Born January 1984 in Sacramento, Calif. ... parents are Merle and Connie Lawrenson ... majoring in sociology ... served a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Edmonton, Canada ... married Misty in 2006.
Lettered three years in track and one year in football ... named track team captain (two-time MVP) ... set the Elk Grove High School discus record at 188-3.0 ... named meet MVP once and team MVP twice ... voted most improved twice ... won the Delta League Championship in the discus three times and shot put twice ... finished as a medalist twice at the California State Championship meets ... medalist at the Junior Olympics ... California San Joaquin Section Athlete of the Year ... received an Academic Letter.
Attended Fresno State University in 2003 ... named to the All-WAC Academic Team in 2003 ... featured on the Dean's List ... ranked seventh all-time in the discus throw at Fresno State University ... top discus thrower in his team as a freshman ... won the Outstanding Male Freshman Performer Award ... finished ninth at the WAC finals ... qualified for regionals and finished 15th at the West Regional meet in the discus ... finished seventh at the Junior Nationals meet ... named a Verizon 2003 All-American.
Personal Best: Discus -- 189.4; shot put -- 49-7.0
2007 | Sophomore Year
Didn't compete indoor ... won the meet in Monterrey, Mexico, with a meet record 169-9.00 ... placed third in the discus at the ASU/ Clif Bar Invitational ... took third in the discus at the Cougar Invitational ... won the discus (171 feet 2.25 feet) at the Wildcat Outdoor Open ... threw a season-best mark of 189 feet 4 inches in the discus at Antelope Valley College ... competed in the discus throw at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet ... placed third in the discus at the Robison Invitational ... took second in the discus at the Weber Twilight meet ... came in sixth in the discus at the MWC Championship meet ... competed in the discus at the West Regional meet.