Williams, Lewis Named MIAA Track Athletes of the Week

5 years 10 months 4 days ago Tuesday, December 11 2012 Dec 11, 2012 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:32:00 PM CST December 11, 2012 in Sports
Source: Dan Carr - Press Release

JEFFERSON CITY -- After beginning the season with impressive showings against NCAAA Division I athletes at the Bob Timmons Challenge and Holiday Preview, Twishana Williams has been named the MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week while Romel Lewis has been selected the MIAA Men's Track Athlete of the Week. The honors, which are voted upon by select panels of conference sports information directors, were announced by the MIAA on Tuesday afternoon.

Williams, one of Lincoln's top long-distance runners, won three races and picked up two other second results during the first week of the season. At the University of Kansas-hosted Bob Timmons Challenge, Williams won the mile with a time of 5:03.79 beating out ten runners including six from NCAA Division I. She also outdistanced 13 other runners, six from Division I, to win the 3,000m with a time of 10:15.00 and helped the Distance Medley relay team to a second place result (12:10.52, a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Division II Championship).

At the Iowa State Holiday Preview, Williams won the 800m in 2:13.83, a time that marks as the only provisional qualifying time in the MIAA in that event after the first week of the season. She also finished as the runner-up in the mile, clocking in at 5:05.84. Though it is still very early in the season, Williams currently has the top mark in the MIAA in all four events in which she's competed.

Lewis also had success at the Holiday Preview, beating out 15 other runners to win the 60-meter dash with an NCAA Division II automatic qualifying time of 6.73. He joins Emporia State's Briar Ploude (high jump) and Central Missouri's Brent Vogel (heptathalon) as the only male athletes in the MIAA to have already qualified for the NCAA Championship, and is the only men's track athlete to have accomplished that feat. Lewis also competed in the 4x300m relay at the Iowa State meet, joining with Michael Ashley, Ravel Grey and Tyrone Hawkins to take second in 2:18.19.

At the Bob Timmons Challenge, Lewis placed second in the 200-meter, finishing with a provisional qualifying time of 21.49 in the race. That time currently leads the MIAA.

This marks the third time that Williams has been named the MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week, having previously claimed the honor during the 2011-12 indoor season (Feb. 22) and the 2012 outdoor season (April 9). Lewis picks up his fifth league athlete of the week honor after having been selected a combined four times during last year's indoor and outdoor season.

The Lincoln men's and women's indoor track & field teams are currently on break for finals and the winter holidays, but will resume action on January 11, 2013 at the Southern Illinois University Saluki Open in Carbondale, Illinois.

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