Vernon Norwood

Norwood to compete at NCAA indoor nationals

Morgan City High alum Vernon Norwood will compete this weekend in the 400-
meter run and as part of LSU’s 4x400-meter run at the NCAA Division I Indoor
Track and Field Championships that begin today. Above is Norwood in the starting blocks at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships this year. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of LSU Sports Information)

The LSU Track & Field teams are ready for their 2015 indoor season finale this weekend with 15 Tigers and Lady Tigers making the trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to compete at the NCAA Division

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

Norwood earns LSU track honors

LSU’s Track and Field program held its fifth annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Oct. 24. Vernon Norwood, a Morgan City High School alum and LSU standout, received several awards, including the Glenn “Slats” Hardin Award. The award is given to the Most Outstanding Male Performer of the Year. Norwood also won the Most Outstanding Track Athlete Award as well as the Newcomer of the Year Award. Above, from left, are former LSU track and
field member Opal Taylor, Jasmin Stowers, winner of the Most Outstanding Female Performer; former LSU track and field member Kimberlyn Duncan, Ashlee Dugas, Hardin's granddaughter; Norwood and Billy Hardin, former LSU track and field athlete and Hardin’s son. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne)

A Morgan City High School alum and current LSU standout track team member was recognized during the LSU Track & Field program’s fifth annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Oct.

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