Lawrence Earns NAIA & GPAC Honor
Note - to earn the NAIA honor, the student-athlete is named the conference recipient as well
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - B.J. Lawrence of Doane (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week and Myran Roundtree of Wayland Baptist (Texas) has been tabbed as the National Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Lawrence and Roundtree were selected based on their performances from Jan. 17-23.
Lawrence, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb., hit a pair of automatic qualifying marks at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite on Jan. 21. He took home top honors in both the 60-meters (6.76) and 200-meters (21.78) in his first collegiate meet as a Tiger. The 60-meter clip fell just .02 shy of a school record, set by his current coach. He was a NAIA All-American in both events last year for Dana (Neb.) and was the NAIA Outdoor National Champion in the 100-meters. Currently, he stands with the NAIA's fastest 200-meter time and is second best in the 60-meters.
Roundtree, a sophomore from Bonham, Texas, finished third with a leap of 24' 2 ¼" in the Long Jump at the Texas Tech Invitational on Jan. 22. He competed in the 43-person event and overwhelmed athletes from NCAA Division I schools such as Texas - San Antonio and Texas Southern. He improved on his previous NAIA-leading jump by seven inches.