Lawson and Burkholder Pick Up First Team All-Big Ten Honors
May 17, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's track and field team boasted a pair of individual league championships on the First Team All-Big Ten team.
Lawson's leap of 7.79 meters came on his last attempt as he battled Derek Gearman from Minnesota. Lawson took the lead on his fourth jump with a mark of 7.76 meters, only to see Gearman top him with a leap of 7.77 meters. Lawson reached 7.69 meters on his fifth attempt, while Gearman fouled. It was Lawson's final attempt that mattered as he reached a new personal best with his mark of 7.79 meters.
Lawson's outdoor championship was his second of the year in the long jump, as he claimed the Big Ten indoor title in the same event on Feb. 24.
Burkholder battled Purdue's John Porter in the finals of the pole vault. Each vaulter recorded a no height on three attempts at 5.25 meters, sending the competition into a jump-off. Burkholder cleared a personal-best 5.15 meters in his fourth attempt, while Porter missed on his final attempt to lock up the win for Burkholder.
Junior Doug Dayhoff was also among those honored for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
Dayhoff is now a candidate for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.
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