Aug. 24, 2011
|Lacy Jason Profile
Current Residence: Sarasota Florida
High School: Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) HS ’01
College: Florida State ’06
Coach: Dennis Nobles
|Career Highlights: 2010 USA Indoor Champion; 3rd at USA Outdoors
(’07, ’11); 2006 NCAA Outdoor champion; 2003 NCAA Indoor champion;
2002 USA Junior champion
|Personal Bests: Outdoors – 4.60m/15-1 (twice, 2010); Indoors – 4.66/15-
|Janson earned a spot in her first outdoor World Championships with a
third-place finish (4.50m/14-9) at the U.S. Championships earlier this
summer in Eugene, Ore…she also posted a gold medal finish at the adidas
Grand Prix…her season best of 4.60/15-1 came indoors at the Drake
Mall Vault…the 2006 Florida State graduate enjoyed her best year in 2010,
when she eclipsed her previous personal best three times, establishing
new indoor and outdoor bests…finished 2010 ranked No. 1 in the United
States and No. 5 in the world by Track & Field News…Janson won a pair
of NCAA Championships for the Seminoles, capturing the 2006 outdoor
and 2003 indoor titles.
I’m really excited to be here in Daegu. I went to the indoor World Champs in Doha, Qatar last year, but the atmosphere here is a lot different. have built us an athlete village to stay in while we prepare to compete and it is quite a little hub of activity. It is complete with a convenient store, computer room, video game room, pool hall, a salon, some cafes, a cardio room, a weight room, and a 200m and a 400m track.
Everything is so close that we can walk everywhere, but they have provided us with community bikes so we can pick one up where we find it and drop it off at our destination for the next person. We can bike over to the mall down the street or to one of the several 7-11 convenient stores, or even the Outback Steak House.
The teams are spread out between apartment buildings, but we all come together for meals. It was neat to walk in the first day and see the teams from all over the world, but be surrounded by people from FSU. There are 12 athletes that went through FSU here: Maurice Mitchell, Ngoni Makusha, Dorian Scott, Kimberly Williams, Kevin Borlee, Jonathan Borlee, Walter Dix, Ciaran O’Lionaird, Barbara Parker, Hannah England, Andrew Lemoncello and myself.
The weather has been overcast and rainy, so keep your fingers crossed for good weather in the coming days.
You can watch the meet on Universal Sports online or on television: http:/ /www.universalsports.com/track-and-field/events/event=US0302094/ viewers-guide/index.html.
Should be a great meet!! Thanks for getting the word out on this!