King Lewis Jr.
Class of 1986
King Lewis began his varsity track and field career as an 8th grader under the guidance of Coach Roger Clark. He participated in the long jump, triple jump, and the 4x100meter relay. His relay team was astounding; they set the school record in their event. Throughout the years, he won ten Class "C" Championships and two Section V Championships. His personal bests of 22'11"(Long jump) and 47'2(Triple jump) are school and county records.
In 1986, King attended Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the men's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship team. He won individual honors and set a school record in the triple jump (49'10 1/2"). He also finished third in the long jump (23'4").
King then transferred to Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. In 1988, he matched the men's program best NCAA finish with a 2nd place showing in the triple jump (14.89m/48'10 1/4") at the indoor national meet, helping the Bombers to a school record 15th place finish. He also twice earned All-American honors in the outdoor triple jump.
After college, King worked for 5 years as a case manager with the Wayne County ARC in Newark, NY. In 1995, he moved to New York City and had a brief modeling career with Guinness Stout Beer, Audi (Asia), and numerous photography books. King still resides in New York City and is employed at the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel.