, Athens, Ga.
High Jump: 7-0 - 1996 Florida (HS) Regional Championships
Long Jump: 26-0.25 - 2000 SEC Outdoor Championships, Baton Rouge, La.

HONORS: (Five-time All-American; One-time All-SEC) 2001 NCAA Outdoor All-American - Long Jump; 2000 Indoor NCAA All-American, Long Jump; 1999 Indoor NCAA All-American, Long Jump; 1999 Outdoor NCAA All-American- Long Jump; 1999 Outdoor NCAA All-American - 4x100m Relay; 1999 Indoor SEC Champion- Long Jump.

2001 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 7-0.5 (High Jump), 24-0.5 (Long Jump)... Competed in 10 meets (three indoors, seven outdoors)... Eighth in the long jump at the NCAA Championships to earn his fifth career All-America honor... Fourth in the long jump at the Reebok Invitational... Seventh at the SEC Championships, 24-5... Second at the Gator Twi-Light with a long jump of 25-4.5... Won the Sea Ray Relays long jump with a seasonal best provisional qualifier 25-8.75... Won the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a mark of 25-6.75... Set a personal best with a high jump of 7-0.5 at the season opening Florida Intercollegiates, finishing second-sixth all-time at Florida... Long jumped 24-0.5 before reaggrivating his hamstring at the Gator Invitational. 2001 Wins (2): (o) Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/7) long jump: 25-6.75; Sea Ray Relays (4/14) long jump: 25-8.75.

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 26-3 (Long Jump) (26-0.25 outdoors) and 51-4.25 (Triple Jump)... Competed in Eight meets (Five Indoors, Three Outdoors)... 15th in the U.S. Olympic Trials Long Jump, 25-04.5... Could not compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the long jump after he reaggravated a hamstring injury in the warm-ups for his flight... Fifth in the SEC Outdoor Championships Long Jump, 26-0.25 (7.93)... NCAA Outdoor provisional qualifier and US Olympic Trials qualifier in the long jump (26-0.25)... NCAA Indoor All-American (third place) in the long jump, 26-2.75- New Florida Record for the NCAA Indoor Championships... Third in the SEC Indoor Championships long jump, 26-0.25 (7.93); 11th in the triple jump, 48-9 (14.86m); No heighted in the high jump... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the long jump (26-3) and provisionally qualified in the triple jump (51-4.25)... Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the long jump.

2000 WINS (3): (i) SEC Quad (1/22) LJ: 25-7.5; Gator Invitational (2/6) LJ: 26-3; Iowa State Classic (2/11) LJ: 25-7.5;

1999 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 25-8.25 (Long Jump), 6-11.75 (High Jump) and 51-0.75 (Triple Jump)... Competed in 12 meets (Five indoor, Seven outdoor)... Outdoor All-American (Ninth place), long jump, 25-6.25 (7.78m)... Outdoor All-American, 4x100m Relay - Competed for the first time since high school on the 4x100m relay team in the preliminaries (anchor leg with Clervil, Capel and Carroll), helping the team qualify for the finals... Third place in Outdoor SEC Championships long jump, 25-5.25; sixth in the triple jump, 51-00.75 - Personal best; and 12th in the high jump, 6-7.5... Indoor All-American (Seventh place), long jump, 24-09 (7.54m)... Indoor SEC Champion, long jump, 25-7.5 (7.81m) - Indoor best - Only Florida male to earn All-SEC honors indoors... Seventh place in Indoor SEC Championships high jump, 6-11.5 and fourth in the triple jump, 49-11.75... Named 1999 Indoor IronGator for scoring the most points indoors at the SEC Championships for the men.

1999 WINS (3): (i) ACC-SEC Challenge (1/30), LJ: 24-11; SEC (2/20), LJ: 25-7.5; (o) Seminole Twi-Light (5/8), LJ: 25-8.25.

1998 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 24-10.5 (Long Jump), 6-11.5 (High Jump), and 50-6 (Triple Jump)... Seventh in the Outdoor SEC Championships triple jump, 49-1 and 11th in the long jump, 24-1... 10th in the Indoor SEC Championships Long Jump, 23-10.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Holds Raines High records in the high jump, long jump and triple jump... Named Gatorade Track and Field All-American after senior season. High School Coach: James Day.

PREP BESTS: TJ: 50-11.5; LJ: 24-7.5; HJ: 7-0.

"BEYOND THE STATS": Member of Who's Who Among American High School Students... Lists his father as the person he admires most for this willingness to provide for his family... Son of David and Marling Lewis... Born Maurice Marcelle Lewis on January 14, 1978 in Jacksonville, Fla.... First of seven children in the family; siblings are David, Nohomiah, Koturah, Elijah, Zipporah and Mary.

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