Kendall Robinson

Norwood named state's top male track athlete

LSU senior Vernon Norwood was voted Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Track and Field College Team. The Morgan City alum also made the list in the 400-meter run with the top time, while he combined with teammates’ for the top times in the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information)

NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 400-meter champion Vernon Norwood of LSU led the special award winners on the Louisiana Sports Writers Track and Field College Team announced this past weekend by the organi

Norwood sets mark at invite

Morgan City High alum and LSU standout Vernon Norwood set both a meet and field house record in the 600-yard run Friday at the University of Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial Indoor Track and Field meet. Norwood’s time of 1:08.84 broke the previous mark of 1:11.69. He and teammates Darrell
Bush, Quincy Downing and Cyril Grayson also finished second in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:04.28, which broke the field house and meet marks too but were not enough to beat Florida. Above is Norwood during the 2014 indoor season. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of LSU Sports Information)

A Morgan City High alum and current LSU track and field standout set both a meet and field house record in the 600-yard run at the University of Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial Indoor Track & F

Robinson, Norwood place in top 3 at conference meets

Two Tri-City area athletes placed in the top three of their events at their collegiate indoor conference track and field championships recently. Central Catholic alum and Southeastern Louisiana University’s Kendall Robinson won the Southland Conference high jump, while Morgan City High School alum and LSU’s Vernon Norwood placed third in both the 400 meter run and was part of LSU’s third-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the SEC championships. From left, SLU’s Kadarius Williams and Robinson and Northwestern State’s Quinton Helaire. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Southland Conference)

Two former Tri-City area prep track standouts placed in the top three of their indoor track and field conference championships last month.

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