Lawrence, Tamayo-Garza tab American Athlete of the Week Awards

HOUSTON – Following their performances at the Houston Alumni Invitational, Destiny Laurent and Cecilia Tamayo Garza won the American Athlete of the Week award, the conference announced Tuesday.

Lawrence picked up the triple jump win at the Houston Alumni Invitational on April 2. Lawrence cleared 13.61m (44-8.0) on the flight’s first attempt to take the win. Lawrence led the American and ranked fourth in the NCAA as of April 5.

Cecilia Tamayo Garza

Tamayo-Garza earned a second-place finish and was the top collegiate finisher in the 200 yards at the Houston Alumni Invitational on April 2. Tamayo-Garza crossed the line with a time of 23.62 in the eighth and final section to place second overall.

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