Hunter, Teare Named to The Bowerman Watch List
EUGENE, Ore. – Ahead of this weekend's Tyson Invitational, Oregon standouts Charlie Hunter and Cooper Teare have been named to The Bowerman Mid-Indoor Watch List. The Ducks are the only program represented by two men on Thursday's top-10 watch list.
The Ducks are back in Fayetteville, Ark., for the second time this season for the Tyson Invitational which begins Friday at 11 a.m. (PT) for field events and 1 p.m. for running events. The two-day meet will be streamed on SEC Network+ (Day 1 | Day 2) with live updates available through Flash Results.
Hunter is the NCAA leader in the mile, clocking a time of 3:54.54 at the Razorback Invitational (Jan. 30). The night before, he ran the 800-meter leg—1:47.65 split—of the Ducks' record-breaking DMR that ran 9:19.42 to set a new collegiate record and all-time world best. Hunter's mile time doubled as the Australian indoor record.
Teare owns the No. 1 time in the NCAA over 3,000 meters with his 7:46.10 performance at the Razorback meet. In the distance-medley relay, he took the baton from Hunter and anchored Oregon—3:54.61 split—to the record.
The duo represents the seventh and eighth Men of Oregon to make an appearance on The Bowerman Watch List since the award's inception, and first to do so since the 2017 season.
Named for legendary Oregon head coach Bill Bowerman and first awarded in 2009, The Bowerman is presented annually to the year's most outstanding male and female performers in collegiate track and field.
Five Ducks have won The Bowerman, a list featuring Galen Rupp (2009), Ashton Eaton (2010), Laura Roesler (2010), Jenna Prandini (2015) and Raevyn Rogers (2017). Bowerman, Eaton and Rogers are three of the five UO icons depicted on the tower at Hayward Field.
The next updates of the watch list are set for March 3 (women) and March 4 (men).
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