Events: 200M (OUT: 24.59w/24.76), 400M (IN: 55.98; OUT: 53.61)
Lettered for the first time in her collegiate career after running the 400-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Finished in 18th place overall in the qualifying round while running 54.23 seconds at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Ran a seasonal-best time of 54.07 for 13th place at the LSU Invitational ... Also placed fourth at the Hurricane Twilight (54.78) and fifth at the Texas Invitational (54.72) ... Clocked 55.73 at LSU's Battle on the Bayou ... Sprinted to an all-conditions career-best of 24.59 (+2.2) while running the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Led off 4x400-meter relay teams that won the event title in LSU's outdoor opener at the Hurricane Twilight (3:35.06) and finished runner-up at the Texas Invitational (3:34.64) ... Opened her indoor season by running the 600 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Ran an indoor PR of 55.98 in the 400 meters for 12th place overall at the Razorback Invitational ... Finished runner-up in the event at the Bayou Bengal Invitational while running 57.85 in her season debut in the 400 meters ... Also ran the 400 meters indoors at the Power Five Conference Clash (57.35) ... Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 25.37 in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational.
Competed in only two meets as a true freshman before missing the remainder of the season through injury … Helped the Lady Tigers win the 4x400-meter relay in their season opener at the LSU Indoor Invitational with a time of 3 minutes, 49.46 seconds … Ran 56.86 seconds for ninth place in her only 400-meter race of the indoor season at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Received a medical redshirt following the season to preserve her freshman season of indoor eligibility … Did not compete during the outdoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the premier 400-meter recruits at the prep level in the United States for the Class of 2014 … Capped her junior season in 2013 by winning the young women’s silver medal in the 400-meter final at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Sprinted to a personal best of 53.61 in the final to win the USATF National Junior Olympics silver medal … Clocked the fastest time of the preliminary round at 53.79 to advance to the national final … Ended the 2013 outdoor season as the No. 9-ranked 400-meter runner among all classifications and the No. 3-ranked member of the Class of 2014 at the prep level in the United States … Crowned the Ohio Division II outdoor state champion in the 400 meters during her junior season at Meadowdale High School in 2013 … Clocked a winning time of 54.04 in the state final to win her first career state championship in Ohio … Also anchored Meadowdale High School to the Division II outdoor state title in the 4x400-meter relay in 2013 … Defended her Ohio Division II outdoor state championships in the 400 meters (53.98) and 4x400-meter relay during her senior season in 2014, leading Meadowdale High School to the Ohio Division II team title … Anchored Meadowdale High School to a state championship in the 4x400 relay during the 2014 indoor season … Swept 400-meter titles at the district and regional meets en route to winning the state championship in 2013 … Won the Division 2-Region 8 crown in the state of Ohio with a time of 54.25 … Had a winning run of 56.05 at the 2013 district meet … Captured the Ohio Division II state silver medal in the 400 meters during her sophomore season in 2012 with a seasonal-best time of 55.77 in the state final … Took home the Region 5 title in the 400 meters in the qualifying process for the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympics in the summer of her sophomore season … Made her debut at the Ohio Division II Outdoor State Championships as a freshman in 2011 while winning the 400-meter bronze medal with a seasonal-best time of 55.32 in the state final … Won three-straight district titles in the 400 meters during her high school career from 2011-13 … Also won her first career district title as a freshman in 2011 … Set her wind-legal PR of 24.76 (+0.4) in the 200 meters in winning the event at the USATF Junior Olympics Region 5 meet in 2011.
Full name is Oksana Estrianna Louriana Lawrence … Born on Feb. 7, 1996 … Parents are Sherdon Smith and Wayne Lawrence … Has two younger brothers, Wayne, Jr. and Fredireck, and two younger sisters, Casana and LeeAnna … Both parents ran track in college at Central State University in Ohio … An honor student during her prep career at Meadowdale High School … An international baccalaureate while maintaining a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average during her high school career … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.