After Three High Schools and Three Colleges, Collegium Grad with World-Class Speed Finds Home at LSU

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Terrance Laird, center.

After spending time at several high schools and colleges, Terrance Laird, an Olympic prospect and former track star at Coatesville High School, has found his home at LSU, writes Neil Geoghegan for PA Prep Live.

Laird, who shuffled between family members in Coatesville and Elverson for much of his childhood, has emerged as a world-class sprinter. He recently clocked a personal-best 20.20 seconds in the 200 meters at the recent NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The time is the seventh-fastest in collegiate history.

Finding a home was not as easy for Laird, though. In the past six years, he attended three high schools (Twin Valley, Coatesville, and Collegium Charter) and three colleges (Penn State, Hinds Community College in Mississippi, and now LSU). He never lasted longer than a year at any of them, until he joined the Tigers in the fall of 2019.

Now, he plans to stay and earn his diploma in Interdisciplinary Studies.

“To actually find a home, it feels different but it also feels pretty good,” said Laird. “LSU is the best place for me academically and track-wise. It couldn’t be a better fit.”

Read more about Terrance Laird at PA Prep Live here.

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