Lawson’s Success Recognized By Bowerman
NEW ORLEANS – Fresh off his second Southeastern Conference crown in the long jump, Razorback senior Jarrion Lawson made his 10th career appearance on the Bowerman Watch List. The list’s Pre-NCAA Prelims Edition features a heavy SEC influence with five of the 10 athletes hailing from the conference. Lawson is the only SEC representative to have remained on the list since its inception in January.
The Bowerman emerged in 2009 as the top award in collegiate track and field presented annually to the most outstanding male and female athletes in the country. Past recipients of the trophy include Olympians and World championship medalists.
Lawson played a key part as Arkansas captured the SEC Triple Crown for the 15th time in school history. Taking part in not only his featured event, the long jump, Lawson added the 100 and 200-meter dash, along with the 4-x-100-meter relay. The Texarkana, Texas, native brought in 20 points for the Razorbacks in those events with a title showing in the long jump, a runner-up finish in the 4-x-100, a fourth place finish in the 100, and a sixth place showing in the 200.
The senior captain looks to repeat his success from the indoor season in which he captured the SEC title in the long jump and followed it up with an NCAA crown in the event.
The Bowerman Men’s Watch List
Devon Allen, Oregon
Ronnie Baker, TCU
Jake Blankenship, Tennessee
Edward Cheserek, Oregon
Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas
Sam Mattis, Penn
Brandon McBride, Mississippi State
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LSU
Lindon Victor, Texas A&M
Izaic Yorks, Washington
Also Receiving Votes: Ryan Crouser, Texas; Nick Miller, Oklahoma State; Clayton Murphy, Akron; Zach Ziemek, Wisconsin.
Next Men’s Watch List: Tuesday, June 7
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