Shadae Lawrence dominates in CSU debut, earns Mountain West weekly accolade

Tyler Meguire

Colorado State University’s Shadae Lawrence has been named Mountain West Women’s Field Athlete of the Week after her performance at the Fum McGraw Open over the weekend.

Lawrence debuted for Colorado State on Saturday and did so in an impressive manner. She won the discus event with a mark of 186-3 (56.78m). She is now ranked fourth in the NCAA for discus, and her mark towers the rest of the Mountain West participants by 16 feet.

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Lawrence now ranks fifth on both the Mountain West’s and Colorado State’s all-time outdoor lists.

The heavily decorated senior has been dominating before coming to CSU. She holds the all-time discus record in Kansas State’s history. Lawrence is a three-time First-Team All-American performer in the discus (2016, 2017, 2018). Lawrence won the 2018 NCAA title for discus and was the runner up at the 2017 NCAA championship. She has won the Jamaican National Championship in the discus, and currently holds the Big 12 Championship’s all-time record in the discus.

Lawrence’s personal record of 205-4.25 (62.59m) is better than any current NCAA athlete by more than four feet.

Colorado State’s next meets will be at the Stanford Invitational and the Tom Benich Invitational March 29 and 30. The former will be in Stanford, Calif March 29 and the latter in Greeley March 30.

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