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Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson Wins 3 National Track Titles; Matches Jesse Owens’ Record

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Track and Field: NCAA Championships Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Track championships are synonymous with Razorback athletics, but we mostly only hear about the teams’ success stories what with the 41 men’s team national titles. Individual performances can get lost amidst all the trophies.

But something pretty amazing happened at the men's outdoor championships in Eugene, Oregon Friday night. Razorback senior Jarrion Lawson won national titles in three events: the 100m, 200m, and long jump.

How special an achievement is that? It hasn’t happened since 1936 and it was accomplished by none other than track icon Jesse Owens.

Lawson won the 100m in 10.22 seconds, the 200m in 20.19 seconds, and the long jump with a 26-foot 9-inch leap. These results accounted for 31.5 points - more than any other individual athlete produced at the meet - and nearly helped Arkansas win the team national title, but the Hogs’ 56 total points landed Arkansas in 2nd place, just like they were in the indoor championships.