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Lawson 7th at Nationals

March 12, 2011

Lawson (2nd from left) finishes 7th in the 60 meter dash

Since gaining its independence in 1962, the island nation of Jamaica has produced some of the finest track and field athletes in the world.  Yesterday, at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City, Khoren Lawson continued the fine tradition of his beloved country in an impressive close to his winter track season.  First up for Lawson were the Emerging Elite 60 meter dash prelims where he ran the 6th best time among the 28 competitors, racing to a mark of 7.11 seconds.  In the finals he bested runners from 11 other states with a time of 7.16 to finish in 7th place.

  1. John Patron | Gray, TN | 6.93
  2. Derron Lumpkin | Pontiac, MI | 7.01
  3. Tyler Obryant | Ellenville, NY | 7.04
  4. Darien Johnson | Rochester, NY | 7.06
  5. Raeje Dunbar | Arlington, VA | 7.07
  6. Andrew Buanno | Enfield, CT | 7.14
  7. Khoren Lawson | Stony Brook, NY | 7.16
  8. Jarried Redwood | Dix Hills, NY | 7.18

Prelims

Final

After this fantastic finish Lawson’s day was not done as he competed in the Emerging Elite triple jump.  In his best showing of the season he bested his #1 New York State Class C jump of 43′ 11.75″ with a leap of 44′ 3.25″ to finish an incredible 4th out of 17 competitors from 7 states.  The jump was also a new school record for both indoor and outdoor track and field in the event.

  1. Jahari Ross | Rochester, NY | 46-00.00
  2. Corrinn Harris | Montpelier, VA | 45-07.75
  3. Cory Cox | Rochester, NY | 44-09.75
  4. Khoren Lawson | Stony Brook, NY | 44-03.25
  5. John-Richard Bryant | Forestville, MD | 44-01.50

Khoren Lawson, put up an impressive showing at the national championships held in New York City recently.

Lawson set a school record, according to the Stony Brook Bears athletics blog, with a jump of 44’3.25” in the triple jump, which was enough to place him fourth overall.

Lawson also qualified for the 60-meters final by running a 7.11 in the preliminaries, finishing sixth out of 28 competitors. He ran a 7.16 in the final to place seventh.

~ The Three Village Patch

 

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