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    Gia Lewis
    Gia Lewis
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Champaign, Illinois

    High School:
    Centennial

    Event:
    Throws

    06/23/2013

    Illini Alumni Lewis-Smallwood Makes Team USA

    Alumni thrower sets Drake Stadium record in discus

    05/07/2013

    Lewis-Smallwood Wins Jamaican Invitational

    Former Illini wins the discus title in Kingston

    Illinois Highlights:

    Track 2001
    Earned all-America honors after placing fifth in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Won the Big Ten Championships in the discus, with a toss of 180?00.00? ... Set the school record in the discus at the Illinois Twilight (5/11/01) with a toss of 189?06?... Indoor - Set a personal-best in the shot put with a toss of 46?11.50? to finish fourth at the Illinois Women?s Invite ... Had a season-best third-place finish at the Fred Wilt Invite (2/17/01) in the shot put ... Finished 13th at the Big Ten Championships in the shot put with a throw of 44?07.50?.

    2000
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the discus after recording the second-best discus throw in school history (175 feet, 7 inches) * Placed third in the discus at the Big Ten Championships * Finished 21st at the NCAA Championships in the discus * Also competed in the shot put for the Illini * Competed in the discus at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.

    1999
    Thew the shot put at three meets indoors and the discus at four meets outdoors.

    1998
    Threw the discus at three meets outdoors * Competed in the discus at Big Tens, finishing 17th. Prep Highlights - Two-time All-State selection in track * Centennial basketball MVP as a senior * Centennial school record holder in the 200m.

    Personal Bests:
    Indoor
    Shot Put: 44'07.50"
    Weight Throw: 62'00.50"

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