Tracye Lawyer-Thomas

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Tracye Lawyer (born August 28, 1977 in Santa Barbara, California) is an American heptathlete.[1] In international competition, she won the heptathlon at the 2000 NACAC Under-25 Championships in Athletics. She also took silver at the inaugural NACAC Combined Events Championships in 2005.

Lawyer attended tiny Cate School in Carpinteria, California, where she achieved the CIF California State Meet Championship in the high jump as a sophomore in 1993. She also finished third in 1994 and second in 1995.[2] Next she went to Stanford University, where she achieved the 1999 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the heptathlon. Previous to that she had been third in 1997 and second in 1998. During that period she won the PAC-10 Championships three years in a row and set the still standing Stanford record in the event.[3]

A noted first day specialist, she finished 7th at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. Four years later she finished eighth.[4]

She was formerly an assistant coach at Stanford University, and is now an orthopedic surgery resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.[3]

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