Cross Country

Blake Lawson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
New Carlisle, Ind.

High School:
New Prairie

Blake Lawson

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013)

Indoor-
3,000: 9:02.27
5,000: 15:30.24


2013-14:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.)
:Placed third in the 3,000-meter run and recorded a personal best at the UWM Triangular (Jan. 17) with a time of 8:48.36...Ran the 5k in 15:21.28 at the Great Valley Big Meet (Feb. 14).
Outdoor (So.)
:Competed in two long distance events, the 3,000 and 10,000 meters during the 2014 outdoor season ... Placed sixth running the 3,000 meters in 9:14.39 at Marquette Duals (April 4) ... Recorded a personal-best time of 31:50.43 in the 10,000 at Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 29).
Cross Country (So.):Lawson burst onto the scene as a constant contributor to the Golden Eagles as a redshirt sophomore in 2013 ... Placed in MU's top four in the final five meets of the year ... Recorded a personal-best 8k time of 25:24 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 18) to place third on MU and 44th overall ... Ran in his first BIG EAST Cross Country Championships (Nov. 2) and was Marquette's No. 3 runner (32nd overall) in a time of 26:14 ... Also MU's No. 3 (106th overall) at his first NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (Nov. 15) in a personal-best 10k time of 33:07.

2012-13:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in two events during the 2012-2013 indoor campaign, including the 3,000 meter-run and the 5,000 meters... Recorded a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 9:17.33... Posted a new personal-best in the 3,000 meter-run with a time of 9:02.27 ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Did not compete
Cross Country (Fr.): Competed in two races during the 2012 campaign ... Finished with a time of 27:10.9 in the 8k run at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29), competing in the blue division ... Finished 22nd in the college division in the 8k run at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) ...2012 XC Performance List.

2011-12:
Indoor: Did not compete.
Outdoor: Did not compete.
Cross Country: Lawson did not compete in cross country.

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.


Championships History:

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championship (8k) Appearances
2013 - 32nd (26:14; third on MU)
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A

NCAA Regional (10k) Appearances
2013 - 106th (33:07; third on MU)
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A

2013 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/6 - Badger Classic (6k)
20:06
35 / 11
4 of 7
9/20 - National Catholic Invitational (5k)
26:54
5 /JV
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10/5- Greater Louisville Classic (8k)
26:39.38
94 / 4
9 of 20
10/12 - Lucian Rosa Invitational (8k) 26:28.6 51 / 4 2 of 25
10/18 - Bradley Classic (8k)
25:24*
44 / 3
3 of 24
11/2- BIG EAST (8k)
26:14
32 / 3
6 of 10
11/15 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k) 33:07* 106 / 3 14 of 33
2012 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (6k)
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9/14 - National Catholic Invitational (5 mi.)
-
-
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9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (8k)
27:10.98*
218 / - (Blue Race)
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10/12 - Bradley Classic (8k)
27:29
22 / - (College Race)
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10/26 - BIG EAST (8k)
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11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k) - - -
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