Lawson Places Third in the Shot Put at NCAA Indoor Championship

March 9, 2001

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - California's Dana Lawson finished third in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship Friday with a career-best throw of 53-7.5. The senior earned six points towards the team competition and All-America honors as the Bears only representative at the NCAA indoor meet.

UCLA's Christina Tolson won the shot put with a throw of 55-9.75, and Clemson's Jamine Moton took second with a heave of 53-8.5. Rounding out the top five were Colorado State's Liz Toman (53-6.25) and UCLA's Jessica Cosby (53-5).

Lawson, who hails from Clayton, Calif., qualified for NCAAs with the sixth-best qualifying mark - a then-career best of 53-3.5 - at the McDonald's Last Chance meet March 3, in Moscow, Idaho.

Cal opens the 2001 outdoor track and field season Saturday March 17 at home at Edwards Stadium against UCLA, Washington and Washington State. The event kicks off with the men's hammer at 9:30 a.m. The first running event is the women's 5000 meters at 12:30 p.m.

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