Jarrion Lawson - ASICS Track Athlete
- 6-time NCAA Champion
- 2015 Two-time NCAA Runner-Up (indoor and outdoor long jump)
- 19-time All-American
- NCAA indoor all-time career points leader (long jump – 33)
- Two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Selection
- Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
- 2016 SEC Indoor Champion (long jump)
- 2016 SEC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
- 2016 SEC Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- Arkansas 100-meter record holder (10.04)
- Arkansas 4×100-meter record holder (38.47)
- 2012 USA Junior Champion (long jump)
Lawson, 22, made history earlier this month, joining Jesse Owens as the only athletes in American history to complete a rare hat trick at the NCAA track and field championships, winning the 100m (10.22), 200m (20.19), and long jump (26 feet, 9 inches) at the same event. His 31.5 total points at the meet are also the most by an athlete since Owens’ performance 80 years ago in 1935-36. The feat earned Lawson multiple accolades, including a place as one of three finalists for The Bowerman Award (given to the top male collegiate track & field athlete) and one of five nominees for the ESPY for Best Male Collegiate Athlete, marking the first time a collegiate track athlete has been nominated for an ESPY.
Lawson, a native of Texarkana, Texas, is now a six-time national champion following his recent trio of wins, adding to two championships in the indoor long jump (2014, 2016) and one as part of the outdoor 4x100m relay (2015).
In 2016, Lawson was recognized as the SEC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year and the SEC Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He earned a bronze medal at the 2012 Barcelona World Junior Championships in the long jump and currently stands as the NCAA indoor career point leader in long-jump (33).
At last month’s NCAA Division I West Prelims, Lawson set a personal best in the outdoor 200m (20.17). He had set another personal record during this year’s indoor season in the 60m (6.60). Other personal bests include a 10.04 outdoor 100m in 2015, and a 27 feet, 6.5 inches indoor long jump in 2014.
As a student at Arkansas, Lawson completed his undergraduate degree in kinesiology in only three years before turning his attention to getting a master’s in business administration in his fourth year of eligibility. Prior to his standout collegiate career, Lawson was a five-time Texas state champion on the track at Liberty-Eylau High School and also lettered and captained the school’s basketball and football teams.
Place of Birth: Texarkana, TX
College: University of Arkansas