Anderson and Roth Named Bowerman Award Men's Semifinalists
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Bowerman Men's Watch Committee in conjunction with the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday the 10 male semifinalists for the Bowerman, collegiate track and field's biggest award. The Bowerman Advisory Board will announce the three finalists on Wednesday, July 13.
WASHINGTON STATE senior Jeshua Anderson joined BYU's Ralph Mann (1969-71) and Iowa State's Danny Harris (1984-86) as the only athletes to win three NCAA titles in the 400-meter hurdles. Anderson won the 2011 NCAA crown in 48.56, over a half-second ahead of the rest of the field. He earned the season's collegiate best and current American-leading time of 48.13 en route to winning his fourth-straight Pac-10 championship in the event.
WASHINGTON senior Scott Roth claimed the sweep of the NCAA pole vault crowns during the 2011 year, becoming the fourth to do so since 2000. Roth set an indoor personal best of 18-1 (5.51m) during the indoor season and an overall personal best of 18-9.25 (5.72m) at the Mt. SAC Relays this spring. He became the first Husky since thrower Scott Neilson in 1979 to win two NCAA titles in the same year.
Oregon's Galen Rupp won the inaugural men's award in 2009, and teammate Ashton Eaton captured The Bowerman in 2010.