Four Pac-10 Track and Field Athletes on Bowerman Watch Lists
The Bowerman Award
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The most recent Bowerman Award Watch Lists feature four Pac-10 track and field athletes, as announced this week by the Men's and Women's Watch List Committees. The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the top male and female collegiate track and field athletes in the nation.
WASHINGTON STATE senior Jeshua Anderson is the Pac-10 representative on the men's watch list. Anderson won his fourth-straight Pac-10 Conference title in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking a personal-best 48.31 to win by over a second. The time is the second-best in the world so far this year and moves Anderson to the all-time collegiate top-five in the event.
USC senior Nia Ali has been added to the women's watch list after previously receiving mention. Ali won the Pac-10 title in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.77 and placed second in the high jump at the conference meet with a clearance at 6-1.25 (1.68m). Ali's 100-meter hurdles time is the top legal time in the country this season.
ARIZONA sophomore Brigetta Barrett was also added to the list. Barrett cleared a career-best 6-4 (1.93m) in the high jump at the Pac-10 Championships to move into a tie for fourth-best in Arizona's prestigious high jump history. The mark currently ranks second in the world in 2011 and is the NCAA-leading mark by nearly three inches.
OREGON sophomore Jordan Hasay was a double winner at the Pac-10 Championships, capturing the 1,500 meters (4:19.18) and 5,000 meters (16:24.10). Hasay leads the nation in the 1,500 meters with her time of 4:10.28 and also holds the second-fastest time in the 5,000 meters this season with a season-best of 15:37.29.
Oregon's Galen Rupp won the inaugural men's award in 2009, and teammate Ashton Eaton captured The Bowerman in 2010.