Lewis siblings lead Edison girls to 1A track title

  • Article by: BRYCE EVANS , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 7, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Jia and Jada Lewis totaled enough points to give Edison the 1A girls’ team title.

Whether it’s basketball, volleyball, academics or track and field, Minneapolis Edison’s Lewis sisters are always focused on one thing: beating each other.

And, as they showed at the Class 1A track and field state meet at Hamline University on Saturday, accomplishing that goal usually means beating nearly everyone else, too.

Jia Lewis, an eighth-grader, won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.28 seconds. Older sister Jada, a freshman, finished third.

Then, roughly two hours later, it was Jai again, winning in the 200, with Jada third again.

Two state titles. Four podium finishes. Bragging rights to little sister.

“We’ve been talking about it since we found out we were going to state this year; we wanted to come out and take it,” Jia said.

The chilly, overcast and windy conditions for the Class 1A events made for some slick footing.

Minnehaha Academy won the boys’ team title, and Edison took home the girls’ crown.

The young Lewis sisters stole the show.

“We want to just keep pushing each other to do better,” Jada said.

Added Jia: “It’s a family effort, running together.”

Tollefson survives hurdles battle

Jon Tollefson of St. Croix Lutheran went over the race “at least 100 times in my head” before stepping into the starting blocks.

Through all that visualization, though, Tollefson never saw it exactly as it did Saturday.

After setting a Class 1A state record in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.36, the junior came back to narrowly edge out Minnehaha Academy’s Samuel Lundquist for the 300 hurdles title.

Tollefson passed Lundquist on the final hurdle, winning by one thousandth of a second, 38.317 to 38.318.

“It sort of felt up in the air for how it’d go,” he said. “I was just hoping it’d click, and, luckily, it did.”

With the pair of titles, Tollefson has swept the 1A state hurdle events in back-to-back years.

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