GVSU Big Meet to feature 2,465 meet entries
Track and field will compete Saturday in Ames
MU kicks off 2012-13 season Friday at ND
Second of three track & field previews
High School:Lawson earned eight letters at New Prairie High School in cross country, track and swimming...Co-captained the cross country squad as a junior and senior...Collected numerous team accolades, including most valuable runner and mental attitude award...Earned all-conference, all-section and all-region honors, as well as first and second team all-state selections...In track, earned conference championships in the 4x800 relay and the 3,200-meter run...Recorded personal bests in the 1,600-meter run (4:40), 3,200-meter run (9:41) and 5k (15:52)...Was a competitive swimmer as a high school sophomore, earning a letter.
Personal:Lawson is the son of Paul and Jackie Lawson ... Plans to major in civil engineering...Finished second in his class at New Prairie.