Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon breaks 18-year-old Alberta indoor track record


Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon has always been fast, but the Red Deer teen is reaching new heights in Texas.

Lauzon, 21, in his first season with West Texas A&M in NCAA Division II, broke a long-standing Alberta indoor track record in the 200-metre race.

At a meet in Lubbock, Texas, earlier this year, Lauzon finished in 21.14 seconds, breaking the mark of 21.22 set in 2004 by Tyler Christopher.

Lauzon’s 200m time in Lubbock, is the second fastest indoor 200m time by a Canadian this year, with only Ibrahim Ayorinde running faster, in a time of 21.02 seconds. The Canadian record in the indoor 200m was set by Olympian Andre De Grasse in 2015, with a time of 20.26.

Earlier this month at an event in Texas, Lauzon ran a wind-assisted 20.57 in the 200m on the outdoor track.

Lauzon and the West Texas A&M Buffs will compete in New Mexico over the weekend in week four of the outdoor season. They are the number one ranked Track and Field program in the NCAA Division II national rankings.