Dawson LaRance
Dawson  LaRance

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Billings, Mont.

High School:
Billings Senior HS

Event:
Mid-Distance


05/24/2018

McKeag Advances to NCAA Championships

McKeag’s first throw of the day proved to be his best with a personal record of 63.97 meters (209-10 ft.).

05/17/2018

‘U’ to Compete in 10 Events at NCAA Prelims

Outdoor All-Americans Obsa Ali and Jackson Wellenstein lead the Maroon & Gold into competition with the action slated to run May 24-26 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.

05/12/2018

Ali Claims B1G Steeplechase Crown

Behind Ali's 10 points as 3,000 meter steeplechase champion, the Gophers recorded 25 points on Saturday to jump up to sixth in the team standings ahead of Sunday's final day of competition.

04/28/2018

Ali Adds 3KS Title at National Relays

Ali finished with a time of 8:51.25 in his first 3,000 meter steeplechase competition of the year, leading the National Relays field with a performance that ranks second in the Big Ten and 20th in the nation this year.

04/28/2018

Houston Earns Triple Jump Title in Arkansas

The Gophers finished sixth out of 16 teams in the relay competitions as Minnesota competed in four of the seven relays, totaling 13 points.

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HIGH SCHOOL
A 2017 graduate of Billings Senior High School • the 2017 Montana Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year • a four-time individual Montana Class AA state champion • won three state titles as a senior with titles in the 4x400, the 1,600 meters and repeating in the 800 meters • his state championship in the 800 meters as a senior (1:50.22) broke a 31-year old Montana state record • Billings Senior also set a Montana Class AA record in the 4x400 (3:18.01) • a 2017 Second Team All-American (Milesplit), a four-year all-state and all-conference honoree • holds school records in the 800 meters (1:50.22), the 1,600 meters (4:15.31) and the 4x400 (3:18.01) • earned Academic All-State honors for track and cross country • a 12-time letter winner (four in track, four in cross country, four in choir) • competed as a prep for Sarah Lord and T.J. Umemoto • also claimed 800 meter titles on the national circuirt in 2017 at the Simplot Games and the Brooks PR Invitational. 

PERSONAL
Born May 5, 1998 • son of Randy and Jill LaRance • has one sister, Elizabeth • plans to major in psychology • lists breaking the 31-year old Montana 800 meters record and winning the Brooks PR 800 meters as his most memorable sports thrills • also enjoys trying new foods, meeting new people, listening to music and hanging out with friends. 

MORE HEADLINES

Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships

Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships

6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.

Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

6/8/2018 - M. Track & Field

Ali claimed the program's first national championship in the steeplechase by breaking his own school record at 8:32.23 on Friday night at Hayward Field.

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

6/6/2018 - M. Track & Field

Competing at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Ali led the semifinal field with a time of 8:39.17 on Wednesday to advance to Friday's final at 7:54 p.m. CT.

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