Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon set a Great Northwest Athletic Conference Division II indoor track record in the 200m race at an event in Boston. It was just the second NCAA Division II race for the freshman from Red Deer. (Photo courtesy of Simon Fraser University Athletics)

Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon sets Division II college conference record

It is no secret that Jeremiah Lauzon is fast, he just happened to prove it on another stage on the weekend.

The Red Deer teenager posted a blistering time in the 200-metre race at an indoor event in Boston Saturday. He is competing in his rookie season of NCAA Division II collegiate running for the Simon Fraser University Clan track and field team in B.C.

Lauzon, 19, set a new all-time record for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in the 200, with a time of 21.55 seconds, one-one hundredths of a second faster than the previous mark set in 2018. His time was the top non-Division I time and seventh out of 191 competitors at the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston Saturday.

The time also broke the provisional standard for the NCAA Championships and is the 10th fastest time in Division II this season.

For his efforts, he was named the GNAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

In his first collegiate race on Jan. 18, Lauzon picked up a bronze medal in the 200m in Seattle, Washington. His time there was 21.60 seconds. He also posted a personal best in the 60m race, finishing in seven seconds flat.

Lauzon’s next race is the University of Washington Invitational, Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.

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