CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson junior middle distance runner John Lewis has been named the ACC Track Performer of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The weekly award is Lewis’s first of his career.
Lewis shattered the program record in the 1,000m with a time of 2:21.96 at the Orange & Purple Classic Saturday, Jan. 6. His time bested Terrance Harrington’s 1985 program record of 2:22.42. Additionally, The Philadelphia, Pa., native also set the facility record, which was previously held by Georgia Tech’s Shawn Roberts, dating back to 2011. Lewis was also a member of Clemson’s A-Relay Team that won the 4x400m, helping the Tigers post a conference-leading time of 3:09.76, which also ranks No. 4 in the NCAA.
In the Tigers’ opening meet on Dec. 9, Lewis posted the ACC’s top time (4:06.63) in his first-ever mile.
Up next, Clemson travels to College Station, Texas – the site of this year’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships – Friday and Saturday (Jan. 12-13) for the Ted Nelson Invitational.