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.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: A. Swarzak 3
Cincinnati - LP: M. Leake 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5
Kansas City - WP: W. Davis 2 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: Z. Putnam 1
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 4 FINAL
Colorado - WP: J. De La Rosa 6
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 3 FINAL
Seattle - LP: T. Walker 2
Detroit - WP: A. Sanchez 11 FINAL
Arizona - LP: T. Cahill 5
Los Angeles - LP: D. Haren 1 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano 6
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 3 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: J. Papelbon 1
Texas - LP: Y. Darvish 1 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: D. Phelps 2
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 4 FINAL
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 6
Miami - LP: N. Eovaldi 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 6
Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb 3 FINAL
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 0
San Diego - WP: I. Kennedy 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wada 3
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 7 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 9
Baltimore - LP: T. Hunter 2 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 3
Chicago 1 FINAL
San Jose 5
Calgary 8:00 PM
Edmonton
Winnipeg 7/25/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Connecticut 75 FINAL
Washington 89
New York 66 FINAL
Los Angeles 64

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Which uniform will Kevin Love wear next season?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close