This is the continued series leading up to the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships in which the Razorbacks’ top qualifiers are featured. For the 12th time since first hosting in 2000, Fayetteville serves as the host site for the national meet. This year’s NCAA Indoor Championships will be contested March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
A two-day, all-session ticket for the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships is $30 for general admission. Tickets for the NCAA meet are available for purchase HERE, by contacting the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or visiting the Ticket Center located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Road.
Jarrion Lawson, long jump
When to Watch
Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. (CT)
How He Qualified
In winning the long jump at the Tyson Invitational, Lawson posted a season-best mark of 8.03m/26-4.25 and enters the NCAA meet with the No. 1 jump in the country. His mark at Tyson was the second best of his collegiate career. He is one of three jumpers in NCAA this season to eclipse the 26-foot mark. Lawson is also scheduled to compete with Arkansas’ 4×400-meter relay team that qualified for the NCAA Championships with a season-best time of 3:06.98, the No. 8 time in the field.
History at the NCAA Championships
Lawson is the defending national indoor champion in the long jump, having captured last year’s title with a personal-best mark of 8.39m/27-6.5, the No. 5 performance in NCAA history. This weekend will mark his third-career appearance at the NCAA indoor meet. In addition to his championship effort in last year in Albuquerque, Lawson finished fourth in the event as a freshman in 2013. Arkansas have won a total of eight NCAA long jump indoor titles. Lawson was the fifth in program history to win the event, joining the list of Mike Conley (1984-85), Erick Walder (1992-94), Robert Howard (1997) and Melvin Lister (2000).
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