Sunday, March 7, 2010

Torrin Lawrence: One Fast Dawg

Georgia sophomore Torrin Lawrence has run the fastest indoor 400 meter time in the world this year. His 45.03 second sprint is also the third fastest in collegiate history. The world record is 44.57 seconds and was set back in 2005. Lawrence runs the difficult double of the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes, not to mention anchoring the Dawgs 1600 meter relay. To take this a step further, at most collegiate track meets, these three events all take place in the span of about one hour. Now that is pushing your body through some tough tests of execution and recovery. Lawrence also has recently been named to the watch list of the prestigious Bowerman Award. The watch list consists of ten student athletes who have two collegiate records and seven collegiate leading performances during the indoor track season. Don't overlook the point that this Jacksonville, Florida native is just a sophomore, and he's already becoming a household name in the 400 meter dash. A lot of good things are in store for this talented Bulldog.

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