PHILADELPHIA -- Avery Lewis left it to her last attempt, and she made it count.
The Friends' Central sophomore moved up from second to first on her final jump on Thursday at the Penn Relays to claim the win in the girls long jump championship. Lewis leapt 19 feet, 10.25 inches(6.05 meters) to move ahead of Serena Cole of Edwin Allen (Jamaica) and take the victory. It was her first Penn Relays competition as a high schooler.
After struggling to get on the board on her first two attempts, Lewis got on fire in the third round, putting down a mark of 19-2. Then she opened up the finals with a 19-5.5 in the fourth round before a 19-0.75 in the fifth round.
Then she popped her best of the day -- 19-10.25 -- on her sixth and final attempt to catapult her to the top of the standings.
Cole put down a 19-7.5 on her first attempt to put herself in the early lead. She stayed there until the sixth round, when Lewis pulled out her best of the day to jump into the lead.
Watch an interview with Lewis after her win below.