10:30 pm March 13, 2010, by Tim Tucker
Thought you might like to know . . .
Georgia claimed its first-ever NCAA indoor title on the track Saturday night when star sophomore sprinter Torrin Lawrence won the 400-meter dash in the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
Lawrence ran the race in 45.23 seconds, the third-fastest time of his career and the second-best time ever in the NCAA final. He beat Alabama freshman Kirani James by four-tenths of a second for the NCAA title.
Lawrence holds the world’s fastest time this year in the event, 45.03.
The Georgia men’s track and field team had won only two previous NCAA indoor titles, both in field events: Hrvoje Verzi in the triple jump in 1995 and Andras Haklits in the weight throw in 2001.
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