Men's Track

    Getting to Know Jumper Kiwan Lawson

    Go Hoosiers! Kiwan Lawson competes in the jump events for the Indiana track and field team.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Kiwan Lawson competes in the jump events for the Indiana track and field team.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 6, 2005 will be checking in with several track and field athletes over the course of the season to get to know them behind the scenes. Junior long jumper Kiwan Lawson gives us an inside look to some interesting facts about himself.

    Favorite Food: Japanese Steak and Shrimp Dinner

    Favorite TV Show: Family Guy

    Favorite Movie: Harlem Nights

    Favorite Bloomington restaurant: Moe's

    Favorite Musical Group/Singer: Tu-Pac

    Favorite Sport Other then track and field: Basketball/Football

    Favorite IU Class: Social Work 230

    Favorite Vacation spot: Las Vegas

    Favorite Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington / Dave Chappell

    Favorite Place on Campus: Neal-Marshall Center

    Favorite kind of Candy: Twizzler's Pull and Peel Cherry

    Favorite Professional Athletes: Terrell Owens, Le'Bron James, Shaq

    If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? President Bush so I can end the war, lower gas prices, and set the economy back to the way President Clinton had it.

    Name three people, (dead or alive) that you would like to have dinner with: Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Anglou , Tu-Pac

    Are there any superstitions before competing? No Superstitions, just allow God to help me perform to the best of my abilities

    What is your major and why? Social Work, I want to give underprivileged children a chance to see what life is like outside of their broken down neighborhoods. I want to give them an opportunity to grow and enhance their strengths and work on their weakness that would give them a chance to get away from the dead-end lifestyle they have now. I came from the same area as them and I want them to know that they can become successful with a little guidance.

    Something the average person doesn't know about me: I am a computer geek! I know how to fix just about any computer problem anyone has.

    The best things about IU track and field is...the coaching staff, the personalities of other athletes, traveling, competing against top ranked opponents, and the goals that we can achieve together by doing our individual part.

    My goals for the 2006 season are...stay academically successful, stay healthy, and WIN everything that I compete in.



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