Carl Lewis is still the face of track and field

“You can definitely tell he’s very passionate about track and field still,” said senior sprinter Jermaine Holt. “He still loves the sport.”

Holt has trained with Lewis since joining the program in 2018. While Lewis primarily coaches, Holt said he also has a lot of wisdom to share with his aspiring athletes.

“Every track athlete’s dream is we want to go professional for this, and one thing he did teach me was there is a lot more to becoming professional rather than just running fast,” Holt said. “He introduced the idea that opened my mind up to how I can better brand myself as not just an athlete but as an individual.”