Torrin Lawrence

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Torrin Lawrence
Personal information
Born(1989-04-11)April 11, 1989
DiedJuly 28, 2014(2014-07-28) (aged 25)
near Cordele, Georgia
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres
College teamUniversity of Georgia
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 10.40

200m: 20.51 (+2.8 m/s)

400m: 45.03

Torrin Lawrence (April 11, 1989 – July 28, 2014) was an American sprinter who competed in the 400 meters. He ran for the University of Georgia.


  • At the 2010 NCAA Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships, Lawrence won his first collegiate title in the 400m, clocking a 45.23.
  • Lawrence ran the three fastest indoor 400m times in the world in 2010 with his 45.03 clocking at the Tyson Invitational, His 45.10 at the SEC Men's Indoor Championships, and his 45.23 at NCAAs.[1] His 45.03 is the seventh fastest indoor 400m in history.[2]
  • Lawrence holds the NCAA record in the indoor 300m, having run 32.32 at the Hokie Invitational, which is the fifth fastest time in history.[2]


Lawrence died after a tractor-trailer collided with his car on I-75 near Cordele, Georgia, early in the morning of July 28, 2014. Lawrence's car suffered a blowout and came to rest in the traffic lane of I-75 south near exit 94. Lawrence was awaiting assistance from a deputy, when the tractor-trailer hit his car. Lawrence was thrown from the vehicle and killed.[3][4]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Venue Date
100 m 10.40 Jacksonville April 10, 2008
200 m 20.51 (+2.8 m/s) Gainesville June 4, 2012
400 m 45.32 Kortrijk July 12, 2014
300 m 32.32 Blacksburg January 22, 2010
400 m 45.03 Fayetteville February 12, 2010


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