Torrin Lawrence
blank Torrin Lawrence
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Andrew Jackson

Height:
6-1

Event:
Sprints

2012: Outdoor - Earned a Second Team All-America certificate in the 400-meter dash after taking 14th (45.98) at the NCAA Championships...Thanks to the fastest anchor split of his career and at the meet (44.04), he earned Second Team All-American honors in the 4x400-meter relay after the Bulldog quartet clocked a 3:06.52 at the NCAA Championships...Punched his ticket to the national finals in the 400 after taking fifth with a 45.74 at the NCAA East Prelims...Joined with his Bulldog teammates to register the fifth-best time in school history (3:04.91) to take seventh in the 4x400 relay at the Prelims and advance to the national finals...Earned a runner-up finish in the 400 finals with a career-best time of 45.55 at the SEC Championships while also running the anchor leg on the third-place 4x400 relay team with a 3:06.80...Ran a leg on the first-place sprint medley relay team with a nationally-leading time of 3:16.46 and on the winning 4x100 relay with a season-best time of 39.71 and was also a part of the third-place 4x200 relay team (1:22.55) at the Drake Relays...Opened his 400 campaign by winning the event with the second-fastest outdoor time of his career (45.65) at the Spec Towns Invite...Shot to No. 5 on the school's all-time list in the 200 after finishing fifth in the 200 with a 20.51 at the Florida Relays...Also was part of second-place 4x400 team at the Florida meet after clocking a 3:06.08.

2012: Indoor - Was named the SEC Runner of the Week after clocking a 6.76 to win the 60-meter dash, finishing first in the 200 with a 21.18 and anchoring the winning 4x400 relay team (3:12.22) at the Kentucky Invitational...Made his season debut in the 400 and took second with a 47.53 while also combining with his teammates for a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:11.99)...Clocked a season-best 46.89 to win the 400 at the Mark Colligan Memorial and joined three teammates to win the 4x400 relay (3:11.72)...Ran a season-best 21.12 to win the 200 at the VT Elite meet and ran a leg on the Bulldog 4x400 team as they won with a season-best time of 3:09.88...Clocked a season-best 46.53 to take sixth in the 400 at the Tyson Invitational, breaking his streak of three consecutive victories in that event at the meet...Also ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay at the Tyson meet after finishing with a season-best time of 3:09.62...After clocking the nation's fastest time in the prelims (46.01), won the second 400 title of his career at the SEC Championships with a time of 46.15...Part of 4x400 relay team that set a school record of 3:06.97 to finish second at the SEC Championships...Honored as a First Team All-American after taking eighth in the 400 finals with a time of 47.42 at the NCAA Championships...Also teamed with Phillip Adams, Chris Foster and Waymon Storey to clock a 3:11.44 for 10th place in the 4x400 relay for Second Team All-America honors at the NCAA meet.

2011: Outdoor - Had to pull out of the NCAA Championships after injuring his ankle in Des Moines before competition...Qualified for nationals in the 400 after taking fifth with a 46.08 in the semifinal round at the NCAA East Prelims...Also was a leg on the 4x100 and 4x400 (season-best time of 3:07.16) relay teams that advanced to the NCAA meet...Finished fifth in the 400 (46.63) and sixth in the 200 (20.96) at the SEC Championships while also leading off the Bulldog 4x100 relay team as they finished fifth...Joined three of his teammates to clock a season-best 4x400 relay time of 3:08.21 to finish second in the prelims at the Drake Relays...Also had a season-best 4x100 time (39.91) for fifth-place honors at Drake...Finished two seconds ahead of the nearest competitor to win the 400 at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet...Clocked a personal-best 20.55 to cruise to a victory in the 200 at the War Eagle Invite with the sixth-best time in school history...Sped to a career-best finish of 45.61 to win the 400 at the Spec Towns Invite and take over the No. 3 spot in the school record books...Part of Bulldog foursome that won the 4x100 relay (40.31) at the Spec Towns meet and also joined three teammates to clock a season-best 3:08.27 to take second in the 4x400 relay...Was fifth in the 400 (46.54) at the Florida Relays...Finished fourth in the 200 (20.88) at the SEC vs. Big Ten Challenge.

2011: Indoor - Was the runner-up in the 400-meter dash (45.96) at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn his second All-America certificate in the event...Part of Bulldog 4x400 relay team who won its heat and took fifth overall with a season-best time of 3:07.96 at the Iowa State Final Qualifier...Finished third in the 400 finals after matching his season-best time (45.82) at the SEC Indoor Championships...Combined with three teammates to win the opening heat and finish fourth overall in the 4x400 relay with a season-best time of 3:08.90 at the SEC meet...Captured his third straight 400 title at the Tyson Invitational thanks to a season-best time of 45.82, which gave him the fastest time in the world in 2011 on a 200m banked track...Part of winning 4x400 relay at Virginia Tech as well after clocking a 3:13.92...Won the season-opening Clemson Challenge with a 400 mark of 48.08 (a converted 47.48).

2010: Outdoor - Joined Michael Proctor, Baron Brown and Phillip Adams to register a season-best time of 3:08.26 to finish 13th in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA East Prelims...combined with three teammates to record season-best times in the 4x100 relay (39.68) to take seventh and in the 4x400 relay (3:08.88) to take fifth at the SEC Championships...took 16th in the 400 prelims at the SEC meet...won the 400 (47.47) at the Georgia Invitational...returned from a hip flexor injury to win his heat and take fourth overall in the 400 at the Bulldog Limited...won the 100 (10.49) at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet.

2010: Indoor - Won Georgia's first NCAA indoor championship on the track after finishing first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 45.23, which is the second-fastest finish in NCAA finals history and the third-fastest time of his career...earned the second All-America certificate of his career after tallying his first national crown...named the USTFCCCA South Region Men's Track Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year...won his first 400 conference title after setting an SEC Championships meet record with a time of 45.10, which is the fourth-fastest collegiate time in history...clocked the third-fastest collegiate time in history (seventh-best indoor time ever) in the 400 (45.03) to shatter the school record with a win at the Tyson Invitational...blazed to a win in the 200 with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 20.80, clocked a provisional qualifying 46.66 in the 400 to win and ran a leg on Georgia's second-place 4x400 relay team (3:09.96) at the Virginia Tech Elite...broke a 22-year-old collegiate record in the 300 with the world's fifth-fastest time ever (32.32) to win at the Hokie Invitational and was named the SEC Male Runner of the Week...also helped lead the Bulldogs to a win in the 4x400 relay at the Hokie meet...won the 200 with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 21.19 at the season-opening Kentucky Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Was part of the Georgia foursome who finished fifth in the 4x400-meter relay (3:06.94) and was one of four Bulldogs who combined to finish sixth in the 4x100 relay (40.12) at the NCAA East Regional...joined three teammates to clock a season-best 39.75 to finish eighth in the 4x100 relay at the SEC Championships...sped to a finish of 46.73 in the 400 prelims (fifth overall) before suffering an injury in the event's finals at SECs...also had a season-best time of 21.05 to finish 11th in the 200 prelims at the SEC meet...clocked an NCAA regional qualifying time of 21.16 for fourth place in the 200 at the Georgia Invitational...also joined his teammates to clock a season-best time of 40.35 for second place in the 4x100-meter relay...part of 4x100 relay team which finished second at the Drake Relays...was a leg of the winning 4x100 relay team with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 40.53 at the Bulldog Limited.

2009: Indoor - Crossed the finish line seventh in the 200-meter dash (20.90) to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Championships and also joined with his teammates to take 10th in the 4x400 relay (3:09.11)...awarded the USTFCCCA Men's South Region Track Athlete of the Year...was named the SEC Male Freshman Runner of the Year...won the school's first SEC indoor 200 title after clocking a time of 20.81...anchor leg of the record-breaking 4x400 relay team that clocked a 3:07.45 to finish fourth at the SEC Championships...was named SEC Male Runner of the Week after clocking what was the world's top 400 time (an NCAA provisional qualifying 46.18) of 2009 to win at the Tyson Invitational...was also the anchor leg on the Bulldog 4x400 relay at Tyson which came from behind to win with a provisional qualifying time of 3:07.96...sped to a win in the 200 with a time of 20.95 at the Virginia Tech Elite...took first in the 60 (6.76) at the Niswonger Invitational and was also on the winning 4x400 relay team (4:09.03)...won the 400 with a time of 46.84 and was a part of the winning 4x400 relay team at the Carle/Health Classic before being named SEC Male Freshman of the Week...named SEC Male Runner of the Week after shattering the school record to win the 200 with an automatic qualifying time of 20.77, joining three teammates to grab a time of 3:09.65 for fourth place in the 4x400 relay and shooting up to No. 3 in the all-time top 10 list in the 60 (6.75) after taking fourth place at the Kentucky Invitational.

High School:

Won a FHSAA state title in the 400-meter dash (47.8) as a junior...Also finished first in the 400 at the 2007 AAU club national championships...Won a bronze medal at the 2007 AAU Junior Olympic Games in the 400 (47.9)...Captured district and regional titles in the 100 (personal-best mark of 10.39), 200 (20.89) and 400 (PR of 46.69)...Also won conference championships in the 100 and 200 as a senior...Won the 2008 Golden South Classic in the 200 with a personal-best time of 20.77...Took second in the 400 (47.12) at the 2008 Bob Hayes Invitational...Voted Times-Union's Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Was the Squadron Commander of the Air Force JROTC.


Personal: Born April 11, 1989...Son of Elaine Davis...Sister, Latasha, plays basketball at St. Leo University (Tampa, Fla.)...Majoring in Sociology.

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