JIA LEWIS, JADA LEWIS, MALAYSIA HAYES, LYTRISHA WASHNINGTON, QUINDELL PERRY, DELPHIN NIYONKURU, DESHON FRELIX-TWIET, MONTREA TALABI and MALIK HOLLINS gave Minneapolis Edison and City Conference track fans reason to be proud.
They represented the Tommies and Minneapolis City Conference by qualifying for the State Track Meet in dominating fashion at the Section 4 meet at Hamline University last weekend.
Jia Lewis qualified for the 100 and 200 meters for the girls’ meet with times of 11.91 (a Section 4 and school record) and 25.68 respectively.
Jada Lewis also qualified with second-place finishes in the 100 (12.31) and 200 (26.16).
Hayes, Jada Lewis, Washington and Jia Lewis contributed to the girls’ 4×100 relay team, qualifying with a time of 50:36.
On the boys’ side, Perry qualified in the long jump with a leap of 21’6”.
Niyonkuru, Felix-Twiet, Talabi and Hollins qualified by placing second in the 4×1400 relay with a time of 3:36.22.
Edison athletic director BRETT MCNEAL, who was a basketball standout at Minneapolis North and then Western Kentucky University in the mid-late 1980s, summed it up best on his Facebook page when reflecting on the accomplishments of the student athletes.
“It’s been a while since Edison has sent any student-athletes to the State Track Meet so please join us in congratulating these student-athletes.”
Inner City All-Star Classic
The 21st annual Inner City All-Star Classic will be held Sunday, June 8 at the University of St. Thomas. The girls’ game will feature University of Wisconsin-bound CAYLA MCMORRIS of Class 3A Park Center, while McDonald-All American REID TRAVIS of three-time Class 3A DeLaSalle headlines the boys’ game.
The game was first played in 1994 at the Richard Green Central Gym in Minneapolis, headlined by Class A champion St. Agnes and Class AA title winner Minneapolis Washburn. The girls’ game was added in 2001.
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