Former LSU track and field standout Vernon Norwood, celebrates after leading the Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay to a national title in his final collegiate race during the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, earlier this month. Norwood is a semifinalist for the Bowerman Award, which has been dubbed track’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information)
After turning in one of the most dominant collegiate seasons by a 400-meter runner in recent memory, LSU senior Vernon Norwood was named Monday among the 10 track and field athletes nationwide as a
LSU track standout Vernon Norwood capped his collegiate career Friday with NCAA titles in both the 400-meter run and the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Norwood,
a 2011 Morgan City High School graduate, said this morning that he will turn professional and run in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, which will be held June 25-28 in Eugene, Oregon, as he attempts to qualify for the U.S. National team to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, which will be held Aug. 22-30. Above, Norwood runs away from the field en
route to the 400-meter title. He won the event in 45.10.
LSU track standout Vernon Norwood literally concluded his collegiate career in championship style.