Two former UNLV track & field alumnae competed at the USA Outdoor Championships Friday.
UNLV track & field alumnae raced in the first round of the 100m Thursday in Iowa.
UNLV track & field will have four former student-athletes at the national meet in Des Moines, Iowa this week.
- 2008 NCAA All-West Region Selection - 4x100 Meter Relay
2008: Ran in four indoor meets ... Turned in a career-best time 24.91 to win the 200 meters at the NAU Invitational and finished third in the 60 meters with a career-best time of 7.53 to open the indoor season ... Finished fifth in the 60 meters at the Husky Invitational with a time of 7.65 ... Placed second in the 60 meters (7.59) and 200 meters (25.06) at the Lumberjack Invitational ... Nearly matched her career-best with a 7.54 in the 60 at the MWC Indoor Championships, which earned her fourth place ... Named the MWC Indoor Athlete of the Week on Jan. 22 ... Had a strong outdoor season, running a leg on the 4x100 meter relay team that advanced to the NCAA Championships ... Opened up the outdoor season by finishing second in the 200 meters with a time of 12.03 at the UNLV Classic ... Came in fifth in the same event two weeks later at the USC Invitational, crossing the finishing line in a time of 12.25 ... Ran a regional-qualifying time of 11.71 in the 100 during the prelims of the MWC Outdoor Championships and topped that the next day, with a personal-best time of 11.65 in the finals, where she finished fourth ... She added a seventh-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 24.31 ... Advanced to the league finals in the event by posting a career-best time of 24.11 in the prelims ... Ran a leg on the 4x100 relay team that finished third with a time of 44.91 at the NCAA West Regional meet, advancing to the NCAA Championships.
2007: Competed in just two indoor events, the Albuquerque Invitational and the MWC Indoor Championships ... It was the first time in her career that she competed in indoor track ... Was limited to just four outdoor meets ... Did not compete in a meet after the Long Beach Invitational.
2006: Did not participate in the indoor season ... Started the outdoor season strong, placing first in the 100 meters with a time of 12.13 at the Aztec Invitational ... Placed in the top five in the 100 at three other meets during the season ... Finished second in the 100 (11.97) and eighth in the 200 (25.17) at the ASU Invitational ... Repeated that feat at the UNLV Invitational, running an 11.79 in the 100 and a 24.64 in the 200 ... Had a strong showing at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... Placed third at the league meet in the 100 with a career-best time of 11.69 ... Added a seventh place in the 200 with a time of 24.47 ... Capped her first season by placing 11th in the 100 meters with a time of 11.74 at the NCAA West Regional.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Victor Valley HS ... The Rabbits' record holder in the 100 meters with a time of 11.90 as well as a member of the record-breaking 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams ... Earned the 2001 and 2002 MVP awards for her team and in 2004 was given the outstanding performance award ... Was the Desert Sky League champion in the 100 meters three times ... Also played basketball in high school.
Personal: Lekeisha L. Lawson ... Born on June 3, 1987, in San Pedro, Calif. ... The daughter of Truman Lawson and Sherrie Jones ... Has three siblings, Latravion, Latashia and Reggie ... Majoring in communications.
LAWSON'S UNLV CAREER BESTS Indoor 60 M 7.53 at NAU Invitational (1/19/08) 200 M 24.91 at NAU Invitational (1/19/08) Outdoor 100 M 11.65 at MWC Championships (5/16/08) 200 M 24.11 at MWC Championships (5/16/08)