NCAA discus champion Shadae Lawrence transfers to CSU

NCAA discus champion and three-time First-Team All-American Shadae Lawrence has signed  with the Colorado State track & field team and will be immediately eligible for the 2018-19 season, head coach Brian Bedard announced on Tuesday.

Lawrence is a native of St. Catherine, Jamaica and is the reigning Jamaican national champion in women's discus. She also had an accomplished career at Kansas State University, where she was the NCAA runner-up in the women's discus in 2018 and the 2017 National Champion. 

Lawrence is also a two-time Big 12 individual champion, and in 2016, was named Big 12 Outstanding Freshman of the Year.

Lawrence comes to CSU with a lifetime-best mark of 205-4 (62.59m) in the women's discus, a Kansas State record. The discus mark also ranks as a Big 12 Championships record and is the facility record in the event for Rock Chalk Park at the University of Kansas. 

No female athlete in Colorado State history has thrown the discus as far as Lawrence. The current program record was set by Shelly Greathouse-Borman (198.8 (60.5m)) in 1999. 

Lawrence is the 18th student-athlete to sign with Colorado State track & field leading up to the upcoming indoor and outdoor seasons. She is one of three throwers in the signing class for this season, joining Gabi McDonald (Fort Collins, Colo./Rocky Mountain HS) and Morgan Stewart (Fort Collins, Colo./Fossil Ridge HS).

PHOTO: Courtesy of Kansas State athletics