Accomplishments

Lex’s athletic career includes the following achievements and awards:

Side View of Lex at 2016 Rio Paralympics

Lex competing at 2016 Rio Paralympics

2017:
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, Para-Athletics World Championships, London, England
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, U.S. Paralympic Track and Field National Championships, Los Angeles, California
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona
Silver Medalist, 100m, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona

2016:
Silver Medalist, Long Jump, Rio Paralympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, Paralympic Track and Field Trials, Charlotte, North Carolina
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe Arizona
Silver Medalist, 100m, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona

2015:
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, IPC Athletics World Championships, Doha, Qatar
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, Parapan American Games, Toronto, Canada
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, St. Paul, Minnesota
Silver Medalist, 100m, U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, St. Paul, Minnesota
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, Desert Challenge Games, Tempe, Arizona

2014:
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, IPC Athletics Grand Prix Finals, Birmingham, England
Gold medalist, long jump, U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, San Mateo, California
Gold medalist, long jump, Meeting d'Athlétisme Paralympique de Paris, Paris, France
Gold medalist, long jump, Italian Open Championships Grand Prix, Grosseto, Italy
Silver medalist, 100m, 2014 Italian Open Championships Grand Prix, Grosseto, Italy
Gold medalist, long jump, IX Internacional Meeting Kern Pharma, Gran Prix Sauleda, Barcelona, Spain
Gold medalist, long jump (tied the world record mark), Desert Challenge Games, Mesa, Arizona

2013:
Gold Medalist, Long Jump, 6.32m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
Silver Medalist, Triple Jump and Set New American Record 12.66m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
Silver Medalist, 4x100m Relay and Set New American Record 43.62 - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France

2012:
Silver Medalist, Long Jump, 6.34m - Paralympic Games, London, England

2011:
Gold Medalist, Long Jump and Set New World Record 6.73m - Desert Challenge Games, Mesa, Arizona
Bronze Medalist, 200m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
Bronze Medalist, Triple Jump and Set New American Record 12.55m - IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand

2010:
4-Time Gold Medalist (Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100m and 200m) - U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Miramar, Florida
Set Indoor American Record in the 60m, 7.70 - New Mexico Invitational
Set Indoor American Record in Long Jump, 5.21m – New Mexico Invitational
Bronze Medalist, 100m - Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, England
Gold Medalist, Long Jump - Disability Challenge, Liverpool, England

2008:
Silver Medalist & New American Record, Long Jump (6.46m) – 2008 Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
Fifth Place, Triple Jump and Set New American Record (12.19m) – 2008 Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
Gold Medalist, Long Jump & Triple Jump – 2008 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, Tempe, Arizona

2007:
Bronze Medalist, Long Jump – Parapan American Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Gold Medalist, Long Jump – 2007 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, Marietta, Georgia

2006:
Silver Medalist, Long Jump – 2006 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships, Assen, the Netherlands
Gold Medalist, Long Jump – 2006 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Atlanta, Georgia
Silver Medalist, Long Jump – 2006 Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, England

2004:
Silver Medalist, Long Jump and Set New American Record (6.24m) - 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece

2003:
5th Place, Long Jump and Set New American Record (5.99m) - IBSA World Championships, Quebec, Canada

2002:
Gold Medalist, Long Jump and Set New American Record (5.66m) - 2002 USABA National Championships

Honorable Mentions and Other Achievements:

October 2014
Athlete’s with Disabilities Network ADN Roger McCarville Male Athlete of the Year, Detroit, Michigan

March 2009
The Greater Raleigh Sports Council's Courage and Character Award Recipient, Raleigh, North Carolina

May 2009
The African-American Association of Georgia (AAAG) Life Encouragement Award Recipient, Atlanta, Georgia

October 2008
Kay Yow Courage Award Recipient, Cary, North Carolina

November 2008
East Carolina University's Stars, Stripes, Reaching New Heights Award Recipient, Greenville, North Carolina

November 2008
Ebenezer's Missionary Baptist Church Award Recipient for Excellence in Athletics, La Grange, North Carolina

March 2006
The Mixer Magazine Front Cover Feature, Greenville, North Carolina

April 2005
Levi Strauss & Co. Model for 509 Loose Fit Jeans, New York, New York

November 2005
The Mixer Magazine Featured Story, Greenville, North Carolina

May 2003
Raleigh News and Observer's Male Athlete of the Year, Raleigh, North Carolina

November 2002
United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Male Athlete of the Year, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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