University of Iowa Athletics

Kevin Lewis

Class Fr.
Hometown Ottumwa, Iowa
High School Ottumwa

2015 — Indoor – second team All-American, placing 16th in 5,000 meters at NCAA Championships (14:22.92)… led team in mile (4:07.50) and 3,000 meters (7:57.06) and 5,000 meters (13:43.70)… set school record in 3,000 meters, placing seventh in 7:57.06 at UI Invite… set school record in 5,000 meters, placing fourth in 13:43.70 at ISU Classic… placed third in mile at Big 4 Duals (4:07.50) and second at Border Battle (4:09.43)… the Big 4 Duals time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… Outdoor – led team in 5,000 meters (14:21.41) and 10,000 meters (28:59.62)… anchored team-leading distance medley relay (10:07.27) and ran lead leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay (16:58.44) at Drake Relays… the 6,400-meter relay time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 10,000 meters at Stanford Invite (28:59.62), which ranks third all-time at Iowa… placed fifth in 10,000 meters (29:36.42) and 16th in 5,000 meters (14:52.94) at Big Ten Championships… ran 5,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (14:21.41) and 10,000 meters at NCAA West Preliminary (31:27.86)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – led team in 5,000 meters (14:13.57)… placed 20th in 5,000 meters at ISU Classic with a collegiate-best 14:13.57, which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… placed 12th in 5,000 meter at Big Ten Championships (14:13.65)… placed ninth in 3,000 meters at Bill Bergan Invite (8:23.96) and fourth in mile at Big 4 Duals (4:18.55)… Outdoor – led team in 5,000 meters (14:02.78) and 10,000 meters (29:11.04)… ran second leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay that placed 10th in 17:01.65 at Drake Relays… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed fifth in 10,000 meters (29:11.04) and 11th in 5,000 meters (14:15.88) at Big Ten Championships… the 10,000-meter time ranks third all-time at Iowa… placed 26th in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary… ran a collegiate-best 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite (14:02.78), which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (3:52.16)… letterwinner… Cross Country – led team in 8,000 meters (23:52.2), 5 miles (23:54.2) and 10,000 meters (30:35.5)… All-Region honoree, placing 19th at NCAA Midwest Regional (30:35.5-10,000 meters)… that season-best time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… first team All-Big Ten honoree, placed sixth at Big Ten Championships (23:52.2-8,000 meters)… that season-best time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… Iowa’s top finisher in each of the five races he competed in… also placed third at Big Ten Preview (24:44.72-8,000 meters), fourth at Illinois State Invite (24:22-8,000 meters) and 31st at Notre Dame Invite (23:54.2-5 miles)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2013 — Indoor – led team in mile (4:10.05), 3,000 meters (8:12.36) and 5,000 meters (14:16.74)… placed 11th in 5,000 meters with a collegiate-best 14:16.74 at Big Ten Championships, which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… placed fifth in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite with a collegiate-best 8:12.36, which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… won mile with a collegiate-best 4:10.05 at Iowa Invite… anchored team-leading distance medley relay at Big Ten Championships (10:02.02)… Outdoor – led team in 5,000 meters (14:08.04) and 10,000 meters (30:15.29)… placed seventh in 5,000 meters with a collegiate-best 14:08.04 at Stanford Invite… that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… placed fifth in 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 3:53.85 at Alabama Relays… placed 11th in 10,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (30:15.29)… placed ninth in 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (14:21.66)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – All-Region honoree, placing 15th at NCAA Midwest Regional with a collegiate-best 10,000 meters (30:47.84)… ran collegiate-best 8,000 meters (24:15.09) at Pre-National Invite… Iowa’s top finisher in the five races he competed in… won Hawkeye Early Bird Invite (18:33.68-6,000 meters), placed 26th at Big Ten Championships (25:03.9-8,000 meters) and 30th at Roy Griak Invite (24:59.5-8,000 meters)… the 6,000-meter time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… academic All-Big Ten… USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree… letterwinner.

2012 — Indoor – placed ninth in mile (4:12.03) and 20th in 5,000 meters (14:37.22) with collegiate-best times at Big Ten Championships… won mile at Iowa Invite (4:12.47) and ran mile at Alex Wilson Invite (4:12.53)… placed fourth in 3,000 meters (8:34.96) and sixth in mile (4:16.65) at Adidas Classic… Outdoor – led team in 3,000 (8:35.36) and 10,000 meters (29:54.02)… qualified for NCAA West Preliminary in 10,000 meters… placed ninth in 10,000 meters with a collegiate-beet 29:54.02 at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best 8:35.36 at Arkansas Spring Invite… anchored team-leading 6,400-meter relay to 17:02.26 at Drake Relays, which ranks third all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 5,000 meters with a collegiate-best 14:30.44… letterwinner… Cross Country – won Western Illinois Early Bird with a season-best 18:35 (6,000 meters)… also ran 8,000 meters at Pre-National Invite (25:09), Big Ten Championships (25:13-62nd) and Roy Griak Invite (25:28-26th)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2011 — Cross Country – ran season bests in 6,000 meters (19:19) at Iowa Open, 8,000 meters (25:26) at Roy Griak Invite and 10,000 meters (30:59) at Chile Pepper Festival… won Iowa Invite (25:31-8,000 meters)… placed 67th at Big Ten Championships (25:27-8,000 meters) and 71st at NCAA Midwest Regional (33:12-10,000 meters)… letterwinner.

High School — 2011 Iowa Gatorade Male Track Athlete of the Year… 2011 Ottumwa High School Outstanding Male Athlete… six-time all-conference, five-time all-district and four-time all-state honoree in cross country and track… won 1,600 (4:14.20) and 3,200-meter (9:05.25) state titles senior year with career best times… the 3,200-meter time set a state meet record… placed second in 1,600 meters (4:24.90) and fourth in 3,200 meters (9:26.25) at state meet junior year… won state cross country meet senior year in 15:20, placing fourth as a junior (15:58)… seven-time conference champion and two-time runner-up in cross country and track… won 3,200 meters at 2011 Drake Relays in 9:05.88, which set a meet record… runner-up in 1,600 meters (4:15.95) at 2011 Drake Relays, placing third in 1,600 meters (4:18.52) and fourth in 3,200 meters (9:22.23) junior year… National Honor Society member… class valedictorian… Iowa Governor’s Scholar Award winner… coached by Jeff Smith and Jim Nickerson.

Personal — born July 10, 1993… son of Brian and Brenda Lewis… undeclared engineering major.

Lewis’ Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:52.16 at Mt. SAC Relays 4/18/14
Mile (I) 4:07.50 at Big 4 Duals 1/24/15
3,000 Meters (I) 7:57.06 at UW Invitational 1/31/15
3,000 Meters (O) 8:35.86 at Arkansas Spring Invitational 3/31/12
5,000 Meters (I) 13:43.70 at ISU Classic 2/13/15
5,000 Meters (O) 14:02.78 at Stanford Invitational 4/4/14
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:33.68 Black & Gold Invitational 9/13/13
8,000 Meters (CC) 23:52.2 Big Ten Championships 11/2/14
5 Miles (CC) 25:54.2 at Notre Dame Invite 10/3/14
10,000 Meters (O) 28:59.62 at Stanford Invitational 4/3/15
10,000 Meters (CC) 30:35.5 at NCAA Midwest Regional 11/14/14