Runner breaks school record

Junior Tyler Lawson races to the finish line at the Sectional meet at Blackburn Park on Nov. 2. Lawson finished in first place. (Photo by Willie Zempel)

Junior Tyler Lawson races to the finish line at the Sectional meet at Blackburn Park on Nov. 2. Lawson finished in first place. (Photo by Willie Zempel)

Willie Zempel
Feature/Entertainment Editor

Junior Tyler Lawson is a first-year cross country runner, and he’s the fastest runner at the school.

“I just did cross country this year because I wasn’t going to be a starter in football. I’m really glad I did, because it’s been a good run,” Lawson said.

Lawson was the first Webster runner ever to break 16 minutes, with his final time being 15:59 at the Class Four, District Three meet on Oct. 26. The top time last year was then-senior Dillon Williams with a time of 16:15. Lawson placed second in that race, one second behind the leader.

Lawson said, “I go hard at practice every day. I just put it all in and see what happens. At the end of the meets, I feel tired, dead, and everything hurts.”

At the sectional meet, Lawson got a time of 16:24 on the hilly Blackburn Park course. He placed first in the Sectional to help his team make the State meet.

“What I really like about cross country is just the different types of people. The people here are sort of weird but really funny and fun to be around,” Lawson said.



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