And what a trip it's been.
Lawson and Hutchins, who have logged thousands of miles side by side in four years of both track and field and cross country workouts, might be similar in that they are both premiere distance runners.
But away from the running world, they are as different as night and day.
Lawson, who cracked the nine-minute barrier in the 3,200 meters for the first time at the recent Arcadia Invitational, is idiosyncratic and loquacious.
Hutchins is regimented and restrained.
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