The 6-foot, 150-pound senior distance runner captured a pair of individual titles and shared in a third at the Class AA state meet this spring, leading the Broncs to a second-place finish as a team. LaRance won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.22 and the 1600 in 4:15.51 before anchoring the winning 4x400 relay medley quartet, breaking the tape in 3:18.01. LaRance also took silver in the 800 at the Arcadia Invitational with a time of 1:51.59. His 800 clocking at the state meet ranked as the nation's No. 6 performance among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection.
LaRance has maintained a 3.88 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Minnesota this fall.
An accomplished and award-winning vocalist in his school's concert choir, he is a member of the National Honor Society and has volunteered locally on behalf of his church youth group. "Dawson LaRance is one of the hardest-working athletes I have ever met," said Billings Senior High head coach Brandon Quesenberry. "He is extremely dedicated on improving himself and those around him. He leads by example everything from the way he warms up, cools down, works with coaches and the way he competes. He is a great student, athlete, and young man anyone could meet."