NEW ORLEANS – Arkansas senior Jarrion Lawson continues to garner the attention of the Bowerman Watch List committee as he has been a mainstay on the men’s watch list since the beginning of the indoor season. Lawson also has the privilege of being one of six male athletes from the University of Arkansas to be named for the prestigious award.
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 has made an easy transition from the indoor to outdoor season. The indoor long jump champion currently holds the third best long jump in the nation at 26-2 1/4 and a top 10 time of 10.19 in the 100-meter dash. Lawson has also played a key part of the 4-x-100 relay team as they posted a national qualifying time of 39.38 seconds at the LSU Invitational.
The Texarkana, Texas, native still has big performances in store as the Razorbacks gear up for championship season. Last year in the outdoor season, the 15-time All-American set a program record of 10.04 seconds in the 100 and posted the sixth-best long jump in school history at 27-4 1/2.
The Bowerman Men’s Watch List
Devon Allen, Oregon
Ronnie Baker, TCU
Edward Cheserek, Oregon
Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas
Sam Mattis, Penn
Brandon McBride, Mississippi State
Nick Miller, Oklahoma State
Clayton Murphy, Akron
Izaic Yorks, Washington
Zach Ziemek, Wisconsin
Also Receiving Votes: Christian Coleman, Tennessee; Ryan Crouser, Texas; Mason Ferlic, Michigan; Fred Kerley, Texas A&M; Ioannis Kyriazis, Texas A&M; Karl Saluri, Georgia.
Next Men’s Watch List: Thursday, May 19
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