St. Anthony grad still going the distance in Duluth

Former St. Anthony Village High School distance runner Chris Lawson is a sophomore at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Although he is in only his second season competing for the Saints, he has amassed quite an impressive list of accolades.

Lawson added to that list at the recent Upper Midwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships. Lawson won the 5,000 meters at the conference meet and earned all-UMAC honors in the process.

Lawson’s victory helped St. Scholastica win its fifth consecutive UMAC indoor team championship. Lawson’s time of 15:50.0 was 41 seconds faster than the runner-up.

Earlier in the season, Lawson broke the school record in the 5,000 meters. He posted a time of 15:30.56 at a meet on Feb. 2 to establish the new mark.

Lawson in a now a two-time all-UMAC indoor honoree to go along with all-UMAC honors he has received in cross country.

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